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Myth: Your First Script Will Get Produced


When you come to Hollywood to try to make it as a writer, you get all kinds of advice, and hear all kinds of stories and rumors about how to “break in.” Many of them seem true on the face of them, but they’re actually misinterpretations of stories that circulate about successful writers.

To really succeed at writing, you need to know the difference between what’s really going on and what other people think, or what the...
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Career Strategy

What Famous Screenwriters Say About Rejection



“I couldn’t get past the readers in the studios.  The minute the people,  actually at the studios who read boring scripts all the time, actually read my scripts they’re like --this shit is awesome, send it right to us.  But the readers would never let it get there.” --Quentin Tarantino

Rejection.  It’s important to remember that it’s happened to every screenwriter.  No one magically starts writing great screenplays.  It’s a process of trial and error.  You learn,...
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