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How to become a successful writer of multiple genres

Screenwriters frequently get mixed advice.

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Screenplay Options vs. Screenplay Sales

Most aspiring screenwriters dream of selling their script. However, many times — especially in the earlier days of a screenwriting career — a writer is more likely to have their script optioned by a producer or production company. But what exactly is...

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Roxanne Benjamin On Directing Horror in There’s Something Wrong With the Children

As part of the Blumhouse Television and MGM+ deal to produce a slate of films together, director Roxanne Benjamin has brought to life her new film There's Something Wrong With the Children. For someone who loves filming outdoors and on location, the ...

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The Bricks of Breaking In: Julie Sagalowsky Diaz On Finding Your Voice

Julie Sagalowsky Diaz (Surfside Girls, The Shannara Chronicles) always found herself interested in performing as she did a lot of choir and musical theater in her youth. She recalls, “That was kind of my avenue into television, film and the arts at l...

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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.

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There Isn’t a Perfect Screenplay

There isn’t a perfect screenplay.

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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...

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Big Break: Screenwriting Contest for Career Success

Are you thinking of submitting your TV pilot or screenplay to a screenwriting contest? Before entering, it’s important to know which one is worth your time and money. The Big Break Screenwriting Contest has quickly become one of the most respected co...

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How Not to Network as a Screenwriter

Writers, so begins my tale of woe:

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