If you are ready to crush your goals, then keep reading, my friend. I have a confession to make. I really hate planning travel (stick with me - this is all related). The endless options really overwhelm me, and it takes me forever to settle on the most efficient itinerary. Recently, we took a road trip from New York to D.C. I spent hours putting . . .
Archives for October 2019
If you've ever stayed through the end of a movie credit roll, then you know that there are SO many pieces to the production puzzle. There are writers, directors, producers, set dressers, wardrobe designers, art directors, lighting designers, cameramen, production assistants, post-production supervisors... the list goes on. When a new draft of a . . .
If you're a new writer looking for an opportunity to get your script read by industry execs, screenwriting competitions may be a good option for you. In addition to getting your material read, screenwriting competitions offer the chance at monetary prizes and highly sought after industry access. A few basic things about screenwriting . . .
You did it! You finally finished your script! You're done now, right?! Ah, if only this were the case. Before an episode of television goes to air, it typically goes through a rigorous notes process - first by the production company, then the studio, then the network. This means that each outline and draft can go through multiple rewrites before it . . .
I recently read The Third Door by Alex Banayan - his personal quest to uncover how the most powerful people in the world got their start. One of the interviews that resonated with me most was his encounter with Pitbull. In the book, Banayan quotes Pitbull as saying that the key to his success is his continual desire to learn. Even at the height . . .
If you are serious about getting your script written, then it's time to familiarize yourself with Final Draft! This is the preferred screenwriting software among industry professionals. It's equipped with all of the necessary tools to properly format and notate your script. Today, I'm breaking down the basics of how to use Final Draft. open a . . .
When I wrote my first drama, I was so excited for my agent to read. I had come from comedy, and I felt so confident about my first foray into what I felt was a meaningful character drama. We got on the phone, and I pulled out my notepad, eager for what I was certain to be minimal, surface level notes. "I can't tell your characters apart. . . .
The first time I wrote a script, I opened a Word Document and just began writing. In fairness, I do most things by diving in too soon, making a ton of mistakes, and learning as I go. But I am here to confirm - I made a ton of mistakes. First thing's first: I was using the absolute wrong software. 90% of your script-writing process will be done . . .
I recently landed my dream job as a writer on an Emmy nominated television show. While it might look like overnight success from the outside, the reality was years of hard work and paying my dues. But the single most important factor in finally landing this job was the relationships - namely, the mentorships - I cultivated along the way. I've . . .