Category: Writing

The Original “Mad Man”, David Ogilvy Gives You 10 Tips for Better Writing

Posted by Anthony - February 13, 2012 - Career Advice, Writing DavidOgilvy

I just came across this blog post at Brain Pickings that features a quick bit of golden wisdom from the Godfather of modern advertising, David Ogilvy, whose personality and legendary ad firm, Ogilvy and Mather, are the inspiration for the wildly popular tv show “Mad Men”. More than any other skill you learn in school, [...]

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Show Runner, Terence Winter, Discusses the Season 2 Finale of “Boardwalk Empire”

Posted by Anthony - December 13, 2011 - Directing, Television Shows, Writing boardwalkempire-season2

While sitcoms have been dying out, the last decade has seen an incredible growth in original quality tv dramas on cable from Mad Men to Dexter to The Walking Dead, these hour-long dramas have become the  sole reason for many of us to keep paying outrageous cable tv bills.  While many networks have been coming [...]

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I Got Ya NYC Screenplay Right Here, Buddy!

Posted by Anthony - December 9, 2011 - Panels and Conversations, Writing WritingNewYork1

So you’s wanna write about New Yawk City, huh? Well, do ya? Then you’s better watch this panel presented by the Writers Guild of America East at the 49th New York Film Festival, with screenwriter’s David Koepp (Premium Rush, Ghost Town, Panic Room, Spider-Man, Carlito’s Way); Brian Koppelman (The Girlfriend Experience, Solitary Man, Rounders); David Levien [...]

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