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THE ART OF STORY, THE CRAFT OF SCREENWRITING AND MORE

Abe Lincoln: Vampire Slayer?

The Hollywood Blacklist of hottest, most-talked about, unproduced screenplays has been published for 2010. Compiled by Universal Development Director Franklin Leonard, the list is a survey of more than 300 studio creative executives of the best, most provocative screenplays to cross their desks.

The Moral Premise Workshop, Nov. 6

I’m breaking my rule and recommending my friend Dr. Stan Williams’ Moral Premise Workshop, coming to Southern California on November 6.

What the heck is BRIANBIRD.NET?

I offer all these professional and personal credentials not out of hubris, but to show you that even an average schmuck like me can rise out of obscurity and actually find success in one of the most competitive businesses in the world. And live to talk about it.

Copying the masters…

I’m often asked by new writers how I learned how to write for film and television. I first learned how to write in journalism school, and then as a working journalist for 10 years or so before I morphed into writing for film and TV. So for me one of the big answers to the question is I learned how write scripts from READING OTHER PEOPLE’S SCRIPTS. Especially produced scripts.

Welcome to BRIANBIRD.NET

For the “Petes” of this world that I offer this website. I hope somehow it enlightens you, helps you hone your skills, makes you laugh and blesses your socks off. And I look forward to hearing from you often in the comment box, or at info@brianbird.net.