The ongoing myth that you ‘need an Agent’ to get your screenplay seen by Hollywood’s gatekeepers continues to hold back countless writers from gaining real traction with their careers. Does this mean a screenwriting agent serves no purpose? Or that you won’t someday work with one? Or that … [Read more...] about Three Reasons to Become Your Own Screenwriting Agent
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. 3 Screenwriting Pitfalls That Will Wreck Your … [Read more...] about 3 Screenwriting Pitfalls That Will Wreck Your Career
Assuming you get your script into hands of potential buyers, I want to help you avoid the trash. So here are some things, when I was reading, that got my attention in a negative way: 1. The script was not in proper format. Seriously, they have software for this. You’re a professional. Go out and … [Read more...] about Tips for Screenwriters
I worked for a producer in New York City. It was my job to read, evaluate and write coverage on screenplays in hopes of finding a gem. In one year, I read hundreds and hundreds of scripts. Unfortunately, I only found a couple potential gems and most everything else ended up in the recycle bin. I’ll … [Read more...] about Screenwriting is writing.