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Script Angel: Are Screenwriting Contests Worth It?

There are hundreds of screenwriting contests out there, but are they worth it? At the Screenwriters World Conference in Los Angeles, there was a whole session dedicated to ‘Making the Contest Cut’ but how do you know which, if any, you should be spending your hard-earned cash entering? Screenwriting contests can be useful for:...

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Writers’ Room 101: Pitching Tips

In the last post, I gave you a general overview of what pitching in the room is like. Hopefully, the information wasn’t too overwhelming. If it was…don’t panic! I’ve got some specific pitching tips that’ll make it all make sense. Pitch Solutions, Not Problems This is an expression you’ll hear a lot, and it’s...

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Breaking & Entering: Resistance Is Futile Or Can It Be Fueling?

“We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.” Ah, that iconic phrase, uttered when you are about to conquer your opponent! “Resistance is futile.” Brought into popular culture by Star...

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Script Angel: Developing Your Screenwriting Brand

If you’re trying to establish yourself as a screenwriter and create a long-term screenwriting career you probably already know it’s not enough to have one spec script under your belt, you need a portfolio of work to present to the industry. So what should that portfolio of specs look like? Will a mix of...