Warner Bros. Animation released Batman: The Killing Joke for two days in theaters prior to it hitting home video, scoring $3.8 million in that limited release. This is the first animated Batman film since Batman: Mask of the Phantasm in 1993 to hit the big screen, but it wasn’t without controversy. It made history by… More Killing Story Structure with the Killing Joke
When I was eleven, my friends and I made a Super-8 knock-off of Star Wars that we creatively entitled “Galactic Wars”. It had a “cantina” scene, aliens made with papier-mâché masks, spaceships, and a light saber duel that looked surprisingly good. We entered it into a film contest hosted by CineMagic magazine and received honorable… More Fan Films and Copyright
As I’m working on the novel adaptation of my screenplay Maelstrom, I’m finding that I need to do a lot more research than I did for the script. Movies are pretty straightforward—the only thing you can write in the screenplay is what shows up on screen and is heard on the soundtrack. It’s pointless to… More How Much Research Is Too Much?