20 August Stage v Screen

Mpepper/ October 11, 2023/ Uncategorized

“Wait,” I hear you saying, “what’s 20 August? I’ve never seen it. Never even heard of it.” (Well, okay, you might at least have heard of it if you follow my work at all.) But you won’t have seen it because, though the screenplay has been optioned a couple times, it has never been produced. So allow me to fill

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Thoughts on the WGA Strike

Mpepper/ May 8, 2023/ Writing

I have complicated feelings about the WGA strike. As a writer, I probably shouldn’t. As a would-be screenwriter, I almost certainly shouldn’t. But that “would-be” is key. The film industry is notoriously difficult to break into. I’ve written scripts that got great coverage, and one that has won an award. I’ve had scripts optioned… and then go nowhere. Which is

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