Pilot season is here! Although it’s still early, the broadcast networks have started picking up projects, and some early trends are starting to emerge.
We all put off doing things sometimes, and delay or postpone taking action when we should. It’s part of human nature, and often, it’s no big deal. But if you’re a writer who procrastinates, you’re only hurting yourself.
If you’re looking for a comprehensive guide to screenwriting, the first book I’d recommend would be Robert McKee’s “Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting.”
There are other scripts to read, but these are the ones that come to mind that show us various ways to help spread the message of equality and tolerance.
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?
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.