To make the most of any opportunity, writers need to have a number of things beyond their vetted screenplay or pilot ready to share.
When building a screenwriting career, opportunities can be few and far between. Therefore, don’t take them for granted, and make the most of each one as they come! Check out this blogpost to find out how.
We hear talk about the quest for an “Undeniable Screenplay” all the time. But what makes for an undeniable screenwriter?
What are we really talking when it comes to the dreaded art of networking? At its heart, it’s all about relationship building.
When you’re trying to break into screenwriting or TV writing, what are tangible, industry-relevant wins, and when are you deluding yourself? Take a deep dive in my latest blog post, where names have been changed to protect the innocent.
When approaching the industry strategically, many writers consider not only what they enjoy writing or what format speaks to them, but also where they might have greater odds for building a tangible, sustainable, screenwriting career. Judging by the numbers, there are more opportunities in television than there are in film.… read more →
My husband is not an industry guy. Marrying me, and becoming son-in-law to my producer father, is as close as he ever wanted to come to this business. So when a director friend came over for brunch one Sunday a few months ago and told us how, after his first… read more →
Recently, a newly minted emerging writer asked me to meet with her. She had recently made the decision to shift careers to screenwriting, got her copy of Final Draft, started taking television writing classes, and now wanted to sit down with me to find out what it was going to… read more →
A few weeks ago I sat down for coffee with a manager friend to do our regular catch-up about all things writers and industry. She reps writers. I work with writers. She even reps a writer I work with. And I genuinely like and respect this particular manager, on top… read more →