Sunday, February 23, 2014

2014 Oscar Nominee Transcript - February 23, 2014

Oscars Preview: The nominees for best original and adapted scripts - what worked, what didn’t & what should win/will win.  Check out this list of Oscar nominated screenplays for reference: Script Special Oscar Issue: The Screenplay Oscars, Part 1 – The Nominees

To read the chat on the Storify site, click here.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Transcript with Guest Screenwriter Joe Gazzum - February 16, 2014

Screenwriter Joe Gazzam @JOE_GAZZAM (21 Jump Street, Barbarella, Step Up: Revolution, Disney’s Hawaiian Adventure, It Takes a Thief)

TOPIC: What it's really like to be a working writer in Hollywood.

Moderator: Jeanne Veillette Bowerman @jeannevb

Read chat below or on Storify here.

Note: Due to an unfortunate event of cyberbullying, unrelated to his appearance on Scriptchat, Joe has deactivated his Twitter account. To keep up with Joe's work, bookmark his website and visit often. We are deeply appreciative of the time Joe took to offer his advice. He's a stand-up guy who we're proud to have in our Scriptchat family. ~ Jeanne 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Screenwriter Joe Gazzam Talks About Life as a Working Writer on Scriptchat, February 16, 2013!

What is it really like to be a working writer in Hollywood? Joe Gazzam is going to give us the non-PC version of a working writer's life on USA Scriptchat, February 16, 2013! 

Screenwriter/Novelist Joe Gazzam @JOE_GAZZAM was born in Baltimore, MD, grew up in Fort Lauderdale, FL and graduated from the University of Florida.  Soon after college he moved to Los Angeles with one script under his arm, never having been to California in his life.  
Since then, due to good luck and the support of friends and family, he’s been a working screenwriter for 8 years.  Joe has worked on such films as:
  • 21 Jump Street
  • Barbarella
  • Step Up: Revolution
  • Disney’s Hawaiian Adventure
  • It Takes a Thief
  • Anubis Tapestry

His debut novel, UNCAGED, was just released and he currently lives in Southern California with his wife and son.

Join us at 5pm, Sunday February 16th to chat with Joe - click here to enter the chat room

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Guest Stuart Acher on Scriptchat February 9th

Stuart Acher guests on Scriptchat Sunday, February 9, 2014 to discuss screenwriting and unique methods of crowdfunding.

Writer / Director Stuart Acher @stuartacher was first discovered by Roger Ebert at the Sundance Film Festival when convinced the manager of the bar to play his short film on the TV Ebert was watching.  That subsequently lead to multiple articles about Acher in Ebert's Chicago Sun-times column.  

#STUCK, starring Joel David Moore (Avatar) and Madeline Zima (Californication) is his feature film debut after directing many commercials and music videos. @Stuck_thefilm to DONATE and get REWARDS

Sunday, February 2, 2014