Marketing and Branding a Screenwriter

Knowing how to market yourself as a writer and create a personal brand is essential to bringing exposure to your work and self. It takes more than a screenwriting agent to get your work noticed. You need to be your own agent and own PR company to promote your screenplays. There’s no better way to showcase yourself as a writer than creating a website, a personal brand as a writer, and getting your prose out into the world.

Indievelopment: Networking – Where’s the Work?

We’ve talked about making a living. We’ve talked about the specifics of getting paid, and some red flags along the way. But how about the job in the first place? Where do we go to find these jobs? How do we get them if we don’t already know producers? Let me...

Notes from the Margins: Cracking the Executive Code

By Danny Manus Ever feel like executives are just speaking a totally different language than you are? That they are on a different page? Are you getting mixed messages and not sure what the right thing to say or do is? Are you wondering if, when the exec said “I love...

Story Steps: What’s Your Personal Brand?

The Kid on the Cover I recently had a conversation with a friend of mine named Kevin Susman.  Kevin, besides being a gifted writer and a very funny guy, is an expert on personal branding.  Ever since my book My Story Can Beat Up Your Story!  was published I’ve been wrestling with...

Script Angel: Making the Dream of Screenwriting Success Come True

Hayley McKenzie is a Script Editor and founder of Script Angel, helping screenwriters elevate their craft and advance their screenwriting career. Follow her on Twitter @scriptangel1. Hollywood has often been known as the Dream Factory and it’s no coincidence that Steven Spielberg named his production company DreamWorks. The film industry might...

Ask the Expert: How Do I Get My Material Seen?

Question: How do I get my material seen?  As a producer, script consultant and former VP of development for production companies based at Sony, Universal, and Disney, one of the most frequently asked questions I hear from screenwriters is “How do I get my material seen?!!” In response to this and other commonly...