As I dig into yet another semester teaching at USC, I am showered with questions from students, recent graduates and other emerging writers:
Is indie cinema dead? Are original movie specs, scripts not based on a YA novel or Marvel comic book, a waste of time?What should we be writing now? What w... (more)
It is twenty years ago, and I am watching Tiffany, apple-faced and wholesome, holding a straight razor and standing in a bathtub filled with blood.
Rather than count on fame and fortune, 21st-century writers, filmmakers, and artists ought to concentrate on building tribes of 30-100 people who are deeply engaged in their work. "Creative Tribalism" is the use of recent technologies to satisfy creative impulses that emerged over the last millio... (more)