Sci-Fi Circuit: Adam Pachter on Landing a Deal With Amazon

Sci-Fi Circuit: Adam Pachter on Landing a Deal With Amazon

Here's a new interview over on the ScriptMag blog with Adam Pachter about landing a deal with Amazon Studios with his sci-fi script:

Besides some of the standard approaches to breaking into the spec market, like querying agents and managers, attending pitch fests, or submitting to contests, what else is there for a sci-fi spec writer looking to get a little industry traction? Amazon Studios has been relatively new to the industry. They’ve undergone a number of changes… [read more at ScriptMag]

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Sci-Fi Circuit: Writing Low Budget Science Fiction

Sci-Fi Circuit: Writing Low Budget Science Fiction

Here's a new article on ScriptMag about writing low budget sci-fi, including looking at some recent low budget sci-fi productions (Moon, Another Earth, Sleep Dealer, and Safety Not Guaranteed) and what works about each of them. 

If you’ve been following this column for a while, you’ll have seen the many recommendations about focusing on writing low-budget spec scripts from both screenwriting gurus like Chris Soth and Scott Myers, as well as sci-fi screenwriters who have been successfully breaking into the sci-fi market, like Dan Gordon and Shane Joseph Willis. Since… [read more at ScriptMag]

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Sci-Fi Circuit: Getting a Grip on the Sci-Fi Market

Sci-Fi Circuit: Getting a Grip on the Sci-Fi Market

Here's a new article over on the ScriptMag site about breaking into the market as a sci-fi screenwriter.

By now you know how fascinated I am in not only how to write a great sci-fi script, but also in what it takes to break into the market as a sci-fi screenwriter. So when I heard that screenwriter Dan Gordon had recently had a sci-fi screenplay optioned, I reached out to him to… [read more at ScriptMag]

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Sci-Fi Circuit: Movies with a Message

Sci-Fi Circuit: Movies with a Message

Here's my latest article over on ScriptMag, about movies with a message.

One of the primary reasons I love sci-fi is that it provides a powerful vehicle for exploring social issues that might otherwise be too politically incorrect to tackle head on. I cut my sci-fi teeth watching Star Trek, which is known for its many messages and moral explorations, and I’m quite sure that it… [read more at ScriptMag]

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Sci-Fi Circuit: The Enneagram of Sci-Fi With Jeff Lyons

Sci-Fi Circuit: The Enneagram of Sci-Fi With Jeff Lyons

Here's a new article over on ScriptMag, an interview with storyteller Jeff Lyons about the Enneagram and sci-fi.

As a sci-fi screenwriter, I’m interested in more than just big tent pole movies. I want to write and see sci-fi stories with heart, stories that make me feel, stories that reveal character. I’ve always been a huge fan of Firefly and Serenity for that reason, and Joss Whedon continued to impress me particularly… [read more at ScriptMag]

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