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[THREE CENTS] Responsibility to Your Audience

As writers, most of us work to create scripts with compelling stories, three-dimensional characters, and authentic-sounding dialogue.  But what else should be on our checklist? After all, screenplays – and the resulting movies, television, and web content – aren’t designed … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Two Heads

Collaboration.  Not an easy thing to accomplish effectively, but the entire entertainment business is built around the concept, so it’s better to embrace the notion than to fight it. Seriously, you can’t fight it.  I’ve tried. Sure, some other art … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Do You Really Want to do This?

Everybody and their cousin has an idea for a movie or television show.  Some of them have a lot (of ideas, that is, not cousins). Well, sure they do, ideas are the easy part (a dime a dozen used to … Continue reading

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[SPOTLIGHT] Kuu Kuu Harajuku

Let me get this out of the way right at the top.  I’ve never met Gwen Stefani. Nevertheless, Rhonda Smiley and I have been writing on her show for a while now, and it premieres in the U.S. on Nickelodeon … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Shut Up Already and Do Something

I was watching “Stranger Things” last week, when I heard the opening notes to New Order’s “Elegia” trickle in behind the mourning scene in “The Acrobat and the Flea” episode (I won’t elaborate any more on that, because, you know…  … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Industry Peers: Mortal Enemies?

Back in my first few days at NYU, all of us freshman Film & Television majors naturally gravitated toward other like-minded students, forming the inevitable cliques.  This was great for hanging out, making the most of a single believable fake … Continue reading

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