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Framing Technique

  Article by Steve Kaire (09/2014) A framing technique is when you use two films to indicate what type of movie you are about to pitch. An example would be “Apollo 13” meets “Die Hard.” That helps lead the listener you’re about to pitch to expect an action-thriller about astronauts involved with some kind of […]

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Why Horror Movies Sell

  Article by Steve Kaire (08/2014)   The horror genre has been with us since the advent of silent films. There seems to be a strong, unexplainable and innate reason that people want to be frightened. The reasons why horror films are so popular and successful at the box office are many. From the strictly […]

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What Screenwriters Must Know

  Article by Steve Kaire (07/2014)   There are three factors that writers are judged by. They are their material, their pitching skills and their knowledge of how the entertainment business works. It’s been my experience that writers know only a fraction of what they should about all three and especially about the latter. As […]

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Creating a Powerhouse Contact List

Article by Steve Kaire What I am about to tell you was the most significant reason for my success as a screenwriter. I came up with a clever, hands-on approach to creating a contact list of producers, agents and entertainment attorneys that I would later target. What I did was follow the Hollywood trade papers […]

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