Category: ARTICLES

Top 10 Film Festivals

                              This list of the Top 10 Festivals is based upon the festivals ability to discover emerging talent and provide them with national and/or international media attention. In addition, many of these festivals also function as unofficial film markets, enabling filmmakers to find distribution for their…

Top 12 Black Film Festivals

                              Film festival directors create fair and balanced programs for their festivals. Notwithstanding the quality of the films, a festival with all Black films is not necessarily that interesting as a mainstream festival, but opens up the doorway of opportunity for niche market festivals. As a…

Top 5 Screenwriting Contests

                              Based upon my experiences earning my Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting from UCLA, participating in the Writers Guild of America, west’s Independent Screenwriters Caucus, and working in Los Angeles in the entertainment industry for over 10 years, I have compiled this list of the…

Top 5 Diversity Screenwriting Contests

                              Based upon my experiences earning my Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting from UCLA, participating in the Writers Guild of America, west’s Independent Screenwriters Caucus, and working in Los Angeles in the entertainment industry for over 10 years, I have compiled this list of the…

Top 5 Film Schools And What Sets Them Apart

                              Having gone to film school three times and being a member of a family where education was held in the highest esteem, obviously I am a fan of becoming film educated. However, I do stress becoming “educated”. School is not the only way to become…

Top 10 Most Popular TV Sitcom Ideas

                      Have you ever had that deja vu feeling of “I’ve seen that before,” while watching your favorite television show? That’s because you probably have seen that before. Most sitcoms (a.k.a. situation comedies) are all variations of 10 basic plots. FULL ARTICLE http://ezinearticles.com/1155799

Are You Ready To Begin A Career As A Professional Screenwriter?

                        When the studio calls, will you be ready? When pilot season starts, will you be ready? When the next Nicholls Fellowship deadline arrives, will you be ready? When the production company asks for the next great drama, will you be ready? FULL REVIEW http://ezinearticles.com/1167908

Publicity 101 Internet Marketing

                      Don’t sleep on the Internet. Peter Guber (President, Mandalay Pictures) contends that new technology must be exploited in new ways. Old paradigms don’t always translate. In other countries like Japan where it’s easier to implement a high-tech environment, consumers have been downloading entertainment straight to their high-definition TV sets…

The Thematic Truth of Married with Children

Love conquers all. No matter how badly Al Bundy and his family talk about each other or treat each other, they still love one another, and prove it. For Example, Al always complains about having sex with Peg, telling her that he loves her (let alone likes her), or even go anywhere in public with Peg. In the episode where…