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Turning Your Personality and Taste Into a Brand
In a highly competitive and constantly growing marketplace, it’s important to stand out if you want a career writing for film or television. Many of the most sought-after screenwriters have memorable or larger than life personalities.
There Isn’t a Perfect Screenplay
There isn’t a perfect screenplay.
Do you have to live in LA to be a Screenwriter?
This is a question that’s commonly asked by many aspiring screenwriters: do you have to live in LA to be a screenwriter? Speaking from my own personal experience, I know you don’t need to live in LA to land your first screenwriting job or sell your f...
Big Break: Screenwriting Contest for Career Success
Are you thinking of submitting your pilot or screenplay to a screenwriting contest? Before entering, it’s important to know which one is worth a writer’s time and money. While there are several worthwhile ones out there for their prizes and connectio...
How Not to Network as a Screenwriter
Writers, so begins my tale of woe:
Final Draft® Honors Aaron Sorkin, Steve McQueen, Sofia Coppola, Ramy Youseff & Radha Blank
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 – Final Draft, a Cast & Crew Company, now in its 30th year as the industry standard for screenwriting software, today announced the honorees for the 16th Annual Final Draft Awards. The awards, which recognize outstanding and ...
Embracing Entrepreneurship As a Screenwriter Part I: Taking Initiative
I believe that being an effective entrepreneur is hugely beneficial when it comes to being a successful screenwriter. First and foremost, it improves your overall chances and opportunities. Secondly, it reduces the number of people you need to rely o...
Weekend Writing Inspiration: 6 Steps to Tackling a Major Script Revision
If you’re staring down a major script rewrite it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, particularly when dealing with large-scale structural or character changes—or both!. Even though we know “writing is rewriting,” it can be daunting to face a big overhaul, e...
6 Tips To Keep Writing When It Feels Like the World Is Falling Apart
Right now it feels like, one way or another, the world is falling apart. As a result, writers are more vulnerable to distraction, stress and anxiety than usual. I’m seeing threads, articles and discussions running the emotional gamut; from despair an...
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