December 2002

Should I script my documentary?

You'd be better off taking up meditation, the Documentary Doctor says


Dear Doc Doctor:

I’m shooting abroad and want to make sure I don’t miss anything since I can’t go back to reshoot. Is there a way I can know the “story” or “script” of my documentary in advance?

Distributor FAQ: Newmarket Films


Why was Newmarket Films created?

Step Right Up to the Screenwriting Competition


In the last year I’ve won some screenwriting contests (Pillage Hollywood, New Century Writer finalist) and lost some (Slamdance, American Accolades) and entered about a dozen others. The scripts are now in revisions based on feedback either from the contests themselves or producers who requested copies of the screenplay.

Copyright Basics

How to protect your work


Copyright is the law that protects the creations of artists and authors by allowing them to have exclusive rights to their creative work, and to ensure that only they benefit financially from exploiting these rights. As an author of a written work, you are the only one who has the right to exploit that work.

News: Short List Turns Ten

Award-winning short film showcase hits the decade mark


The Short List, the Emmy award-winning television series showcasing short films from around the world, celebrated the premiere of its tenth season on November 3.

The Triangle

Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Located in the heart of North Carolina, the Triangle is an area defined by the cities at its three points (Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh) and the universities within it (the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Duke University, and North Carolina State). Each point of the Triangle is about half an hour away from the others.

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