This is a guest blog post from working writer Amadou Diallo whose TV credits include AMC’s Parish, Showtime’s Billions, and the upcoming Sammy Davis Jr. Bio-Series. As I build a writing career in Hollywood, I’m often asked for advice about how to get that first job in a writers’ room. I have plenty… read more →
Greta Heinemann, who this past year sold a TV pitch to HBOMax and movie pitch to Amblin Partners, shares her insight and survival tips for a successful pitch.
Ayser Salman shares how writing her memoir made her a better screenwriter and TV writer
When it takes longer to break in then you had hoped, how do you keep motivated for fighting for the career that you want?
Two years after making the cross-country move to Los Angeles where she knew no one, Jessica Combs took her first steps into professional TV writing when she was accepted into Disney/ABC’s TV Writing program. In her guest blog post, she shares how she got there.
Whether you’re a working writer juggling the responsibilities of the room or a writing assignment with your own original writing, or a writer trying to find time to write while also working a full time job, working scribe Greta Heinemann has some great advice for you!
For any writer trying to come up with an efficient, tested writing process, outlining is key. It simplifies the process, clarifies the roadmap, and allows the writer to get a stronger handle on his craft, figuring out intricate plot points in the outline, rather than in the script itself. But… read more →
Many of the writers I work with – especially ones who had previous success with their work – struggle with the first draft. They know it’s their first draft – the vomit draft – but want it to have the quality, genius and polish of a final draft. You’re heard… read more →
In Fall 2012, fearless scribe Kelly Anelons ventured out to Los Angeles for a series of industry meetings. With a clear goal of expanding her network and deepening her relationship with existing contacts, Kelly spent a week in Los Angeles taking meetings and going to events. Here is the second… read more →
In late October, Kelly Anelons, one of my most dedicated, talented, determined and hardworking clients, boarded a plane to Los Angeles for her quarterly entertainment industry foray. She generously went on to blog about her LA-bound experiences. Here is the first chapter of her most recent adventure: Thousands of feet… read more →