How a “stupid” cat movie saved screenwriter Matt Allen’s life
In person, screenwriter Matt Allen is a friendly, attractive man with salt and pepper stubble, and a cat-that-ate-the-canary grin. Little did I know when I went to meet him at Pete’s Coffee in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Westwood that he would reveal an outrageous story of survival that’s probably only possible inside the magical bubble of Hollywood.
Into the Forest’s Patricia Rozema on creating character-driven drama
The Ellen Page thriller Into the Forest is like most indie films in that character - not plot or action sequences – fuels the movie’s central story arc. Here are 5 tips according to writer/director Patricia Rozema to distinguish your character- driven indie film from the rest.
ONE MORE TIME from writer/director Robert Edwards
What’s a guy who has a military background as a captain in Iraq, who also went to the same high school at Barack Obama doing writing a screenplay about a failed musician planning his big comeback? He’s living the American dream. The one that ...