In this week’s installment of the Celtx Pre-Production Podcast, our host Neal Moore is joined by screenwriter James Thoo. James started out his career in journalism as the editor of the industry leading film website. Joblo.com. His work was featured regularly in publications like the Huffington Post and the New York Times.
He transitioned into screenwriting, working on several features including The Rude Mechanical (2006), which he wrote for Ravenwood films in Los Angeles and the award winning Malaysian film Jarum Halus (2008). In 2015, his script Sonata placed number one on Scriptshadow’s annual list of Best Unproduced Screenplays in Hollywood and was represented by Kaplan/Perrone, one of the biggest talent agencies in L.A.
The focus of this week’s chat is importance of knowing your ending, keeping your notes, and writing to budget. Enjoy!