The December 5 panel about TV Drama Writing at the Santa Fe Film Festival had a nearly full house at the Jean Cocteau Cinema. Great stories shared about how our panelists got into the business of writing for dramatic television; great insights into why television has truly become the dominant storytelling medium of our time; and interesting walkthroughs of the development process for both limited event series and weekly episodic series.
I’m off to my first ever attendance at the annual University Film and Video Association (UFVA) Conference, being held this year at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts just outside of Los Angeles — one of the premiere film schools in the U.S.
This year’s conference theme is “Story First,” and of course, it’s never been a better time to discuss what it means to be a cinematic storyteller in the 21st century, and what contemporary audiences actually seek in terms of a good film story. Continue reading “University Film and Video Association (UFVA) 2013 Conference”
I’m credited as the screenwriter on this episode of the Arts Schools Network‘s Life in the Arts video-on-demand series, entitled How to Make a Short Film 101. And you’ll get to see me talk about screenwriting in the episode, along with my talented faculty colleagues and some of the talented undergraduates at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. Enjoy!
The day of Mastering Celtx‘s official release has arrived. Find the book on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble, or just about any other online book vendor you prefer. You can walk into a brick-and-mortar Barnes & Noble or Borders and also order the book for pickup.
UC Berkeley’s English Department is now maintaining a blog spotlighting alums, and the spotlight has just shined on me. Thanks to John Lurz, editor of the blog. It was a chance to revisit my classes and studies in Wheeler Hall, and reflect on how my degree in English has paid off in my career.
I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been contracted to write a book about screenwriting and media pre-production, scheduled to roll out in the first quarter of 2011. More details towards the end of the year. This’ll mean a lot of late, late nights until Christmas…