Today, more unknown writers are writing TV pilots than ever. Episodic content is everywhere. The number of scripted shows available is only growing year to year. So why is it so challenging for new writers who’ve never worked in Hollywood to sell and run their own TV show?
Whether you’re a working writer juggling the responsibilities of the room or a writing assignment with your own original writing, or a writer trying to find time to write while also working a full time job, working scribe Greta Heinemann has some great advice for you!
In the latest entry into my BREAKING IN: REPRESENTATION series, I dig into the ins-and-outs of getting signed by agents and managers. And it’s not as straight forward as you might think…
Observing one of my young writers starting to build momentum in the industry, I took a step back to explore what makes him appealing to other writers, executives and reps in the professional space.
In a blog post that breaks down whether you might be better suited for writing film vs. television, a top literary manager weighs in on why knowing your medium is just as important as picking your lane.
In a blog post that is sure to offend (though I promise it doesn’t mean to!) I dig into new instances of screenwriters behaving badly in professional settings, my own brand of cautionary tales…
In the first installment of my new blog series, Pearls of Wisdom from Working Screenwriters, working feature and television writers share the first significant wins of their screenwriting careers.
Should you get a screenwriting agent, or is a manager right for you? Should it be manager first, or should you get an agent right away? In my latest blog post, discover their similarities and differences in order to make smart career choices and construct an effective representation team.
When you’re trying to break into screenwriting or TV writing, what are tangible, industry-relevant wins, and when are you deluding yourself? Take a deep dive in my latest blog post, where names have been changed to protect the innocent.
There’s more to writing a strong action line than putting together a straightforward description. Some of the leading story expert in the scripted space weigh in on how to put together a strong, compelling action line that drives your story forward without feeling laborious.