Networking Tips

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. That’s what people say about breaking into Hollywood. Learn network tips for screenwriting. Networking online and offline is essential to a successful screenwriting career.

Dream Career Toolkit: How To Work A Film Festival

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! This time of year is always great for me.  It’s the time of year when I celebrate both my birthday and my anniversary.  I met my husband at the LA Film Festival back when it was the LA Independent Film Festival...

TV Pilots: Table Reading Johnny T. Silver’s ‘Driven’

Good music, Grey Goose, celebrity sightings. These are normal occurrences to anyone spending an evening at The Parlor on Melrose Avenue. But Wednesday evening wasn’t just a typical night of socializing. The Hollywood hot spot became a venue for, of all things — a table read. Writer and director Johnny T....

Anger

Behind the Lines with DR: Anger is an Enemy

Ever hear that old axiom, never write a letter when you’re angry? Yeah. I’d heard it too. And I wish to hell I’d remembered it. But… I was working on a production rewrite. Considering the circumstance and the politics, it was most likely to turn out to be something uncredited. So...

Dream Career Toolkit: The Power of Being a “Yes”

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Have you ever noticed that some people are naturally either a “yes” or a “no?”  I don’t mean that their answer to your question will always be “yes.”  What I mean is, whatever the answer, with some people we feel positive...

TV Writer Podcast 083 - Hilary Winston

TV Writer Podcast 083: Hilary Winston (Bad Teacher)

Hilary Winston is the creator and showrunner of Bad Teacher, which premieres April 24 at 9:30 pm on CBS! Gray Jones caught up with her a few days before the premiere. In the interview, Hilary has great tips on career development and networking, as well as writing, pitching, and selling pilots....

Notes from the Margins: A Writer’s Greatest Enemy

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Much like an innocent, wide-eyed gazelle prancing along the African plains, the amateur writer has many natural enemies lurking, waiting to pounce.  But I bet you don’t know what their greatest natural enemy is. It’s not the cold-hearted agent, not the...