Author Archives: Elizabeth English


About Elizabeth English: • Founder, Executive Director, Artistic Director, Programmer, Producer: Moondance International Film Festival
• Screenwriter, filmmaker, playwright
• Film & stage director/producer
• Screenwriting editor & consultant
• Acting & voice coach
• Film & stage costume & set designer
• Music arranger, film & theatrical
• Interior designer & feng shui consultant
• Artist, sculptor, cartoonist

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“In the old fairy tales, it is the strength of the wish that transforms life. The wish itself is the magic wand.” ~ Sena Jeter Nashlund, American author, “Ahab’s […]



CREATING WINNING DOCUMENTARY FILMS

INSIDER TIPS:
CREATING WINNING DOCUMENTARY FILMS
 By Joseph & Sandra Consentino & Elizabeth English
 

First, select an interesting subject for your documentary film! A subject that is of interest to […]



The Making of a Hollywood Film

by Elizabeth English
OK, what is a screenplay? A screenplay is an instrument or blueprint by which words are transformed, by a collaborative effort, into images and sound in film.
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Screenwriting: Insider Info

Write, prepare, edit, rewrite, and polish your screenplay so it’s perfect, before you send it out to directors, producers, agents, managers, distributors, actors, film festivals &/or writing competitions, and for […]



Radio Plays are Mind Movies

Radio is sometimes known as the writer's favorite medium; as Malcolm Bradbury once said, it is "a world made with words shaped into being, without a physical presence." With radio, you […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]