This Week in Coaching is back with stories from the career-coaching front lines As a professional industry observer, the question What’s happening in the industry? is one that I have heard often, from writers breaking in who are seeking to understand the landscape, as well as working writers looking to confirm… read more →
Your screenwriting pedigree is incredibly important for standing out in a crowded space. Fortunately, there is more than one way to build it!
While I do hate being the bearer of bad news, it is important to know which screenwriting developments constitute significant steps forward in the construction of your screenwriting career and which, regretfully, do not.
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 →