Chrome Noir: the novel

January 4th, 2018 | by | general


I totally forgot about this: as of November you can get the novel version of Chrome Noir in paperback or Kindle format here.

Fade In pricing

January 16th, 2017 | by | screenwriting


First of all, a little history about the pricing of Fade In Professional Screenwriting Software. When Fade In was first released, the plan was to give it a regular price tag of $99.95 (US), or around one-half to one-third the price of Final Draft (depending on where and when you buy it). For software for which the starting point was supposed to be feature-for-feature FD compatibility, that seemed like a pretty fair price. But since no one had heard of Fade In yet, it made sense to give it a lower introductory price, and that was decided to be $49.95.

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Who uses Fade In?

April 25th, 2016 | by | screenwriting


For the longest time I’d been resistant to the idea of putting up a page listing some of the well-known users of Fade In. People kept saying “You should do this!” And I kept saying “Well…” and not doing it.

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A little writing music

April 3rd, 2016 | by | filmmaking, movies


This is the soundtrack for Bull, an independent feature I wrote and directed once upon a time. I also did the music and, since it was just sitting around on a hard drive and it occurred to me that a soundtrack isn’t much good if it isn’t getting listened to, here it is in case anyone is interested in doing that. It might (might!) actually make for half-decent background writing music. Or something.

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No, really, you don’t have to use Final Draft anymore

May 13th, 2015 | by | filmmaking, screenwriting


Ever since I made Fade In, and ever since professional screenwriters discovered it and ever since they’ve started using it and liking it and preferring it, there’s always been the caveat that for whatever reason (which we’ll get to), and depending on what level of production you’re working at, you might have to eventually finish in Final Draft. Because the producer wanted it. Or because the studio said you had to. And it wasn’t really that much of a big deal because Fade In exports niftily to a Final Draft document. But still, the reason people were using Fade In in the first place was because they thought it was better, and it sort of sucked to have to thunk things down to the older, less ideal format to finish up.

Yeah. Well. You don’t have to do that anymore.

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