Be honest with yourself about your project's business model and commercial potential. Just as specific producers work on specific types of material, so do certain agents.
Recent news from the Writers Guild of America, West and Writers Guild of America East, including Congressional hearings on net neutrality and First Lady Michelle Obama's Joining Forces campaign.
There is no bigger sign of an amateur than someone who's worried about their stuff being stolen. If you worry your show can be stolen… you haven't written it well enough.
This week we meet another writer who has done it all… Toronto-based writer Andrea Moodie has worked in features, scripted dramatic television, documentaries, reality and lifestyle television, interactive games, and web series. She has a lot of tips on writing for these different mediums, and the differences between them!
Your producer is entitled to NOTHING. And if a producer suggests working out some kind of financial arrangement before pitching your show... RUN.
Agencies are the best starting place for anyone launching a Hollywood career… even if you don't want to be an agent. Many networks, studios, and producers won't even hire assistants who don't already have agency experience.
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...
Steve Kaire is back debunking common industry misconceptions.
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.