What are we really talking when it comes to the dreaded art of networking? At its heart, it’s all about relationship building.
The moment has come: A manager or an agent read and responded to your work, and would like to meet with you. But before you go in, what should you know and how should you prepare?
Sure, to build a screenwriting career you have to be great on the page. But in todays competitive industry climate, you have to be able to speak about the experiences that defined and informed you. You are a storyteller. Your first story is your own.
A writer calls me the other day: “So I wanted to get notes on my script. How much do you charge for that?” Me: “I’m a career consultant. I’m not a reader or – for that matter – a script consultant. Did you find me through my website?” Writer: “Ahhhh…… read more →
In this blog post, learn about some of the television development deal available to working television writers and emerging television writers looking to break in
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Silence can be infuriating. You wrote a great script. You made contact through a previous relationship, pitching opportunity, or other means. You waited for the invite. When it came, you sent your script in. Well crafted. Under 120 pages. Smart. Skilled. Clean. Or else, you developed an outline for somebody… read more →