Author: Tom


5 ways writing prose will improve your screenwriting

This post won’t just help you become a better screenwriter. It will show you techniques that will make you a better all-around writer, which in turn will make you a better overall storyteller. I have never taken a formal screenwriting class. But I’ve taken plenty of courses in fiction writing […]


7 advantages screenwriting has over literary fiction

Many literary writers say that screenwriting does’t represent real writing. Television carries even less merit in their eyes. I had a creative writing professor in college who would cringe every time I brought up The Sopranos or Breaking Bad, or even The Wire. She represented an anomaly in the creative […]

Film Festivals

FF-produced “AMERICANO” indie film nominated for FIVE festival awards at FirstGlance Film Festival (so far)!

UPDATE: “AMERICANO” has won Best Editing at FirstGlance Film Festival, a premier independent film festival in Philadelphia. “AMERICANO”—a short film written and directed by The Film Fund’s first winner, Tim Viola—has not only been selected to screen at FirstGlance Film Festival in Philadelphia, it has also garnered FIVE award nominations! […]