Duck-duck-goose, Austin Film Fest, and pep talks from the Universe

Drought, drought, drought, drought—monsoon! It's sorta like duck-duck-goose, being a spec writer waiting for feedback and opportunity. Whole gaggle of us on the floor in a circle. Nervously anticipating that shoulder tap. The false starts. The sweaty armpits. All that awful nervous flatulence. And then BAMN! Producer or director calls you "goose" and bolts, cackling like … Continue reading Duck-duck-goose, Austin Film Fest, and pep talks from the Universe

My 2023 BlueCat Screenplay Competition script analysis

"This is a hilarious script with fantastic depth of character." —BLUECAT SCRIPT READER The 2023 BlueCat Screenplay Competition released a round of script analyses this week, and though the announcements for first-round contenders are a ways off, the feedback I received was quite promising.This is my second year submitting to BlueCat. My 2023 entry is … Continue reading My 2023 BlueCat Screenplay Competition script analysis

My 2022 Academy Nicholl Fellowships screenplay results

This being my first year submitting to the Academy Nicholl Fellowships, I didn't have super high hopes. OK, I secretly wished they'd realize my genius after reading a mere five pages and cancel the competition to declare me the Crown Scribe & Earl of Hollywood. Are you sitting down? It didn't happen. In fact, I didn't … Continue reading My 2022 Academy Nicholl Fellowships screenplay results