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.
Crafting the perfect logline is often a challenge. How do you describe your characters and story and summarize your plot in a way that is marketable and enticing to buyers?
You’ve spent countless hours crafting your script. In your eyes, it’s a masterpiece. So when someone reads it and has notes you weren’t expecting, it can sometimes be demoralizing.
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?
As great as it is writing (or rewriting) and getting paid for it, it is really critical for writers, whether you are Aaron Sorkin or Joe Schmoe, to find a balance between paid jobs and putting your own ideas down on paper. Here’s why...
They say that 90% of writing is rewriting. But who trusts statistics? Sometimes, a project will prove such statements completely untrue, right?
So what if there are a few typos in your script?
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?