Congratulations to one of our Development Notes readers at The Writers Store, Ashleigh Powell — she sold her first spec feature script to Warner Bros this week! Deadline broke the news of the sale of Somacell, a dystopia thriller, which chronicles a female prison guard in the near future who discovers that the...
No production company or network will "request" a sizzle reel or demo; you must go into the pitch with a fully produced, ready-to-go sizzle. Which means you must convince your crew to work for free… or fund them out of your own pocket.
Do you want to write comedy? Reality? Scripted? Work in development? Write a pilot? Web series? Or maybe work as an executive? This week we have a massive 82 minute podcast with Chad Gervich… and he's done it all!
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...
On Thursday, March 24, 2011, the Writers Guild Foundation’s Writers on Writing series presented an evening with Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award winner Diane English at the WGAW’s Los Angeles headquarters, moderated by Los Angeles Times television critic and novelist Mary McNamara.
There's often a difference between what aspirants, even talented aspirants, WANT to be true… and what IS true. And when I smell bullshit, I call bullshit. And I am calling MAJOR BULLSHIT.
For anyone interested in writing for TV or film, the Screenwriting Expo is a tremendous opportunity!