The Screenwriters Guide to Option Agreements

Option Agreement

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. … Read more

3 Must-Haves For Your Sample TV Spec Script

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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 … Read more

Should You Write A TV Series Or Feature Film?

write a TV series

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 … Read more

How To Pitch A Screenplay So They Listen

pitch a screenplay

Are you wondering how to pitch a screenplay? You’re not alone. The other day I got an email from a writer who had an appointment to pitch her movie idea to a producer and she was in a panic. She asked what tips I could offer. The biggest one: Keep It Simple! When I was … Read more

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