Articles – Features

  • Midnight Movie Madness

    Brad” and “Janet” act out The Rocky Horror Show in New York For millions of people around the globe, the moviegoing ritual is a familiar...

  • Funny Business

    Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and Dave Mandel on the set of Eurotrip (2004) Comedy is considered by many to be the most difficult genre to...

  • The Super 16 Revolution

    The cast and crew of Admissions (2004): Amy Madigan, Melissa Painter and Paul Ryan; and Lauren Ambrose Let’s begin by giving credit where credit is...

  • Lars von Trier: The Natural

    Lauren Bacall and Lars von Trier on the set of Dogville (2004) If you were to ask any movie­maker with a clue to list  the...

  • The Clip’s in the Can

    Your movie opens with a panoramic view of Paris, France. A large crowd has gathered on a cobblestone street to protest the closing of a...

  • Made in Manhattan

    In 1979, Woody Allen collaborated with cinematographer Gordon Willis (The Godfather Trilogy, Annie Hall, All the President’s Men), on what would come to be regarded...

  • What Do Producers Want?

    =When it comes to evaluating Hollywood’s output, writers too often find themselves shaking their heads and muttering, “How the #*@#! did that movie get made?”...

  • Confessions of a Hack

    One afternoon, when I was supposed to be writing but was instead doing my ‘shuffling-aimlessly-from-room-to-room-in-bathrobe-and-slippers’ routine, I remembered something that got my heart pounding. It...

  • Marketing Your Screenplay- and Yourself

    Writing a script is a labor of love. And while the writing process itself is an extremely difficult job, the task of actually getting someone...

  • Orson Welles: Beacon and Exile

    After a screening of unknown works by Orson Welles in March, a man in Hollywood’s Egyptian Theater said with surprise, “I didn’t think Orson Welles...