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Screenwriter’s Mindset: Adapt An Article

True stories are a great place to look for movie ideas.  People love true stories.  And t the rights to a newspaper or magazine articles is that the rights are generally affordable.

Unlike books and plays, newspaper and magazine articles don't get the attention of producers like Scott Rudin or Jerry Bruckheimer. If you find an article that you think will make a great film, you have a chance of getting the rights.

Fortunately for the screenwriters who...
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How Older Screenwriters Break In to Hollywood

What are some ways older writers can find help trying to break in? If you’re older and can write a really great spec script for a TV show that’s on the air, and a really great TV pilot, there are workshops that might help you, regardless of your age.

For example, there is the Warner Brothers Writers Workshop, the CBS Diversity Institute (which has a Diversity Mentoring Program for older writers. There’s a Disney/ABC Writing Program, a...
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