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Sell Your Idea to Netflix

Came across this article that is FULL of some great advice about how to pitch a television show. It includes some good examples and tantalizes all of us with the idea of pitching to Netflix. (Spoiler: a lone screenwriter needs... Continue Reading →

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Screenwriter Scams

Scams are out there attacking members of all industries, and screenwriting is no exception. The Hollywood Reporter came out with an article today about how screenwriters are scammed. I wanted to share it with you, and point out how to... Continue Reading →

Pitfall #5: First Pages & Why Producers Pass

Screenwriting Pitfall #5: First Pages Do producers and other gatekeepers only read one to ten pages of a script, before making a decision to pass? Yes. And that’s when screenwriters everywhere pump the air with a fist and curse the... Continue Reading →

Pitfall #4: Option Ouch

Screenwriting Pitfall #4: Options That Go Ouch I've been on the hunt for an amazing screenplay. (I still am. Several, if I'm lucky.) But I almost optioned a script last month. Sigh. The deal came so close. I found a... Continue Reading →

Pitfall #1: Misleading Loglines

#1 - Misleading Loglines The most common reason I pass on a script is because it does not deliver on the logline. This happens due to a number of circumstances (which are covered below), but it’s such a shame. My... Continue Reading →

Writing a Winning Query Letter

Daily Dose: Selling Your Script Being able to write a solid query letter is an important tool when selling your screenplay. You need to hone this skill! Checkout Episode #42 of Screenwriters Beat where we are joined by screenwriting guru... Continue Reading →

End of the Year Contests

Daily Dose: Contests The deadlines for the biggest screenplay contests of the year have passed, but you still have some options! Checkout this great database of writing contests. You can filter it just for screenwriting, which is a plus, but... Continue Reading →

Logline Examples

Daily Dose: Selling Your Script Stumbled across some logline examples... which are always a good way to inspire logline writing! The Elements of Cinema Blog & Podcast shared these examples.  Logline Examples by Gabe Moura The thing about loglines... they... Continue Reading →

Winning Query Letters

Daily Dose: Selling Your Script Writing a successful query letter is a valuable tool. You need to hone this skill! We brought in screenwriting consultant Danny Manus to join the working screenwriters on the Screenwriters Beat panel to discuss the... Continue Reading →

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