The industry’s top literary agents and managers share their advice for breaking into screenwriting or TV writing
What should you consider when deciding on your next original screenplay or TV pilot? Should you write to the trends, for what you think execs want to read, or should you write from your passion?
How do you pick which project to write next? Is it a strategic decision, or a purely creative one? Working writers weigh in on how they choose their next original project, be it screenplay or a TV pilot.
When it takes longer to break in then you had hoped, how do you keep motivated for fighting for the career that you want?
Everyone wants to get an agent, get a manager, get staffed on a TV show or get a feature writing assignment. But for those lucky enough to begin, that’s when the hard work really begins.
A few bad eggs have garnered screenwriters a bum rap! What can you do to combat perception of screenwriters being crazy?
For most every writer trying to break into the industry, selling a feature spec and making it onto The Black List would mean screenwriting success. So why, after achieving this, did Screenwriter Eric Koenig decide to walk away? In my latest blog post, Eric shares his screenwriting experience.
For many writers, taking notes is a learned skill, developed over time exposing work to harsh critics and making inroads in the industry. In this blog post, I explore some of the Do’s and Don’ts of taking notes, cultivated from years working as a career coach and development executive.
Part II of the Pearls of Wisdom from Working Writers blog series For most screenwriters seeking to break into the industry, getting a screenwriting agent or manager represents a significant, career-making milestone, the first bona fide step towards industry recognition. An industry rep can become your passionate advocate in the… read more →
Should you get a screenwriting agent, or is a manager right for you? Should it be manager first, or should you get an agent right away? In my latest blog post, discover their similarities and differences in order to make smart career choices and construct an effective representation team.