Now that you decided to spec for the TV writing fellowships operated by studios and networks, how do you decide what to spec? Here’s what I’ve been telling my coaching clients this past week!
With more TV writing fellowships requiring original pilots instead f spec TV episodes, should you still spec for those TV writing programs that require them, or bypass those altogether and focus only on your original content?
Everyone hopes that, sooner or later, a screenwriting opportunity will knock. But when? And where? No one knows. Which is exactly why you have to be prepared.
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.
White it may not be as fun as writing, a little housekeeping to stay on top of your many screenwriting submissions to screenwriting contests, TV writing fellowships, reps and execs can go a long way for keeping your business in order!
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.
When I first conceived of my WHAT’S POSSIBLE, WHAT’S PROBABLE? series this past August, I didn’t quite anticipate that it would be as well received as it was. After all, the possible/probable distinction is one I’ve been making for years. I’ve been in this industry long enough to know that,… read more →
Every year, around this time, as the prestigious television network writing programs, labs and workshops begin to announce their crop of writers selected for participation, the rumor mill starts to bubble and stir. After all, everyone wants to know: Why was someone else selected and not me? If I submitted… read more →
With 2017 chugging along, and the first fellowship deadlines (Sundance, Humanitas and HBO to name a few) already behind us, many emerging television writers eager to push their television writing careers to that elusive next level are hard at work preparing their TV specs, original pilots and myriad essays for… read more →