An ambitious path is one that will almost always lead, at some point, to frustration and rejection. So how do you brace for the storm when it comes? I turn to real life experience from my working writers to find out.
When someone tells you to slow down your TV pilot, what do they actually mean? I decode the note in my latest installment of This Week in Coaching.
A few years back, I wrote the blog post DECODE THIS: I DIDN’T CONNECT WITH YOUR SCREENPLAY. Its mission was simple: dig into what executives, agents and managers really mean when they tell the writer something to the tune of: Nice writing, I just really didn’t connect with it. The… read more →
In the construction of your body of work, should you focus on developing new pilots and screenplays, or going back and rewriting old screenplays and pilots until they are their best?
In my latest Pearls of Wisdom installment, working writers share some of the mistakes they made early in their screenwriting and TV writing careers.
This week in coaching, my client Kim, just named to The Black List/Women In Film Episodic Lab, got a crash coach on strategy when going for getting into a TV writer’s room for the first time.
General meetings, or “generals”, are an integral piece of getting a writer introduced to the industry and building her screenwriting career. But what are some of the key elements for a good general meeting? In my latest blog I break it down with the help of my industry manager friends start to finish!
In this week’s installment of The Week In Coaching, I share how my writers prepped for their TV writing fellowship interviews.
One of the privileges of my job has been the many lessons learned from my writers as I continue escorting them on their writing journeys…
The Week in Coaching is a new weekly column – that will surely vary in length from week to week, – dedicated to sharing thoughts, musings and reflections from my ongoing work with both emerging and working screenwriters and TV writers. All names (and some details) have been changed to… read more →