It’s Christmas Eve, and I’m feeling sentimental. It could be the amount of wine flowing as part of my small families’ Christmas dinner (anyone who knows me, knows I am a wine snob. And I totally nailed the au jus, for the record). It could be the realization that I… read more →
Walking has always been a meditation for me, and I’ve logged many miles getting my steps in over the years. With a good pair of walking shoes, and an audiobook playing in my ears, it’s the one time during the day when I get to not think, focus on the… read more →
2020. What a year. But especially in times like these, it’s important to amplify the positives and shine light on any and all positives so… let’s do this!
My 2019 in coaching is coming to a close. What a great reason to look back and reflect on the year that was, from challenges to success stories!
That time of year when the prestigious TV writing programs start reaching out to few for second samples and interviews, but pass over many others, can be a difficult period for many talented scribes.
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 →
Disclaimer: I am writing this openly and unabashedly pissed off. Which means… This may come off harsher than I would usually want but… Fuck it. It needs to be said. So my apologies in advance if I offend. A few days ago, I sat down for a creative development session… read more →
(Names and places have been changed to protect the innocent.) A few months ago, I was invited to speak at a highly regarded academic institution, to a group of newbie television writers who signed up for an introductory class in television writing, in which they were tasked with writing their… read more →
When you hear agents and managers talk about what differentiates them from the competition, many will narrow it down to this: Taste level. The belief that their taste level is superior, and that they are therefore able to single out the most promising talent and most marketable work. Part of… read more →