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Acting Challenges

A good screenplay is a wonderful thing, but no matter how impressive a script may be, its potential will remain forever unfulfilled unless it is actually made into a movie. There are a lot of factors that influence whether or not a screenplay gets produced, but in today’s film industry, the...

Is Hollywood Allergic to Your Genre?

If you habitually write in one of these “unpopular” genres, when you go out to pitch your script, you may feel about as welcome as Hannibal Lecter at a potluck dinner party. Staton Rabin offers hope!

Landing Your First Assignment

There’s more opportunity out there for new scribes than just the fabled spec sale. In fact, writing assignments represent a more reliable path to a genuine livelihood. When most aspiring screenwriters imagine their successful against-all-odds assault on Hollywood, they think in terms of a big spec sale that changes their lives...

Sales Force – Who Sold What to Whom

SPECS Voltage Productions and Solipsist Films have purchased the spec script The Driver from writing-directing team Zach Luna and Spenser Cohen. Cohen, who recently graduated from USC, will direct the film. Solipsist’s Stephen L’Heureux and Nic Chartier will produce the project along with Craig J. Flores of Voltage. The Driver follows...

PRIMETIME: Am I Too Old To Become a Screenwriter?

If screenwriting is not a "calling," if it's just something you've thought about trying when you have some spare time… then I say, "don't bother." Because you will be trampled by hordes of other screenwriters—of all ages—who want it more badly, and are willing to do more to get it, than...