Se Habla Español

Just another reminder that Se Habla Español is still available for sale at the Tucson Borders and Barnes and Noble bookstores, as well as online.

In other news, we are still continuing our fundraising efforts for our first feature, and we plan to start filming a fun short film called The Three O'Clock.


Se Habla Español

With Black Friday just a few hours away, it seems an appropriate time to mention that you can spare yourself a little shopping anxiety by purchasing a copy of Se Habla Español online. Copies should still be available at the Tucson locations of Borders and Barnes and Noble.

Happy Thanksgiving!

From all of us at CoyoteMoon Films, have a very happy Thanksgiving and a joyous holiday season.


ScriptDoctor testimonial

Dr. Moore (a screenwriter and psychologist, not a ScriptDoctor) writes:

...I love rewriting, but your suggestions, because they made such good dramatic sense, made the rewrite easier and help guide the rewrite in a direction that just... felt right. In general, I found your suggestions and insights extremely helpful .... If I did not follow your suggestions exactly, they made me think about how to do things differently, how to make certain things work better for the story I was attempting to tell....

ScriptDoctor thanks Dr. Moore for his comments.


Lyrical Lifestyle

From CoyoteMoon Films' own Megan Guthrie:

Lyrical Lifestyle recently interviewed country singer, Josh Thompson during the H20 tour in Phoenix, AZ!

Please watch the latest video at our website:

YouTube Page:

Thank you!


Gift Idea

With the major gift-giving holidays just around the corner, we at CoyoteMoon Films would like to remind you that the DVD of our short film, "Se Habla Español," is still available for sale through our website as well as at both Barnes & Noble and both Borders stores in Tucson.

Barnes and Noble:
5130 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85711

Foothills Mall
7325 N. La Cholla Blvd. Ste 100, Tucson, AZ 85741

5870 E. Broadway Blvd. #448, Tucson, AZ 85711

4235 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ 85705

Remember that the DVD is loaded with special features, including a "Behind the Scenes" look at the production of the film, "Even a Gringa Can Make a Tamale" (including recipes), and "Tucson: Two Cultures," which features the work of some of Tucson's best photographers.


John August and Howard Allen's Response

John August recently wrote in his blog about Script Consultants and their value. CoyoteMoon Films' own Howard Allen is a script consultant at ScriptDoctor.com, and he had this to say in response:

I am a major fan of John August's work and Craig Mazin has kept busy as writer. Their recent blog about Script Consultants was brutal but too broad in its complaint. I can't speak for all script consultants, but only for ScriptDoctor. Our Contest Judges and Script Consultants have experience in not only writing screenplays but in getting them produced. Myself, I am a screenwriter and co-screenwriter with scripts out in the marketplace and scripts In Development at CoyoteMoon Films.

So, I am a working producer and director and writer, but I do not live in Los Angeles. I was rated No. 1 Cream Of The Crop in a recent national survey of script analysts and consultants, but I have to agree with many of the complaints about consultants in the blog. Too many see the end result of their work as published books and full workshops rather than really helping clients with scripts. Having worked as a professional actor and director before becoming a screenwriter, I think that my analysis and consultation comes from the inside out -- really looking at how a script is working and not working -- for the collaborators who follow the screenwriter.

Most important, the Diagnosis & Medication Analysis I give at ScriptDoctor is aimed at honoring where the writer is in their process and Encouraging the best rewrite of their script. A rewrite done by the writer, not a line-by-line template from ScriptDoctor forced on the screenplay. And that commitment is more important than the dollars. In our Contest Of Contest Winners, all scripts are reviewed by two writers, so entrants get input/advice from more than one person for their money.

John August says this using a sports analogy: "The top coaches have the ability to extract the best efforts from the athletes they train. They recognize weakness and focus attention. It’s conceivable that the same could hold true for screenwriting."

I agree a consultant can focus attention on the strengths and especially the weaknesses in a script. And it can include a couple What If suggestions for improvement. It can also be comprehensive feedback without costing exorbitant dollars.

Interestingly, some of the worst people to consult about your screenplay are very successful screenwriters with narrow vision about what works and what does not in a script.