The industry’s top literary agents and managers share their advice for breaking into screenwriting or TV writing
For many, a great screenplay or TV pilot starts with a proactive character whose needs and stakes ultimately drive plot. In my latest blogpost, check out the three critical questions whose answers will help you build and define an effective protagonist.
What should you consider when deciding on your next original screenplay or TV pilot? Should you write to the trends, for what you think execs want to read, or should you write from your passion?
White it may not be as fun as writing, a little housekeeping to stay on top of your many screenwriting submissions to screenwriting contests, TV writing fellowships, reps and execs can go a long way for keeping your business in order!
How do you pick which project to write next? Is it a strategic decision, or a purely creative one? Working writers weigh in on how they choose their next original project, be it screenplay or a TV pilot.
Hardly anyone ever breaks into screenwriting or TV writing faster than they expected. It takes more time and efforts than most initially would predict. Therefore, it’s important to prepare yourself for the grueling marathon ahead.
When it takes longer to break in then you had hoped, how do you keep motivated for fighting for the career that you want?
For every writer, there is a moment when she wonders: I work really hard writing and networking. But do I really have a chance to break in? In my latest blogpost, I answer just that question based on years of experience.
What are we really talking when it comes to the dreaded art of networking? At its heart, it’s all about relationship building.
Everyone wants to get an agent, get a manager, get staffed on a TV show or get a feature writing assignment. But for those lucky enough to begin, that’s when the hard work really begins.