If you want to grab an agent or executive's attention, your script doesn’t need to be as good as professionally written scripts … it needs to be BETTER than professionally written scripts.
Writers are unfortunately often perceived to be at the bottom of the food chain in the feature world. But in the world of TV, it’s a very different story.
Jewerl Ross grew up in Los Angeles and left Southern California to study political philosophy at Yale. After graduating in 1997, he returned to L.A. to work in entry-level positions at ICM and Paradigm before joining APA as an agent in early 1999. Three years later, after making a name for...
The Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, news, radio, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2010 season to be honored at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards on February 5, 2011, in Los Angeles and New York.
No other industry operates by having random aspirants submit ideas via a website. So why would Hollywood?
A TV writer's job is NOT to dream up the best stories possible. It's to dream up the best stories possible within the creative and practical confines of the show.
I don't want to be pigeonholed as "reformed crook does good," or worse... scare some showrunner out of giving me a shot.