Many writers are quick to state that they don’t want their screenplay or pilot to be “just” a writing sample. But to those writers eager to construct a screenwriting or TV writing career, a great writing sample can mean all the difference.
The below post was written by Amadou Diallo, who, in what would be considered lightening-fast, went from new to repped writer (also winning a big screenwriting competition along the way) in just a year and a half. In this Real Writers Break In! guest blog, he breaks down what worked… read more →
Deadlines are nothing new and are utilized across practices, art forms, task lists and industries. We’ve all explored them, talked about them, considered them, and many of us use them on a regular basis. But for most people, and especially writers who are constantly up for delivering complex, often personal… read more →
Getting notes on your original screenplay or TV pilot is easy: There are tons of services you can pay, and friends you can turn to for that valuable feedback. But once the dust settles, how do you know which notes to apply, and which to discard? I break it down in my latest blogpost.
It’s that time of year again! Put the finishing touches on your screenplay or pilot, but together your 2021 budget, and submit your material to these upcoming competitions, labs and programs that can help move your screenwriting career forward!
In the second installment of my What to Expect series, I dig into the first and most important step you can take towards your screenwriting career: Learning the craft.
2020. What a year. But especially in times like these, it’s important to amplify the positives and shine light on any and all positives so… let’s do this!
Most writers will wrestle with the question sooner or later: What should I write next? A TV Pilot or a feature? In my latest blogpost, I break out the factors that you should consider when making this decision.
Over the years, many writers have come to me wanting to know what to expect along their journey to the screenwriting or TV writing career they were hungry for. I’ve had the privilege of being invited to speak at universities, film festivals, screenwriting conventions and writing programs about that exact… read more →
If you’ve been trying to get signed by an agent or manager for any length of time, you know that identifying what it is they are actually looking for is not always easy. In my latest blogpost, I do what I can to break it all down!