Moviemaking

  • Shooting Stars, Part II (The Women)

    MARK MY WORDS: there will come a time in Hollywood, and it won’t be long,  when the whole "gender thing’ is history....

  • Will the Writers Rescue Hollywood?

    Reversal of Fortune (1990) For decades studio executives have searched for a fool-proof money- making formula, and they’ve tried everything from allowing...

  • Cashing in on Historical Screenplays

    Every film is a period piece.  Whether they know it or not, all moviemakers record history, because there is no reality except...

  • Cyberscribes: The Power of Digital Screenwriting

    Its pioneering moments are forever stamped on the psyches of audiences everywhere: the water tentacle shaping itself into Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio’s face...

  • Hail Preston Sturges

    "Directing was easy for me," Preston Sturges noted in his autobiography, Preston Sturges on Preston Sturges, "because I was a writer-director and...

  • Hollywood’s Homeless Screenplays

    Shakespeare In Love almost never was. The original story was hatched in 1989 and was set to go in 1993 with Ed...

  • Quintessential Cool: A Conversation with James Coburn

    James Coburn himself will tell you that it’s sometimes hard to separate the actor from the characters he plays, and sinc no...

  • Spec Sale Strategies

    Aspiring screenwriter Dan Bruzenak’s uncle drives a limousine in San Francisco. When Dan heard that famous producers, directors and actors passed through...

  • MM Notebook

    Welcome to MovieMaker‘s second annual Screenwriting Issue. Last year this was the issue that kicked off our popular "theme" series, followed by...

  • Letters

    No Sugardaddy Needed Dear Folks: I absolutely frothed over Peter Broderick’s article on the digital/video revolution (issue #30-ed.). Finally, a mainstream film...

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