That time of year when the prestigious TV writing programs start reaching out to few for second samples and interviews, but pass over many others, can be a difficult period for many talented scribes.
The industry can be infuriating. Frustrating. Enraging. But don’t let it get to you. If you do, it may show up in ways that are hard to reverse…
Most writers are eager to get to pages, dig in to scenes and characters as they would unfold on the screen. But in order to write a successful screenplay or TV pilot every time, it’s important to take the time, do the pre-work and create a sound and solid project foundation.
Everyone always talks about the craft you need to learn in order to become an apt screenwriter or TV writer. But what about the experiences you have, which then feed and inform your writing?
Winning or placing in a screenwriting competition can become a career milestone for many an emerging screenwriter or TV writer. But are all screenwriting competitions, and all competition placements equal?
In order to successfully build a screenwriting career, do you have to live in Los Angeles? I got the lowdown from top agents and managers when I interviewed them for my book, BREAKING IN.
For many writers who come to screenwriting or TV writing as a second career or not right out of collage, the age factor can be a huge concern. In my latest blogpost, I break down when it will, and won’t, be a factor.
Working screenwriters and TV writers share how they got their first agent or manager, and what you should be considering when selecting yours.
The road to screenwriting success is rarely an easy one, but if you prepare yourself, bring the right gear and know what to expect, you stand a good chance of getting to the top.
When trying to get your TV pilot or feature screenplay out there, the length and look of your material could mean the difference between getting read or being set aside in favor of another, more esthetic screenplay.