Michael Hauge and Mark W. Travis, in a Film Courage interview, talk about how to create a great scene.

Michael Hauge is a writer, known for hoops&yoyo’s Haunted Halloween (2012), How to Sell a Film and The Basics of Filmmaking: Development (2014). HAUGE works with people who want to tell compelling stories. He has been one of Hollywood’s top coaches and story experts since 1985, and has worked with countless screenwriters, novelists, and filmmakers. He has consulted on projects starring (among many others) Will Smith, Morgan Freeman, Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise and Reese Witherspoon.

Applying those same, powerful storytelling principles, Michael also coaches independent consultants, speakers, marketers, entrepreneurs and business leaders on using story to transform the lives of their audiences, clients, and customers.

Michael is the best selling author of Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds: The Guaranteed Way to Get Your Screenplay or Novel Read, as well as the 20th Anniversary Edition of his classic book Writing Screenplays That Sell. His latest book, Storytelling Made Easy: Persuade and Transform Your Audiences, Buyers and Clients – Simply, Quickly and Profitablyhas just been released in digital and print formats.

Mark W. Travis is Director of You Are Nothing, a parody of a self-help video series that uses the unfortunate life of middle-class middle manager Mitch Repter, as fodder to explain a bizarre and darkly funny philosophy of life.