A Non-Profit Group of Writers Helping Writers
Added by Mary D. Scott on April 22, 2012 at 1:31pm — No Comments
The Alameda Writers Group (AWG) has been a major force in my writing career... not the coffee and donuts, but the people that have mentored me, and those I have mentored. I invite other AWG members and alumni to share their AWG MOMENT.
In the beginning, there were just two writers. Mike Hayward and I were Associate Directors at NBC and writers, so we would often exchange writing…Continue
Added by Vic Cabrera on December 29, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
My last book - "I Spy: A History of the Groundbreaking Television Series" - is more than you may think. This takes you inside the making of a television series, from the writing of the scripts to the production to the network battles and all else. I chose this classic series as the subject because it changed TV ... and therefore, dare I say, changed the world. It was the first series to cast a white and black actor on equal status (in 1965, and this was a very BIG deal back then). It…Continue
Added by Marc Cushman on September 2, 2011 at 8:37am — No Comments
Erik Bork – known for working on Tom Hank’s From the Earth to the Moon and Band of Brothers – shared his insights on turning true stories into screenplays.
“A story is about a big thing; a problem that has to be solved. The bigger the problem the more your audience will be involved and want to see it solved. And big stories are often about things that go wrong. All the Apollo missions that went as planned weren’t that exiting as stories. But Apollo 13 where things went wrong – the…Continue
Added by Leo Sopicki on September 17, 2011 at 7:39am — No Comments