Notes from a Screenreader: Pitch Me

Photo via Go Into the Story. Ninety seconds is more than enough time to pitch a well-defined story. The elements that make a story interesting and easy to envision, when stripped of less important trappings, can fit on an index card. Nowhere was this more apparent than at the Austin Film Festival Pitch Finale Party...


Notes from a Screenreader: Bad Contractors Build Great Characters

Photo via Go Into the Story. Like badly built houses, when your characters suffer from faults in their very foundation they can get by just fine with good weather. But when conditions turn ugly, their weaknesses begin to show and the drama starts to happen. To make a really great character, think like a bad...