Too many young people, eager to "make it" in Hollywood, dive into the professional literary world before they've gorged themselves on life, before they actually have something to say.
TV writers need to learn how to take a punch, a mandatory eight count and then get up and go back at it. They also have to know how to throw a punch.
UCLA screenwriting professor Richard Walter recalls his time at the Maui Writers Conference when he learned one of the writers' most important lessons... less is more.
GET A JOB. Wherever you are... if you aspire to work in film, TV, or entertainment... there's no reason you can't make that leap NOW.
The absolute best way to network in the industry... is to GET A JOB IN THE INDUSTRY. If you're not working in the industry, you stand almost no chance of breaking in.
Richard Walter expands on the ins and outs of Hollywood in his new book Essentials of Screenwriting: The Art, Craft and Business of Film and Television Writing. Script sat down with him to get a sneak peak on how best to break into Hollywood.