Los Angeles is full of thousands upon thousands of aspiring screenwriters desperate to prove they’re talented, creative, and interesting any way they can … including via their business cards.
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Aspirants often think cold-calling, querying, and unsolicited submissions are viable methods for getting an agent. But they’re actually a waste of time, energy, and postage. So let’s take a look at some methods that work …
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.
Joke/sketch packets should ALWAYS be up-to-date with your best topical material… nothing feels more stale than jokes about last year’s news.
If you’re writing a retelling of Oedipus from Jocasta’s perspective, you’re probably safe. If you’re retelling Rocky III from the point of view of Clubber Lang, you’re probably not.