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Time to Take Hollywood to the Woodshed

I woke up this morning to find this Hollywood Reporter article in my in-box. I thought I had stumbled onto a porn site. I actually don’t even want to repeat the headline. You can read it for yourself. But suffice to say, it’s time to take my own industry to the woodshed.

Novels into films? The 4 Screenwriter Super Powers

What is the one thing most of us say when we see one of our favorite novels turned into a movie? “It just wasn’t as good as the book.” Right? There are a few reasons for this.

Must-Listen Writing Podcast with Steven James and… Yours Truly

It’s not often one gets to break bread and break stories with a national best-selling author, but that’s what I got to do this week with novelist Steven James in Asheville, North Carolina, at the prestigious 2014 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers’ Conference.

Here’s How You Break Into Hollywood…

Every once in a blue moon, an original short film explodes onto the scene with such creative ferocity that their young creators have their tickets immediately punched into the Hollywood big leagues.

Gametime… some shameless self-promotion

Today’s post is some shameless self-promotion about my latest film endeavor, Gametime: Tackling the Past, airing Saturday, September 3, at 8 p.m. on NBC.