To many emerging writers her in Los Angeles, Tawnya Bhattacharya needs little introduction: Not only is she a working television writer who has been staffed consistently for the last four years, but she is also the mastermind behind Script Anatomy, the elite television-centric writing program attended by many a television-aiming… read more →
If you’re gonna hit the road with a specific destination, you have to know what steps, milestones and landmarks you have to hit in order to get there. This, in its most stripped down form, is the logic behind setting effective screenwriting goals. With that in mind, at the end… read more →
About a year and a half ago, I was having coffee with my friend Dallas Sonnier when he said: “We’re all waiting to see who will be the first manager to go to 15%.” It made sense Dallas would say this; after all, he had just told me that ever… read more →
Thinking about taking a break building or maintaining your screenwriting career? Don’t do it unless you’re ready to walk away entirely. Coming back will not be a piece of cake.
Before I even get started, let me apologize. This is not going to be one of those blog posts that fall under one of those very vanilla categories one could classify as “nice.” It is not a feel-good sort of entry. It might not even be the sort of thing… read more →
A few weeks ago, I sat down with a television writer who was making the shift from features, where he had been quite successful, to television, which is where his agent recommended he develop next. The writer sent me his thriller/sci-fi pilot, which was well written and intriguing, but left… read more →
Every business sector, every unique industry, comes complete with its own set of rules, its own specific edict of etiquette. Nowhere is this more true than it is in the entertainment industry. The more I talk to friends and family working in finance, in law, in medicine, in academia, the… read more →
A slew of emerging writers often arrive at the moment when they have simply lost their patience with the day job. When they are determined that the time to quit their job has come. They’ve yet to make that big sale, or get a writing assignment that pays them according… read more →