We’re 5 Years Old Today!!

I just wanted to take a quick moment to recognize that this is the 5th anniversary of The Mind Reels (!). We started small, and didn’t start doing daily posts until January or February of our first year. Since then, every single day there has been a post, where we share thoughts, memories, and review…

Toronto Screenwriting Conference – The Mind Reels Interviews

  The Toronto Screenwriting Conference weekend may be over, but, the ideas, and creative juices are still flowing. Sue and I have been throwing around all manner of ideas, from writing a spec script to get in the habit of writing for the television format, to tossing around story ideas for series that we would…

Toronto Screenwriting Conference 2016 Day 2

  The creativity and writing began early as day 2 of the Toronto Screenwriting Conference got underway this morning with showrunner Stephen Falk (Orange is the New Black, Weeds, and You’re the Worst) took to the stage to talks about how to break a season, or specifically how he and his writer’s room, break a…

Toronto Screenwriting Conference 2016 Day One

  Not that I need a break from Hot Docs yet, if ever, but there is a lot going on this weekend, and Sue and I were delighted to be invited back for our fourth time to cover the Toronto Screenwriting Conference. The conference is always amazing, and Sue and I start with the best…

Toronto Screenwriting Conference 2015: Day 2

  Sue and I tackled day 2 of the Toronto Screenwriting Conference at Daniels Spectrum today, and through the course of the day started to come up with the bare bones of a short film we’d like to do, and my brain broke a story that I’ve been thinking about as three sperate tales but…

Toronto Screenwriting Conference 2015: Day One

  Sue and I have been very fortunate in our dealings with those folks involved in film and television here in Toronto. One of these have been the wonderful folk who are involved with the Toronto Screenwriting Conference, now going into its fifth year, and we’ve been lucky enough to cover the past two, and…

Toronto Screenwriting Conference 2015

  Its that time of year again! The Toronto Screenwriting Conference is here again, and Sue and I are lucky enough to be invited back for our third year. Each year we’ve met and seen some amazing people, not to mention taking lots of notes to use for our own writing and storytelling. This year…

2014 Toronto Screenwriting Conference

Wow. Sue and I were fortunate enough to be able to cover the Toronto Screenwriting Conference last year (and learned tons to apply to our own creative writing) and were delighted to be invited back again this year to sit in on it again. With the amazing guest line-up and the fact that everything we…

2014 Toronto Screenwriting Conference

The annual Toronto Screenwriting Conference is coming up next weekend (April 5 & 6), and I have to tell you, I am getting very excited for it. Last year was the first time Sue Maynard and I had been to the event, and were intent on covering as much of it as we could, and…

Toronto Screenwriting Conference 2013 – Day 2

Saturday was simply an amazing day for Sue and I, being able to attend the TSC. Not only from being able to cover it for the blog, but the amount of note-taking we both did for our own writing was amazing! And amazingly enough there was a whole second day of it today! Arriving back…

Toronto Screenwriting Conference 2013

The 4th annual Toronto Screenwriting Conference got underway yesterday at Ryerson and was a fantastic experience for Sue and myself. Featuring a who’s who of film and television writing, the weekend covers almost every conceivable angle of the screenwriting process, from series pitch,to punching up dialogue to sharing in the process. At the center of…

Toronto Screenwriting Conference

Sue and I have been extended an invitation to sit in on the Toronto Screenwriting Conference this weekend, and cover it for the blog. To say that we’re both excited about it is a bit of an¬†understatement. We’re close to ecstatic about it. We are going to try and chat to some of the folks…