After years in the military and in finance, screenwriter Chandus Jackson came to Los Angeles in pursuit of a screenwriting career. Taking many turns, and generating endless close calls, Chandus finally landed his first writing assignment in 2020, and got staffed in 2021! Check out my breaking in interview with him to see how he did it.
You hear it said to screenwriters and TV writers all the time: Write what you know. But what does this directive actually mean? I break it down in my latest screenwriting blog post.
Anyone can say that they can write a good screenplay or a better TV pilot. It takes a serious writer to actually do it!
The What to Expect series is back, this time with a breakdown of what to expect when seeking, meeting, and signing with a literary agent or manager.
When manager Zack Zucker visited my Screenwriters Support Group, he made one thing very clear: When it comes to attracting representation, concept is often king. But what of the quieter, more execution driven scripts? In my latest blogpost, I dig in.
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!