Rebecca Norris is a writer, producer, web enthusiast, and creator of the award-winning web series Split with her production company, Freebird Entertainment. Follow Rebecca on Twitter at @beckaroohoo. Can you believe it? All that hard work throughout development, casting, pre-production, and production, and you’re finally here, with a web series in the can! Since I’m currently in post-production on both my web series, Split, and my feature film, Cloudy With […]
I want you to consider the possibility that the following statement is true: “You can’t learn to be a good screenwriter solely by writing, getting notes on your writing and reading articles about screenwriting.” Although all of those processes are useful, ultimately they fall short of what a screenwriter really needs to make progress. This is because if you want to become a better screenwriter, what you really need is […]
Ivo Raza is an independent filmmaker. His award-winning films have played at dozens of festivals. Visit his website for more information. If you’re like most screenwriters, you’ve probably read a handful of books on the topic (if not a box-full). And you might have noticed that most preach a variation of the following: in order for your screenplay to work, your Hero MUST have a story-level goal. A goal that […]
Staton Rabin is a screenplay marketing consultant, script analyst, and “pitch coach” for screenwriters at all levels of experience. “What goes on four feet in the morning, two feet at noon, and three feet in the evening?” That’s one version of the legendary Riddle of the Sphinx. The Great Sphinx at Giza, which has the head of a man (probably the head of the Egyptian pharaoh, Chephren) and the body of a […]
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Do you ever find yourself unable to make a decision. Vacillating between two, three or even more choices? The choices seem momentous. Or, maybe they aren’t huge, but you know that each choice has consequences. Each choice we make takes us down a road, or further down the road that we are on, and you want to make sure it’s the right road! So, we vacillate back and forth, weighing […]
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I was watching In the Heat of the Night(1967) and heard Virgil say that Sam couldn't have driven two cars at the same time.
As Rod Steiger pondered this rarely-contested fact for a moment it dawned on me. It is quite easy to drive two cars at the same time as long as you have about 30 feet of PVC pipe, 100 ft of 8 gauge steel wound wire and one roll of Gorilla Tape. For ease of control the wires on the driver's end would be attached to a couple of hard-rubber handles controlling steering, gas & brakes:
WARNING: Do not attempt this on the open road. However, if you happen to live in the middle of Australia go ahead and have fun. And, just like with remote control helicopters it's best to start out with inexpensive vehicles until you dial in the controls.
Posted on January 20, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment
In the wake of today's collision, sources close to sources close to sources close to the Lohan camp revealed that her handlers have contacted the Special Effects Department at Disney in an effort to secure several of the 'Herbie' Volkswagens that were featured in Herbie Fully Loaded (2005).
One of the heavily-reinforced cars is equipped with ground-breaking accident avoidance technology that was first used on the Mars Rover ten years ago. Both cars will also feature Google's new Blind Driving Computer. "All the cars have a limiter at 210 mph," Herbie's handlers said, "otherwise they could lose control. But they're death-proof up to 400 mph. So we're confident she'll be alright." Google could not be reached for comment.
Posted on June 8, 2012 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments
Considering the hundreds of eyewitness accounts in South America of a giant flightless bird and the fact that much of that country has yet to be explored with modern surveillance equipment it is practical to assume that there are still birds out there that could bite our head off. When we sit down and eat our bird this coming Thursday it's important to realize just why it tastes so good. When the hunted finally get to eat the hunter there is a sublime molecular response, a sense of total gratification. Thousands of generations were afraid to go outside without their dogs nearby. Some even had panthers and tigers to protect them from becoming Diatryma feed, though that elitist method would backfire from time to time for obvious reasons.
Today when we give our cats and dogs the giblets and the dark meat we're actually thanking them for thousands of years of protection. We pay them tributes just like in the Godfather. So Thanksgiving is a day of thanks on many levels, besides the obvious ones, which include being thankful for Law & Order on TNT and the Snuggie®.Continue
Posted on November 18, 2011 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment