1. Dracula Sucks

    [OR HOW THE HARTCHART WAS BORN OUT OF A CREATIVE CRISIS] 1992. I get a phone call at midnight in NYC. It is Francis Coppola. He has been in post production on Dracula for several months and it is not going well. Another disastrous preview has the studio on edge. He asks [politely commands] me to get…Read More

  2. The 7 Rules of Tackling Adaptations

    This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and Ho…Read More

  3. Writer as Job Creator

    The term “job creator” has been, perhaps, overused by our elected officials to convince the electorate that such alchemy exists and that these candidates for elected office know the secret formula to make it so. I say I am a job creator, therefore I am. Let me say that with conviction. I am a jo…Read More