How do I get a shot at the director or the stars (who really know how to write good scripts)? And what exactly is the point of this blog? These questions are the reason why I decided to create this site.
Now that I’m a film writer, my professional life has changed a lot. I no longer write on a freelance basis or do any screenwriting assignments. The bulk of my production work now is working for my agency, and as a result most of my work is for movies that are currently slated for release (if they even are).
It’s also not an easy time to become a full-time writer, and I have to contend with the fact that most of my clients work on film production contracts, not screenplays. On top of that, not every studio has an open casting call — and to make matters worse, most of my clients who work on movie production contracts simply want a script with action, comedy or romance.
If you’re a student of writing, this blog may be of interest to you. As you’d expect, a script by the greatest living film writer is a challenge to overcome. However, you don’t have to be a trained movie scriptwriter to enjoy this blog. I’ve never been a fan of Hollywood movies, but now I’m intrigued when films with a great story come to mind.
And if you are a writer looking to try your hand at writing movie scripts but you’re currently unemployed due to lack of money, this blog may be for you.
This blog provides many pointers that the most dedicated professional screenplay reader should take into consideration. This blog is aimed at aspiring writers, professionals and students looking to advance their craft.
As a professional writer, you are responsible for getting a script accepted for development (the first step in getting a job on a production). There’s no excuse for not submitting your screenplay.
Once you receive the script, you must prepare by attending a workshop or reading (the second step, and possibly the hardest step).
You then go through a series of short screenings (the fourth and final step) to ensure that your screenplay is on the fast track to the screen (the seventh and final step).
And there you have it! A great way to improve your screenplays and your writing process. You’ll also learn a lot about yourself, your writing and how you approach screenwriting.
If you have any questions or concerns, email me at [email protected]
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