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"Look Good in Your Shorts." Published in MovieMaker Magazine, Special Edition: Complete Guide to Making Movies 2012
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"The Script Doctor is In: How to Triage Script Notes" (Part I of II). Published in MovieMaker Magazine, Summer 2011
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"The Script Doctor is In: Cures for Common Complaints" (Part II of II). Published in MovieMaker Magazine, Winter 2011
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Great dialogue builds great scripts. This book gives screenwriters and playwrights an easy to use training manual for improving dialogue writing skills It includes step-by-step lessons and over 80 targeted dialogue writing exercises.

Great Ensemble. Great Design.

Signal to Noise is nominated for Best Ensemble and Best Production Design at the DePaul Premiere Film Festival!

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Signal to Noise in 30 Seconds

It was a 4000 mile round trip journey, but the film SIGNAL TO NOISE is complete. Want a sneak peek? Editor Kathryn Swary put together this trailer. Go ahead. Drink the Kool-Aid.

LOCKER ROOM TALK wins comedy prize at Adirondack Film Festival

Big laughs for LOCKER ROOM TALK at the Adirondack Film Festival this past weekend! The film took home 2nd place honors in the category of "Best Comedy Short." There was a theme to the audience's votes-- both our film and the first place winner (the delightful film, THE IMPORTANCE OF SEX EDUCATION, by writer/director L. Elizabeth Powers), found humor in the dilemma of characters who choose to stay silent in the face of awkward or embarrassing topics.

It was a treat to spend an autumn weekend in Glens Falls, NY. The town has the kind of new England charm that mixes the scenic with the academic with the artistic. Going from venue to venue at the festival was like walking through scene changes in a Thornton Wilder play.

The festival is over, but LOCKER ROOM TALK lives on. I'm happy to announce that we're releasing the film on-line. So even if you couldn't see it in New York or Chicago, you have the opportunity to see it now!



Signal to Noise Wraps Production in L.A.

The giant sculpture stayed at the park. The crazy electronics got returned to the prop house. But I kept the helmet. You never know when I'll need to contact the aliens. Thanks to the cast and crew of Signal to Noise, who braved the ants and the heat to deliver amazing performances on and off screen.

Adirondack Film Festival selects Locker Room Talk

This fall, Locker Room Talk screens at the Adirondack Film Festival, which runs Oct 18-20 in Glens Falls, New York! I'm particularly excited to attend the festival because it is one of the only festivals in the country that partners with a professional theater company. That should bring an exciting mix of perspectives to the experience. As a playwright, talking to theater people always feels like talking to family. I'm looking forward to sharing the film with everyone there.

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"The Script Doctor is In: How to Triage Script Notes" (Part I of II). Published in MovieMaker Magazine, Summer 2011
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"Look Good in Your Shorts." Published in MovieMaker Magazine, Special Edition: Complete Guide to Making Movies 2012
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"The Script Doctor is In: Cures for Common Complaints" (Part II of II). Published in MovieMaker Magazine, Winter 2011
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Great dialogue builds great scripts. This book gives screenwriters and playwrights an easy to use training manual for improving dialogue writing skills It includes step-by-step lessons and over 80 targeted dialogue writing exercises.