If you’re like most screenwriters, the scenario you’re working towards, aside from on outright purchase of your spec script, is getting an option agreement. An option agreement is a deal that essentially ‘loans out’ or ‘rents’ the rights to your script to a producer or production company in hopes they can get the movie made. […]
Television staff writers hold some of the most coveted (and highest paid) writing positions in Hollywood. And your first step toward ‘breaking in’ and becoming one of these elite writers begins with crafting a top-notch sample TV spec script. In articles I’ve written about Feature-Length screenwriting, I’ve constantly remarked how Newbie writers should avoid Comedy […]
In this screenwriting article, motion picture executive Scott Kirkpatrick shares five tips to get your screenplay noticed.
Should you write a TV series instead of a feature film? With the increasing number of scripted series competing for our attention, especially on SVOD platforms like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, it’s no wonder many novice screenwriters have started toying with the idea of setting aside their feature-length ideas for more serialized spec scripts. It’s a […]
Most novice screenwriters think getting screwed over in Hollywood all boils down to story theft, but in truth, story theft rarely takes place. Instead, they overlook the very real screenwriting pitfalls that can cause unnecessary career setbacks.
If you want to get your script noticed in Hollywood—and your talents compensated for—then you cannot be just a ‘good’ screenwriter, you’ve gotta be great!