Yeah, maybe you should do 10 seconds of research - like looking up Stan's actual blog where he explains why he created the Story Diamond - not as an outlining tool or formula, but to show that all of the formulas and approaches have similar coinciding sign posts - places where natural storytelling has a structure, but everyone's put their own name on it. I mean, I don't know much, but Will Smith thought that Stan's point of view was relevant to add to his team of story consultants that he runs every movie through (back when he was making more of them). But who knows. Considering your work with Ford, you might have even met Stan...
For what it's worth, I agree with the rest of what your article says, I just find it irritating that you didn't take the time to finish the research on something you chose to criticize before writing it. Especially since we have the Internet now.
If you're going to follow Buffalo 8's tips - which all look pretty solid, deviate from one of their policies. I have worked on 5 different Buffalo 8 films since 2012: April Rain, Promoted, Damn Foreigners, Dance Off, Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero, Sometimes as background, in a couple cases, as a featured non-speaking performer, and one speaking role. In every instance, I worked for food, copy and credit (pending producer's discretion). Most of them fed me. I got on-screen credit for 1 that I am aware of. The reason I'm not sure about the others is because Buffalo 8 has a long-standing habit of not giving out copies, despite the contracts we are required to sign. In fact, the only film I got a copy of was Dance Off and that's because I found someone at a partnering Prod Co, that sent it to me, after complaining that she'd already sent out copies to everyone. Buffalo 8 simply ignores polite emails - and changes their email address from time to time to avoid being contacted. It's worse than working a student film.
So, please, if you do offer people copy and credit, make sure they get it! Thanks!