As the SFSU Cinema crowd will already know, the Department – in the shape of the very talented Silvia Turchin – has been producing a series of short faculty profile movies. The latest features me talking about teaching, teaching and generally mouthing off. You can check it out here.
Here’s the slightly revised, and now final (probably) title agreed with Continuum / Bloomsbury for the new book. My deadline is August 2014, so a long way off. Hopefully I can get it done before then, but at least it should be safe. My contract is being finalized at the moment, but we should be good to go!
Dear interested reader(s), I just had some very welcome news from my publisher, Continuum Books in New York. After a successful peer review process they have accepted my proposal for a sequel volume to Write What You Don’t Know. We are in discussion over the title, but right now it is: Structure is Pleasure, learning screenwriting through case studies. I have a number of other writing projects on my plate at the moment, including a spec screenplay and a big chapter on screenwriting history for a forthcoming book from Rutgers UP, so the new book won’t appear for a while yet. I’ll keep you posted on this site of course.