This week, as I was talking to various writers in various career stages, I got to thinking about some of those things – my mantras, if you will – that I find myself telling writers more often than I would probably like to admit. These mantras are not all my… read more →
Let’s face it: Most writers out there would love to sell their spec screenplay. Or spec pilot. Or the pitch for the pilot or screenplay they’ve developed, that their representation will be setting pitch meetings for. And I don’t mean selling to any old producer off the street, but rather… read more →
When setting out to sell your TV show, do you need to have a completed TV pilot, a thorough show bible, or both ready to show?
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.
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!
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.