Author: Taz Goldstein


Don’t Just sit there! Read a script, and sit there!

The next time you’re hankering for something to read, look no further than your iPhone. Reading screenplays can be entertaining, arduous (if they’re crap), and most importantly, educational. After all, the best way to learn about screenwriting is to read scripts. All it takes is a mobile web browser and a URL or two. You’ve got the gadget. We’ve got the links:

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Are you suffering from Lame Name Shame?

Chip Landmass? Viva LeTruckstop? How about Blunter “Golden Fists” Lighswallow, III? Even though these are all clearly brilliant character names, drenched in dignity and depth…they may not be right for your current project.  And you can only name so many characters Bill and Sarah.  You want your characters to have the appropriate moniker, right?  So, where can you turn for a little name inspiration? Baby Names Plus by SchatzisoftFor years, I’ve turned to my trusty, pastel balloon covered Baby Name book.  I can always flip a few pages and find something unique and evocative.  I’ve been using the same book for the

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Welcome to the revolu–hang on. I have a call.

Did it happen while you were sitting on a film set? Perhaps it was in the editing bay? Or maybe when you were finally sick of playing iFart Mobile. You had a sudden realization that the foul-sounding-distraction in your hand might possibly serve a greater purpose.   It can help you make your movie! For me, that moment came when I purchased a storyboarding app named Hitchcock. I won’t go into details about the app (you’ll get plenty of that in future postings), but I will say that it forced me to see my iPhone in a different way. At

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