“So, that’s one for “Cah-nahl Knah-ledge…” That’s how they sold tickets at the old Hahvahd Squah Theahter Harvard Square Theatre where I first saw the classic Mike Nichols’ film. The Harvard Square Theatre – before succumbing to the sweeping home viewing revolution – used to host both old films (different daily...
Every year, networks shoot about 100 professionally shot, designed, acted, and edited pilots. These pilots are your competition. These are the pilots you need to beat with your writing alone.
This is not an industry, or a career, where work can be half-assed. If you choose not to treat this like a professional career, YOU WILL NOT HAVE A PROFESSIONAL CAREER.
Don't blame writers for a dearth of originality. They're busy writing, developing, and pitching the most creative, engaging stories they can... but they don't get to decide whether those stories get made.
Most teens aren't ready to sell material or navigate an actual screenwriting career. But that doesn't mean you can't begin preparing NOW.