To make the most of any opportunity, writers need to have a number of things beyond their vetted screenplay or pilot ready to share.
What’s happening in the industry? I break down all the screenwriting-relevant industry news in the my latest industry update!
Beyond writing a great screenplay or pilot & developing your body of work, how do you show up as a future screenwriting professional?
It’s Christmas Eve, and I’m feeling sentimental. It could be the amount of wine flowing as part of my small families’ Christmas dinner (anyone who knows me, knows I am a wine snob. And I totally nailed the au jus, for the record). It could be the realization that I… read more →
Walking has always been a meditation for me, and I’ve logged many miles getting my steps in over the years. With a good pair of walking shoes, and an audiobook playing in my ears, it’s the one time during the day when I get to not think, focus on the… read more →
Back around 2006 or 2007, in my long-gone ScriptShark days when I ran that coverage service, I had written a short blogpost about pitching. Pitching, as a tool for presenting story, was only just gaining steam outside of the pro-writer community then. Yes, pitch fests have gained some popularity in… read more →
What screenwriters and TV writers make for a living should not be mystery.
The other day I was talking to a client. Just for context, the client, while extremely talented, is, at this time, unrepped. Through Virtual Pitch Fest he was able to get a known production company interested in one of his screenplays. While there is no deal yet, there are talks… read more →
Here is something that came up in Screenwriters Support Group and with one of my coaching clients a couple of weeks ago: If you’re writing all the time, taking classes, working on your craft, getting notes, doing all those things they tell you to do to improve your craft… what… read more →
On most things, I find that there is wiggle room when it comes to screenwriting, breaking in and building a screenwriting or TV writing career. We break things down into two options: What’s probable (and by that, I mean difficult but achievable) and what’s possible (highly, highly unlikely but… you… read more →