If you’re gonna hit the road with a specific destination, you have to know what steps, milestones and landmarks you have to hit in order to get there. This, in its most stripped down form, is the logic behind setting effective screenwriting goals. With that in mind, at the end… read more →
Full disclosure: I can be quite the cynic. I probably think that I am more than I actually am, but still… It’s not often that one finds me gushing over anything or anyone unless we’re talking about my kids, my husband or my writers (in that order), so when I… read more →
About a year and a half ago, I was having coffee with my friend Dallas Sonnier when he said: “We’re all waiting to see who will be the first manager to go to 15%.” It made sense Dallas would say this; after all, he had just told me that ever… read more →
Thinking about taking a break building or maintaining your screenwriting career? Don’t do it unless you’re ready to walk away entirely. Coming back will not be a piece of cake.
The other night I had the good fortune of taking on the role of fly on the wall as one of my absolute favorite industry readers Rob Ripley (www.http://thirdactscreenplays.squarespace.com/) got together with a group of talented screenwriters to talk material from a reader’s point of view. For those of you… read more →
Before I even get started, let me apologize. This is not going to be one of those blog posts that fall under one of those very vanilla categories one could classify as “nice.” It is not a feel-good sort of entry. It might not even be the sort of thing… read more →
A few weeks ago I sat down for coffee with a manager friend to do our regular catch-up about all things writers and industry. She reps writers. I work with writers. She even reps a writer I work with. And I genuinely like and respect this particular manager, on top… read more →
A few weeks ago, I sat down with a television writer who was making the shift from features, where he had been quite successful, to television, which is where his agent recommended he develop next. The writer sent me his thriller/sci-fi pilot, which was well written and intriguing, but left… read more →