The Prime-time Emmy Awards will take place on September 17th, but we don’t have to wait that long to learn what the nominations already tell us about the ever-changing TV landscape.
In the last few years, writers have been faced with a changing studio business model. In fact, only 34 spec screenplays were sold through July of this year. Upon digging deeper, many of those specs were by A-list writers.
General meetings are kind of like first dates. A creative executive or producer has read your work, liked it, and now wants to meet with you. But having a “general meeting” sounds so…general. What are you supposed to talk about?
Charlotte Roi is a statuesque strawberry blonde with piercing eyes and a just-as-towering personality that fills the room when she enters.
So you have a meeting on the books to pitch your brilliant idea for a TV show? Good for you! Now you have to figure out how not to blow it.
Most aspiring writers dream of the day they can say they have representation, and for good reason. It gives any creator a sense of self-worth - that somebody, a professional, thinks that they excel at their craft, that their writing is worthy of being performed, and that the world needs to see it realized.
You're telling you're friends you're a screenwriter. But can you really call yourself one?
As a development executive & producer, I am often asked by writers: What kind of projects are you looking for?
They’re called “generals.” Essentially, it means you piqued someone’s interest as a writer. Whether it’s a network, studio or production exec, they’re a fan of yours and they want to meet you.
The truth? A writing partnership is not for everyone. Right now, I prefer to write alone, but that doesn't mean I won’t ask someone again.