Category Archives: Moondance Magazine


Pitching Hollywood 2002

By Elizabeth English
Day 1: 6:AM Leaving Boulder, driving west (with my little dog, Zoe) in my red Jeep Cherokee to L.A., with much anticipation. Stopping for the night in St. George, Utah. The Jeep is full of Kinko’s boxes loaded with 5 copies each of all 10 of the screenplays I plan to pitch […]



Music in Film

by Elizabeth English
Music! Ah, yes. The power of music in film. A feature film needs at least 30 to 40 minutes of music, which is one of the most important elements in a successful film.

A film score can be artfully used to:

AROUSE
MANIPULATE
FRIGHTEN
SOOTHE & CALM
AID IN TRANSITIONS
PUNCTUATE A […]



Moondance and Women in Film, Writing and Music

By Elizabeth English
Now it’s your turn! You can settle for someone else’s vision of the world, or you can bravely embark upon a journey of your own. Moondance is about inspiration, encouragement, collaboration, stimulating self-confidence, learning new ways of perception and creative expression, and cultivating a whole new concept of success for women in […]



Making a Great Promotional Trailer

A FILMMAKERS TOOLBOX:
MAKING A GREAT PROMOTIONAL TRAILER
By Elizabeth English
Do you want to have a really good 2-3-minute trailer to send to producers, studios, film festival competitions, for your website & in social media ?
 Haven’t quite finished post on your film yet, but want to promote it now?

Great trailers are in […]



Interview with Elizabeth English

By Mary Case

1. What did you do before you decided to create Moondance?
EE - I was a writer, cartoonist, sculptor, artist, screenwriter and playwright, as well as a theatrical director/producer for about 20 years. I got the screenwriting bug when working as a technical advisor (on Lakota Sioux arts and culture) for Kevin Costner […]



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