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.
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?
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.
In the latest installment of my SAY WHAT??? blog series, check out things writers should never say when receiving notes on their screenplays or television pliots.
How do you push your writing to the next level? Some of the most sought-after screenwriting experts in the industry today weigh in on how to become the great writer everyone is looking to work with!
Often times, agents, managers, producers and executives pass on a screenplay or TV pilot script with one simple line: “I didn’t connect with the material.” But what do they mean when they say that?
For screenwriters working in the entertainment industry, outlining is key when it comes to delivering a great screenplay, television pilot, or episode of TV. Learn how to write a comprehensive screenplay outlines from some of the top screenwriting experts in the industry.
When I first conceived of my WHAT’S POSSIBLE, WHAT’S PROBABLE? series this past August, I didn’t quite anticipate that it would be as well received as it was. After all, the possible/probable distinction is one I’ve been making for years. I’ve been in this industry long enough to know that,… read more →
Every year, around this time, as the prestigious television network writing programs, labs and workshops begin to announce their crop of writers selected for participation, the rumor mill starts to bubble and stir. After all, everyone wants to know: Why was someone else selected and not me? If I submitted… read more →