How to Network Painlessly Even If You’re an Introvert

How to Network Painlessly Even If You’re an Introvert

The business side of Show Business can be tough for writers, because I know many of you are introverts. But networking is a necessity if you want to have a successful career.

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5 Common Mistakes First-Time Indie Filmmakers Make

5 Common Mistakes First-Time Indie Filmmakers Make

Finally producing your first movie is very exciting. You’ve nailed the script (which can take years), you’ve secured financing, and you’re ready to finally (finally!) shoot and sell it. You’ve crossed many difficult hurdles to make it this far. So why do so many first-time filmmakers fail? Read my tips below to avoid common first-time filmmaking mistakes that will help set you up for success. 

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What Successful Screenwriters Know About Using Social Media

What Successful Screenwriters Know About Using Social Media

If you’re hoping to build momentum in your writing career, social media can work in your favor. But it can also be a double-edged sword. Read on for the good, the bad, and how to do it right. 

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4 Classic Scripts that Deliver on their Promise

4 Classic Scripts that Deliver on their Promise

Every script makes a promise, and it’s inherent in its genre. If you’re writing a comedy script, it must be funny. If you’re writing horror, your script must be scary. This might sound obvious, but you’d be surprised how many writers fail to execute the promise of their genre on the page.

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What Does True Success Look Like?

What Does True Success Look Like?

As a writer, your days can fill up quickly. As you spend your time not just writing, but prepping for meetings, navigating notes calls and hustling to get ahead, the bigger picture can become smaller and smaller until you forget what you were looking at in the first place. It’s important to take a moment away from the everyday business of writing to remember why you started, where you’d like to go, and what true success looks like to you.

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It's Hollywood! What Could Go Wrong?

It's Hollywood! What Could Go Wrong?

Execs that love your project leave their jobs. Companies get bought and dismantled. Your showrunner gets fired. YOU get fired. The network gets a new President with entirely different taste. A project just like yours gets sold or picked up first. This is why you need a Hollywood Game Plan.  

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5 Ways to Get an Agent

5 Ways to Get an Agent

The one question I get asked most often from up-and-coming writers is how do I get an agent?  Most people will tell you not to worry; if your work is great, the agents will find you. Frustrating, but true. But there are other strategies you can use to land that all-elusive rep.

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The #1 Thing You Should Be Doing for Your Career

The #1 Thing You Should Be Doing for Your Career

This may seem obvious, but it’s worth making the point emphatically. The most helpful thing you can do for your career is to practice your craft. If you're a writer, write. If you're a director, grab a camera and direct something.

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