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 . . .
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 . . .
If you are a writer looking to break into television, you are absolutely going to need a spec script. A "spec script" is a script written on "speculation." There are no studios/deals attached to it, and its purpose is primarily to garner attention for its writer. There are two types of spec scripts: ORIGINAL SPEC: This is an episode of . . .
I have always known I wanted to work in entertainment. Initially, that looked like becoming the next Brittney Spears. Then, I fell in love with theater, and it looked emulating Patti LuPone. And then, during my sophomore year of college, I produced a benefit concert, and I realized that I could fuse my passions and my strengths and work behind the . . .
Hey friends! It has been a minute since I've been on here. For those of you who are catching up, I was recently staffed as a writer on my first television show! It's been such a crazy month. I found out that I got the job on a Friday and had to move across the country to New York the following Sunday (two days later)! Somehow, between Friday and . . .