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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 →

Good Logline Advice

Probably the best breakdown I've ever seen about how to write a logline---and it comes with good examples. Have at it! 7 Crucial Logline Mistakes and How to Fix Them by Timothy Cooper Thanks to the talented folks at ScriptMag... Continue Reading →

Screenwriter Q&A

Want more screenwriting tips? Of course you do. Who wouldn't? Thanks to Script Summit, I'm sharing some of the ones that got me started and have kept me going through the ups and downs of building a screenwriting career in Hollywood. Script... Continue Reading →

Tip #6: Pitching, Oh My!

Screenwriting Pitfall #6: Pitching Pitfalls Last Saturday marked the denouement of the Great American Pitchfest/Scriptfest, unless a miracle happens. I attended to take pitches—making it my first time sitting on the other side of an actual table as VP of... Continue Reading →

Are Pitchfests Dead?

The Great American Pitchfest, also known as Scriptfest, just announced that they are holding their last pitchfest this Saturday, June 23, 2018. Say it isn't so! I'm still hoping it's a cruel joke. If the news is true, although a... 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 →

TV Writing Today

Great breakdown of the television market and what's selling right now, plus a mini-class on essential screenwriting skill sets.  We're sending you to YouTube to hear this interview. It's really an hour and a half class and well worth your... Continue Reading →

Tips for Co-Writing a Screenplay

We're sending you to a blog post today that's a must read. Maybe you haven't co-written a screenplay yet---or you have and never want to again---but being a writer that can collaborate is a HUGE skill. It's a VITAL skill... Continue Reading →

Gotta Start Somewhere

Screenwriting is one of those professions that defies to be put into a box. There isn't just one way to get into the biz, which makes every success story interesting. Here are a few of those to inspire and show... Continue Reading →

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