September 17th, 2014 by admin
Before the accident that capsized their lives. Dana and Christopher Reeve often exchanged gifts that reflected their active, out-doorsy interests. Two years ago, for her birthday, Reeve gave his wife a butterfly house — along with a batch of wildflower seeds to be sown in the yard nearby. The flowers were of a variety known to attract the delicate winged creatures.
Dana remembers planting the seeds that spring, doubtful they would ever sprout in the hand, acidic soil of their Bedford, NY, home. Weeks went by with no sign of life. And by Memorial Day weekend, when the family left for a riding event in Virginia, the garden plot was still barren.
As the …
January 20th, 2014 by admin
If you want to stop snoring fast, all you have to do is go out and buy yourself a snore mouthpiece. You might find different kinds and brands. If you discuss it with your general physician, you might be given a list of names that are worth investing in. it is best to take the suggestions from your physician on the kind of snore mouthpiece you should try instead of the shop keeper. That is because the promotion of a product takes on many forms. Only one of them is comes from the shopkeeper. The rest may be through different media. Therefore, it is much safer to take the advice from your doctor.
October 10th, 2013 by admin
It may seem hard to believe, but my girlfriend was able to get rid of anxiety disorder in barely a week. I was the one who asked her to read a Panic Away review online to see how effective this product is. She took my advice and read one that was written by a credible reviewer. After learning all the details regarding Panic Away, she decided to give it a go. She purchased the product and she was given a book, a CD and DVD and she receives anxiety attack coaching through her email. It really made her happy and satisfied. She’s back to her jolly self after recovering from this health problem. …
August 15th, 2013 by admin
What chance does someone with new ideas have, anyway?”
That’s what a reader asked after learning that Hollywood has four dozen projects in the works based on old TV shows. There’s no question about it: Hollywood loves what it thinks will be a sure thing. Thus, the stampede to bring TV shows to the screen rages on. (Combat recently marched into view.) And the summer screen slate offers ready proof that sequelmania is still rampant – thanks to more entries in the Batman, Die Hard and Under Siege sagas. (And brace yourself: Another outing with Ace Ventura is coming.) Hollywood is so anxious to cash in on the familiar that its executives are even …
August 7th, 2013 by admin
Pick up your pencil, fire up the keyboard, and prepare to write a movie! Follow along as a screenwriter and instructor guides you through the, unique structure of screenplays until, step-by-step, you’ve written a complete script.
How do you sell a screenplay to Hollywood? First you have to write one.
A screenplay isn’t like any other piece of writing. Even the mere look of its words on the paper tells you this kind of writing is different from straight prose. Different, yes. But more difficult? Not necessarily.
To successfully write a screenplay–meaning that you finish the script you start–you must learn the unique elements of a script and how those elements work together to …
July 31st, 2013 by admin
Every script reader in Hollywood has his or her own pet peeves. But certain fundamentals impress everyone. Out of my experience reading scripts for Media Center Productions, Knight/Tyson Productions and Symphony Pictures, I can offer four rules to follow — and four tendencies to avoid. Heed my advice, and you’ll make it easier for script readers to pass your work to producers.
* The 120-page rule. Because one script page equals approximately one minute of screen time, any script I pick up that weighs more than 120 pages immediately loses points. Readers read a lot of script — 10-25 a week. So if I must read five scripts tonight and yours is a …
July 15th, 2013 by admin
The film industry finds life a lot simpler if it divides stories into two categories: A script is either plot-driven or it is character-driven.
The Plot-Driven Story
A plot-driven story is one in which the events take precedence over the characters; characters become secondary to the action.
The easiest way to identify a plot-driven story is to look at the main character. Plot-driven characters are essentially static: They’re the same at the end of the film as they were at the beginning. They’re frozen as a sort of mythic or archetypal hero. James Bond never changes (except faces, now and then); Indiana Jones never changes; and nether do the basic stock …
July 1st, 2013 by admin
The Drama Dept., perhaps best known for its recent Off-Broadway hit “As Bees in Honey Drown,” by Douglas Carter Beane, who heads the company. Earlier this year, the Drama Dept. joined forces with the New York-based New Line and Fine Line Cinema. In exchange for contributing $25,000 to each of the theatre’s four staged productions, New Line earns the chance to develop features based on the plays. Put another way, the movie company gets right of first refusal and the writer is given a shot at penning the script.
Although it’s too early to know how the arrangement will ultimately play itself out, as of this first season, “New Line and the Drama …