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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...
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 ...
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...
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: