Monthly Archives: September 2011

First Review of “Bag Of Tricks”

Of course I am in the middle of a thousand things right now. Having just completed two back-to-back weekend seminars and now only two weeks away from flying to Munich and Moscow. But when you receive your first review on … Continue reading

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There’s a Virus in the land.

WHERE HAVE ALL OUR STORYTELLERS GONE? It is with great anticipation that we go to see many films. We’ve seen the promotion, heard of the stellar cast, know we’re in the hands of an A-list director. We have an idea … Continue reading

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The Story Beneath The Story – Yours Comes First

A STORY TO CONSIDER. When I was a pre-teen in the awful throes of adolescence, I was struggling with massive insecurities and a bad case of hero worship that was focused on the most despicable juvenile delinquent soon-to-be-criminal in my … Continue reading

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The Invisible Story and Tip of the Month

One of the curious and annoying things about writing screenplays is their limitations. Yes, telling a story on the screen is very exciting and full of possibilities both real and imagined. You would think there were no limitations – and … Continue reading

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Under the Hood

I think I’ve answered the question that began these blogs days ago – what is a story? Somewhere in there is an answer. And I think I’ve addressed why do we tell stories? So, it is time to move on. … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Assumption

Went to see a movie last night. At the DGA, the 700-seat theatre was packed with eager DGA members.  “Been getting great reviews,” I was told in the lobby. So, I said to myself, “Good choice, Mark.” And I knew … Continue reading

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