Mike Allen
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I describe myself as a
I'm a film hobbyist
My areas of expertise include:
20 years as a senior technical writer in silicon valley. I have attended Gnomon's School of Visual Effects (2001) and I consider myself an aspiring screenwriter.
About me - current project:
To develop a quality screenplay, sell it and see it make it past development to production.
Laurels, awards and other accomplishments:
AAS Audiovisual Production (Michigan)
BS Technical Communication (Michigan)
Gnomon School of Visual Effects (Hollywood-2001)
MS National Security & Public Safety (California-2005)
My home region is:
Bay Area

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At 5:17pm on October 26, 2011, CRYSTAL SWARNY said…
hello, Yes it is always good to have more people apart of your network lol thanks for the request Mike
At 7:59pm on October 23, 2011, West Ramsey said…
Thanks for the add!
At 1:49pm on October 23, 2011, Jennifer N. Martin said…
The ScreenwritingU class lasts six months long. You do 100 assignments in 180 days. An assignment might take 1 or 2 days max to complete. Everything's done on line, although you get to talk to Hal Croasum or his wife Cheryl a few times to run things by them. You just take it one day at a time and before you know it, you've written and polished a finished screenplay. It's a long process, but for those of us who like to take small but well-thought-out steps, it's really worth it.
At 10:48pm on October 20, 2011, Rachel Nightingale said…

I didn't finish that thought...ha. Richard B. has a lot of insight on dialogue and how to move forward in your writing, especially when you're stuck!!

At 10:46pm on October 20, 2011, Rachel Nightingale said…


Hi, Mike! I do live in Kansas. I have family in California. Have you had Richard Broadhurst mentor you? He is awesome! I have learned so much from him!

Have you read Carl Inglesis' book. Writing for Emotional Impact

Recently I enjoyed the Yanno book, called, The 3rd Act.

Catch you later! Have a great night!

And Richard Broadhurst has

At 11:22am on October 16, 2011, Jennifer N. Martin said…

My last screenplay was written by taking a class on line with ScreenwritingU.com which takes you from developing the high concept to the creation of a complete script. There were 100 assignments to do during this six-month course, but you finish a script which has been shared with others in the course (in my case, writers came from everywhere--New York, New Zealand, etc.). Frankly, I needed the discipline which taking a course like this necessitates. It's too easy to get distracted with other things, you know?

At 10:22am on October 8, 2011, Jennifer N. Martin said…
Hi Mike! I just finished my fifth screenplay and am in the process of getting an agent in L.A. Wished I lived in southern California. It'd be easier, I think. What genre do you write in?
At 11:37pm on February 9, 2011, Julie Ivanovich said…

Hey Mike, thanks for the friend request.  I have been to a couple meetings... in all honesty, they're ok.  I mainly go to find out what other people are working on, hear their stories.  Thanks for the interest in "Before the Beginnng".  We're entering film festivals right now, just trying to get the word out!  What kind of stuff do you write?

At 11:47pm on January 4, 2011, Martin Anaya said…

Hi Mike,

welcome to the California Film Foundation (CFF). Hope to see you at Friday's meeting. Check our events page for details.





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