Career Strategy

Networking Advice For Screenwriters

Networking is an anxiety-provoking, but necessary activity for anyone aspiring to Hollywood jobs (or any job). It’s especially difficult for writers, who aren’t known for being outgoing and comfortable around large groups.

Knowing what to expect from the experience will, in itself, reduce the stress...


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Inspiring Films About Filmmaking

Whenever I see an amazing film, it makes me want to write a great film script myself. It reminds me of why I got interested in writing for film in the first place.  It makes me want to be a better writer. I doubt if a single screenwriter has not had this experience.

Filmmakers and screenwriters often find inspiration in their heroes’ best work. I’ve found that watching films about the filmmaking process can be inspiring, too....


Career Strategy

Inspiring Books For Screenwriters

Inspiration, defined; "A breathing in or infusion of some idea, purpose, etc. in the mind: the suggestion, awakening, or creation of some feeling or impulse, especially of the exalted kind."
In any career path, we tend to look to the people who came before us, our heroes. As a writer or filmmaker in Hollywood, our heroes created films that resonated with us. For me it was Woody Allen, Kevin Smith, Spike Lee, Richard Linklater, John...


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Stop Procrastinating: Finish Your Script

What happens when you procrastinate? You might feel tired, or lost. You might  feel unsure about your writing choices.  You might have doubts  or fears of not being good enough. You might have a fear of being judged.

How do you deal with these fears?

During the first draft you can get away with a “good enough’ version. However, when you write your next few drafts, your script has to get better. The process gets harder the closer...


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