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Richard Finney
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Attended California State University, Northridge
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Why "Game of Thones" May be the Most Important Show on TV

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Here are four ways I deal with my disappointment in being Scooped — 
Richard Finney is an author, a screenwriter, and an award winning film producer. His blog has the latest about his work... and about life.
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I wanted to re-post Stephen’s letter because I know Stephen… and consider him a friend. He and I have worked on projects in the past and I have always found him to be very smart and wise in industry-related issues. I believe his letter to be a sincere and thoughtful response to what the Academy is doing in response to being in the spotlight on an issue I believe is not just an AA problem, but actually an entertainment industry wide problem. pitandpen.com
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And the LOSER is...
Academy Awards / Black Actors
Two Factors being Ignored in the Controversy

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How the definition of a Film Genre can be mostly about the motivation of the Main Characters.

I'm working on a suspense-thriller script and I wanted to take the time to answer a question on Quora --

What does Film-Noir mean?
MY ANSWER: I believe the most important definition of “Film Noir” is about the “motivation” driving the characters in the story. This is why the genre is still an inspiration for filmmakers and continues to resonate with modern audiences.

Film Noir can be defined as a genre that has the story/narrative focus on one (or several) characters who live in a world where one feels trapped.
Whether these feelings are real/authentic/justified is yet another narrative layer of the genre. Regardless of the reality, this world of “darkness” usually leads to desperate measures by a character(s) in a Film Noir if there is any hope of escaping the soul depleting grind defining their existence.
The desperate measures employed by the character (s) to escape the dark world might be minutely worked out; or completely impulsive, but the goal is the same - escape the trap that has ensnared his or her life.
As a rule, the plot line of a Film Noir has the plan for escape by the main character(s) fail. The failure is usually due to a fatal personality flaw in the main character; or a flaw of the character who is trusted; the failure also may be shown to derive from the intervention from a higher force (“fate” "a Moral God" "An Indifferent God").
At the end of a Film Noir Narrative, freedom from being trapped in the “darkness” always ends up being an elusive goal, never attained by the main characters. There are times the Film Noir genre features one (or more) of the characters in the storyline escaping from the darkness trap, but the freedom is usually depicted as being achieved at the expense of the narrative's protagonist, the character viewers of the movie are meant to self-identify or emotionally relate to on a visceral level.
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Can the Theatrical Film be Resurrected?

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THE VAMPIRE BOOK SERIES CONTINUES Vampires  have taken Over the World.  Of those who survived the holocaust... Most have become prisoners in concentration camps.  The captured are kept Alive to Tap their  Blood .  For the  Undead . If the Living are to r ec...
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After watching the Season 3 premiere of "Black Sails" I actually call for the need to bring Test Screenings to TV in my blog...

Making sense of Your Creation through the Eyes of the Audience.
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April 15TH
is the official Publication Date for
RELICT the Vampire Series
Shadows in the Light
Book Two (Part One)

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Also check out the OFFICIAL RELICT VAMPIRE PAGE where there will be info in the coming days on how you will be able to get a special discount if you pre-order!
And also details on getting
RELICT - DRAWING BLOOD
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Novelist, screenwriter, Producer
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I interpret dreams to get people to pay my bar tab.
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  • Pit and Pen Productions
    Producer, 2012 - present
  • Lono Entertainment
    Company Partner, 2010 - 2013
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Filmmaker... Writer... Novelist... Juggling it all!
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I've been a professional writer since 1994. 

Drawing on my experience as a screenwriter and producer I am the author of the PS series of e-books for those who want to know more about professional screenwriting. All of the books I've written thus far have wound up on the amazon.com best-selling list! The first e-book in the series was -- 20 Rules for Professional Screenwriters followed by 19 Techniques for Professional Screenwriters and 16 Secrets from Professional Screenwriters..2015 will see the publication of 25 Steps to Writing a Professional Screenplay. 

As a novelist I wrote the first of four DEMON DAYS books in 2009. The book series has become an amazon.com bestseller! I also created the RELICT vampire series, the SF/ thriller book series BLACKMARIAH, and the Illustrated SF/post apocalyptic book series The WIND RAIDER 

I continue to work as a professional screenwriter and producer of movies and TV shows.

I live in Southern California because this is where my dogs have decided they want to live.  

 You can check out my writing blog: http://richardfinney.blogspot.com/


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I worked as a screenwriter with Steven Spielberg and George Clooney!
Education
  • California State University, Northridge
    B.A. - TV / Film
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About Richard Finney: I started out as a SCREENWRITER.I then became a PRODUCER.And I just finished my SECOND NOVEL which will be released on

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