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November 2014 Blog Posts (5)

Free Creative Funding Webinar for Filmmakers

Dear VSN Friends,

I want to personally invite you to the free Creative Funding for Artists Webinar I'm hosting with The Grove Center for the Arts & Media next Thursday morning, December 4, 9am PST/Noon EDT.…


Added by Joey O'Connor on November 29, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Putting Lipstick On A Pig

   Every month I'm asked to create commercials for products with little or no value. For the past ten years I've written and directed commercials for necklaces, pendants, key chains, floating pens, candles, letter openers, notepads, Christmas ornaments, statues, paper dispensers, books, CD's and DVD' name a few.…


Added by Paul Steven Forrest on November 28, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Hardwired for Story

Story design expert and VSN screenwriting instructor, SJ Murray recently gave a TEDx Talk called HARDWIRED FOR STORY on how stories graft themselves into our minds, hearts, and imaginations. She believes insanely great stories change hearts and, in turn, the world.

Stories bridge…


Added by Joani Livingston on November 25, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Joey O'Connor Explains How to Fund Your Next Film Project

For more information on Creative Funding for Artists from The Grove Center for the Arts & Media, please visit us at

Learn how you can apply for a Creative Funding grant from The Grove and start funding your next film…


Added by Joey O'Connor on November 10, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Time to take Hollywood to the woodshed

I woke up this morning to find this Hollywood Reporter article in my in-box.  I thought I had stumbled onto a porn site.  I actually don't even want to repeat the headline.  You can read it for yourself.  But suffice to say, it's time to take my own industry to the woodshed.

Apparently some of the broadcast TV networks and writer-producers have so much HBO envy…


Added by Brian Bird on November 8, 2014 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

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