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Submissions Insanity #1: The Basics of Online Script Submissions

Every writer knows there are insane people out there making submissions to unsuspecting agents, producers, filmmakers and Execs – but very few believe s/he personally is one of those offending scribes. After all, if you’re not mailing rubbish bins or posting scripts under toilet doors, then *you* gotta be okay, right?...

Ask the Expert: 13 Tips to Networking Success

Question: What are the best practices for successful networking? I hate networking. That’s right, I said it. I hate it. I always have. Perhaps this is TMI, but I don’t enjoy being in strange, new social situations unless I’m in charge. If I’m speaking, teaching, being pitched to, or in a...

Troubleshooting Your Industry Career: The Conversation

Not long ago, we were talking to a successful writer about his methodology and asked, “When do you take no for an answer?” “When they call Security,” he replied. We like that answer but would add some advice to temper it:  many of us are driven by such dogged determination that...