As the year in coaching comes to a close, I am posing THIS question to my writers in order to capitalize on what worked got us in the year that passed and make the most of the year that’s coming!
If you want to present as a screenwriting professional (even long before you’ve broken in), you have to know the industry terms and vernacular that the industry uses daily.
Someone once told me that working in the entertainment industry is not so much about having a job as it is adhering to a lifestyle. And this lifestyle is no joke. Want to make sure you don’t burn out? Find your work/life balance.
Go beyond the writing: Know how to answer these three questions about your screenplay or TV pilot and impress agents, managers, producers and executives!
An ambitious path is one that will almost always lead, at some point, to frustration and rejection. So how do you brace for the storm when it comes? I turn to real life experience from my working writers to find out.
A few years back, I wrote the blog post DECODE THIS: I DIDN’T CONNECT WITH YOUR SCREENPLAY. Its mission was simple: dig into what executives, agents and managers really mean when they tell the writer something to the tune of: Nice writing, I just really didn’t connect with it. The… read more →
In the construction of your body of work, should you focus on developing new pilots and screenplays, or going back and rewriting old screenplays and pilots until they are their best?
General meetings, or “generals”, are an integral piece of getting a writer introduced to the industry and building her screenwriting career. But what are some of the key elements for a good general meeting? In my latest blog I break it down with the help of my industry manager friends start to finish!
One of the privileges of my job has been the many lessons learned from my writers as I continue escorting them on their writing journeys…
We hear talk about the quest for an “Undeniable Screenplay” all the time. But what makes for an undeniable screenwriter?