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FIVE WAYS TO HIT THE GROUND RUNNING IN 2017(And Good Freaking Riddance, 2016) By Jim Cirile, CEO, Coverage Ink Ahoy, fellow scribes! We’re finally done with 2016, that blizzard of putrescence – and not a minute too soon. Some of the lowlights: Trump, DNC chicanery, and Wikileaks revealing that Citicorp had selected Obama’s entire cabinet, […]

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Want To Be A Professional Screenwriter?

Its why carpenters choose Makita, graphic artists choose Apple, and why screenwriters need… dedicated screenwriting software. Professional tools make for professional quality work. Serious screenwriting is not a hobby- its a contact sport where proper formatting and punctuation can make or break your future. Why put your fate into lesser quality tools? Many emerging screenwriters […]

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I CAN GET YOU SIGNED (But I Probably Won’t)…..By Jim Cirile…..Okay, that snarky title is going to require some ‘splainin’, to quote the great Ricky Ricardo. Truth is, pretty much anyone who knows a few people in the biz can probably help get you signed — a working writer, an assistant, an intern, whatever. Because […]

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Rama-lama-lama-lamaby Sean A. MulvihillWriter, Actor, IMDB CreditFounder of Hollywood Happiness We go together like rama-lama-lama-lama-shoo-bop-doo-boo-bee-dooTogether forever like shoo-bop-shoo-wanna-wanna-shoopity-boop-dee-booChang-chang-changity-chang-shoo-bopThat’s the way it should be-eee. Wahoo-yeah!–“We Go Together from Grease the musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey   Like the above song from Grease, the elements of structure and surprise “go together” and are inseparable in […]

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MY COLD SLAP IN THE FACE By Steven Kirwan, Executive Director, ASA I have been working on my screenplay, “Hard Drive,” methodically and diligently for over a year. I wrote, then rewrote, and then rewrote again. I shared my writing in peer groups and table reads, took copious note, and then re-wrote again. And again. […]

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