Today I had the pleasure of teaching a logline class at Script Magazine's "Take A Meeting" event. I met a number of wonderfully talented writers who pitched me (and other industry reps) a bunch of terrific ideas. Feel free to follow this link to see photos from my class and the pitch sessions.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
A number of you have asked me if my seminars and classes are available as audio downloads. Well, now, courtesy of Amazon, they are. If you would like to listen to FREE samples of my seminars, feel free to visit the Amazon MP3 Download Center.
Monday, November 3, 2008
My good friend Rick Mowat needs your vote. No, he's not running for anything, but he has the chance to show his short film on PBS. Please take a moment to follow this link and vote for Rick's film. It'll be good practice for tomorrow.
Marty Learns To Drive
Marty, at 47-years of age has his first child on the way and a move to New Jersey in the near future. He is forced to leave the comfortable non-driving confines of New York City for the first time and face the fact that he must drive in order to survive the wilds of suburbia. With little inclination and even less skill, he reluctantly enters into the world of learners permits and driving school. To say it was a bumpy ride is a bit of an understatement. 6 years in the making.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Story Development 2.0 - Work Concept First
November 1st, 2008
208 W. 13th Street
New York, NY
The key for new screenwriters is to tell an original high-concept story well. Learn new techniques to help you create fresh concepts that are both commercially viable and written from the heart. Using development techniques from her book (How to Write a Screenplay in 10 Weeks), Marilyn will help you tweak a new story idea or improve the plot of your current draft.
Next class: How to Perfect Your Logline in 60 Minutes or Less
Saturday November 8, 2008 at 10am
1290 Avenue of the Americas
(the AXA building between 51st/52nd Street)
New York, NY 10018