When The Hollywood Reporter asked producer Janine Jackowski if she was disappointed that Toni Erdmann didn’t win the foreign language Oscar, she said no. She expected it, when she heard the news of “Trump’s travel ban.” “Two hours later I talked to Maren and we both said, ‘It’s gone.’ We knew the Academy would want […]
A Special Purpose Vehicle, or Single purpose vehicle, is a company that is created for a single project. Single Purpose Vehicles are used in construction, public works and many other ventures. While they are becoming less popular for other ventures, SPVs have become increasingly popular in film production. Now, in the old days, film companies […]
Or, “Three Ways to Collaborate on a Screenplay.” A lot of people offer advice to screenwriters. We don’t. We write scripts in house, produce our own stories, and provide services to film production companies. So, screenwriters are not our target market. So far, apart from a few student projects where working as part of a team was […]
You might have a great graphic designer, an artist at your company, who can draw anything that you can imagine. You may have someone else who is handy with the camera, and creates videos that look and sound amazing. But, sometimes simply looking good is not enough. Sometimes, you need images that fit a strategic […]
We’re growing tired of remakes. Some rehashes claim to be better than the original, but we’re not sure “better” is the right word. Do we need another Karate Kid, another Dr Doolittle, another Ghostbusters, another Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, another Steel Magnolias? What was wrong with the first film? (The second Karate Kid was […]
For most, Easter is a wonderful time of year. Schools (and even many employers) are closed, so families of all religions can celebrate together. Some paint boiled eggs, which are then hidden for children to find. Others use chocolates (or even toys) in the place of boiled eggs. In any case, they are hidden in […]
Are you looking to develop an original script? Ptara’s a script writing services include writing outlines, treatments, and fixing dialogue to a good first draft. By first draft we don’t mean that we just send you a rough set of words, but we work on the script until we feel it’s ready.
Walter Murch, yes the Walter Murch, travelled all the way to Aberystwyth to take questions on his film, Apocalypse Now. Okay, so Murch was only the sound stylist, right? An editor, not a director, star, screenwriter or even a producer. Producers take home the best picture award, directors get to be thought of the auteur, […]
We all receive rejections from time to time. Perhaps there are some masochists who enjoy the experience, but I’m not one of them. To add insult to injury, a few people feel the need to give mountains of unsolicited feedback in their rejection letters. Others are terse, with annoying cliches like “you’re not a good fit.” […]
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