Spec episodes from unknown writers have limited opportunities for getting read. But does that mean that a writer hoping to one day staff on a TV show should not invest their time in writing a spec episode for their favorite show?
Almost every writer aiming to break into TV writing is eager to start their first staffing engagement as soon as humanly possible. But when is the writer actually ready to break in? Working writers on such shows as A MILLION LITTLE PIECES, LETHAL WEAPON and CHICAGO MED, NCIS NEW ORLEANS and TELL ME A STORY weigh in.
Part II of the Pearls of Wisdom from Working Writers blog series For most screenwriters seeking to break into the industry, getting a screenwriting agent or manager represents a significant, career-making milestone, the first bona fide step towards industry recognition. An industry rep can become your passionate advocate in the… read more →
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.