Spec Spotlight: Matt Tente, Screenwriter of "Green Rush"
When it comes to drugs, there’s been a complete one-eighty from the harsh mandatory minimum sentencing rules enacted in the 1980s to the booming medical marijuana industry of today. A dealer convicted 20 years ago could be released from prison now to...
Big Break Behind the Scenes: Manager and New Judge Jamie Wager
As we head toward a new competition season, Final Draft is excited to bring a new face to our Big Break panel of judges: manager Jamie Wager.
Terry Rossio, Writer of Pirates of the Caribbean Part II: The Craft of Screenwriting
We talked at length with one of Hollywood’s most sought-after screenwriters, Terry Rossio, perhaps best known for Shrek and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Terry Rossio, Writer of "Pirates of the Caribbean" Part I: The Business of Screenwriting
In the vast world of filmmaking, screenwriters have their own stars and heroes. One name that even freshman writers beginning their first scripts know is that of Terry Rossio.
NHMC's Writers Programs: Developing Latino Voices
Screenwriters’ workshops often do double duty, honing a writer’s craft while also providing access to industry insiders via mentorships. The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) incorporates a third task by gearing its two programs toward Latino ...
Spec Spotlight: Mike Roberts, Creator of "Dallas & Robo"
Show creators hail from all types of backgrounds. A master’s in screenwriting might teach you about storytelling, but it’s not the only path.
Screenwriting Webinars from EIACE's Jen Grisanti & Lee Jessup
Navigating the world of screenwriting is tricky, whether a writer is struggling to make a protagonist’s journey compelling or trying to get a foot in the door. The Entertainment Industry Association of Consultants & Educators (EIACE) is a nonprof...
Big Break Behind the Scenes: Judge, Manager and Producer Lee Stobby
In under 10 years in Hollywood, Lee Stobby already has his own management and production company—Lee Stobby Entertainment—his name on a slate of films, and clients working everywhere.
Big Break Behind the Scenes: Judge and Super Vision Manager Tony Zequeira
Reared on Spielberg, Zemeckis and Scorsese, Tony Zequeira got into film to work with people making the kinds of stories that captured him when he was young. Now he does exactly that at Super Vision, his own management and production company.