ABOUT THE SCRIPT NOMAD
“I’ve got a great idea for a screenplay!”
Hey, I lived in L.A. for years. Do you know how many times I’ve heard that line? If I had a dollar for each time someone said they have a great script I’d have my dream house in Malibu. Okay, maybe a bungalow in Echo Park. But still.
We know the odds. Most ideas will never get written, let alone a produced screenplay. And it’s not because of a lack of talent. In fact, there’s probably more writing talent out there today than ever before.
No, the problem is how to get from the script idea stage to the first draft and beyond. And it’s the “beyond” part that is most crucial. Yes, it’s a great accomplishment to write the first draft of anything. But it’s knowing what to do with it once you type “Fade Out” on your great Hollywood screenplay
That’s where I come in. My name is Michael Barmish. I’ve written screenplays, plays, and authored a book. I’ve sat in Hollywood production offices as the writer on projects. I took notes, absorbed, deciphered, and rewrote. Along the way, I became an executive with Final Draft, still the industry’s choice for screenplay software, and I started to tutor and teach–both software and writing. Currently, I'm teaching screenwriting for Raindance Berlin. I enjoy the process of helping others write as much as I enjoy writing myself.
And then I did something crazy. I moved out of L.A. Right now, I am in Berlin, Germany. Who knows where I’ll be next. Hence, the Script Nomad. But leaving the L.A. bubble has given me a more global perspective on writing. And today, writing and filmmaking is more global than ever. That gives me an advantage. Check that. It gives you an advantage.
So let’s talk about writing–whether it’s writing on a project or offering you critique on yours. In person. Via Skype. From anywhere in the world. It’s a great idea, isn’t it!
Contact me or hit me up on social media.