FromScriptToDVD.com is a website for anyone
who loves movies. The site explores the art and craft of making movies,
analyzes the motion picture industry’s unique fusion of creativity and
technology and the conflict of art and commerce, and celebrates the
enjoyment derived from watching and remembering movies.
This is not an
entertainment gossip site, nor is it about Hollywood hype. There
is an audience for intelligent, yet casual information about film. With the
massive appeal of DVDs and Blu-ray, movie fans have unprecedented access to
behind-the-scenes information. But there is still more to hear from those
working behind the magic curtain. Despite the perception created by certain
publications and television shows, movies are not created solely by a pretty
face or famous director. Making a film requires effort from hundreds of
talented individuals. Not only do these professionals and artists excel at their craft,
but they have great stories to tell about their adventures in the screen
The website is divided into
three main “theme” sections.
THE STUDIO GATE showcases the most recently-posted material. (Are you a first-time visitor or haven’t visited in a
while? Start here.)
BACKLOT is the production-oriented section. Here you’ll find
interviews and Q&As with film industry personalities. This is also a section
in which you will find articles on past and present filmmaking and
THE SCREENING ROOM features content
related to watching film. Included here are DVD & Blu-ray reviews,
occasional book reviews,
columns, photo galleries, retrospective articles, and lists. Articles about film concepts and theories, for
instance, may appear in both The Backlot and The Screening Room.
Additionally, some articles have no home and appear only in the SITE INDEX,
which can be accessed from the bottom of any page.
From Script To DVD is a
work-in-progress. New material is being added regularly, and while a daily
visit is not required, you're certainly encouraged to periodically visit.
Please enjoy what you see here.
Editor William Kallay
Michael Coate (2004-2007)
Contributing Writers Bill Desowitz
Nancy Dunn Rick Mitchell