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If U can write a book, U can write a screenplay

I’ll say that again. If you’re an author and you’ve written a book, you can write a screenplay, or a script.

The skill set isn’t completely the same, but if you’re willing to put in the work and learn what it takes, then there’s no reason that one or more of your novels can’t be turned into a script.

Instead of setting up a whole new site I’m going to split this one into two. One will be for the books I write, the other will be a page that branches off with copies of popular screenplays to give budding screenwriters examples to draw from (the scripts will not be housed on my site. For instance, the screenplay for Beasts of the Southern Wild can be found here:

Direct link to PDF: http://screenplayexplorer.com/wp-content/scripts/BOTSW.pdf


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2013 Best Picture nominee Beasts of the Southern Wild featuring the youngest nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Quvenzhané Wallis


In addition, I’ll put up movie stills and film excerpts from my journey into independent filmmaking. It’s important that readers understand that I was already into filmmaking before I started writing and releasing books.

But my ebooks were/are instrumental in acquiring the funds I needed for digital film equipment.

I’ll also share my research on outlets to show independent productions. It’s best to start small and build an audience, and my first post will be on the variety of outlets now available to submit your work.

Congrats to Taraji P. Henson and Director/producer Lee Daniels for Taraji’s Emmy nomination in the role of  Cookie Lyon:


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Taraji P. Henson, looking fierce and fabulous in a promo pic for the upcoming season of EMPIRE



Emmy nominee Taraji P. Henson makes history; ‘Empire,’ costar snubbed

“History has already been made with two African American actresses [Viola Davis and Henson] being nominated,” Henson said. “The both of us being nominated for lead actress means a great deal to me. That puts more importance on what’s happened.”

Link: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-et-st-emmys-taraji-henson-historic-20150717-story.html



Congrats also go to Viola Davis for her Emmy nom:

“Viola Davis made history Thursday as one of two African American women – along with “Empire’s” Taraji P. Henson – to earn nods in the same year for lead actress in a drama series. If she wins in September, it will be the first time, ever, that an an African American woman takes home the Emmy in that top category.”

Link: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-viola-davis-makes-emmy-history20150716-story.html

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