Writers on the Verge by Lee Jessup

Lee Jessup’s column, Writer’s On The Verge, investigates the different elements that go into building a screenwriting career, from agents and managers to pitching, taking meetings, writing assignments and the contests to launch your screenwriting career. Relying on years of industry experience working with novice and professional screenwriters as a screenwriting career coach, Lee delivers in-depth, no-nonsense information about building your screenwriting career, marketing your script and selling your script. Her insights are derived from daily interactions with aspiring and working screenwriters, coming to answer the many business questions plaguing writers trying to make their way into screenwriting today.

Writers on the Verge: Give the Banana to the Monkey

Most writers think it takes one screenplay to get themselves out there. To get noticed. To establish their career. This is indeed true, but only in the case of those who have the Million Dollar screenplay. If you have the Million Dollar screenplay that can go into the currently-struggling marketplace and...

Writers on the Verge: Championing Your Screenplay

Filmmaking is a collaborative process, right? Everyone says you gotta get notes, and you gotta learn how to take them early. Don’t be precious about your work. Do what you have to do for the sake of your script. But then you go out there, and for every person you show...

Writers on the Verge: Who Needs Screenwriter Management?

Every writer I’ve ever met has told me: I need to, I want to, I have to get repped! Heck, I knew one writer who had written on assignment and made a pretty good living that way who considered getting repped by CAA his single greatest career accomplishment. It doesn’t matter...

Writers on the Verge: Stories from the Front Lines

I am in the business of helping people. This is what I do, every day. Some think I’m a glutton for punishment. Me? I love love love getting to help writers along their chosen path. This is the one time, I promise, I will talk about myself. Let you know who...