Tips for Meetings with Executives

When you are fortunate enough to meet with executives, whether at a screenwriting pitching event or a general meeting in a studio, it’s critical you come with realistic expectations and put your best foot forward. You have one shot at a first impression. Whether you have a screenwriting agent or not, you will have to get comfortable selling a script in person. The screenwriting executive needs to like you as much, if not more, than your screenplay idea.

Behind the Lines with DR: Die Hard Doug Meets Don Simpson

Before Jerry Bruckheimer became the stand-alone superstar brand he is today, he was partnered in another superstar brand known as Simpson-Bruckheimer Films. The late Don Simpson and Jerry go way back. The former roommates came up through the trenches together and eventually produced a crazy string of culture-changing hits—from Flashdance to...

Business of Screenwriting: Meetings Matter

By Michele Wallerstein I notice that clients don’t seem to know what they want in their career conferences with me.  I offer these conferences to help writers and other would-be filmmaking professionals so that I can help them define and achieve their goals.  They pay me a fee and we set...

The 5 Keys to Being Unstoppable in Your Screenwriting Career

By Shawn Tolleson, Career Coach You know what it feels like to be unstoppable in you career. Everything is clicking. Your hard work is paying off. You make new relationships almost effortlessly. People return your calls, and they do it quickly! Instead of putting 100 (phone calls, submissions, emails, etc.) out...