4 Ways to Start a Script that a Reader Can’t Put Down

4 Ways to Start a Script that a Reader Can’t Put Down

It’s heartbreaking, but it’s true: many decision makers (agents, producers, and executives) will decide if a writer is good or a project is compelling after reading only the first ten pages of a script. And in TV, it could be as little as the first threepages. This is why the beginning of your script is so important: its life or death often depends on its first few pages. 

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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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The Top 6 Screenwriting Competitions to Spend Your Time and Money On

The Top 6 Screenwriting Competitions to Spend Your Time and Money On

There’s a lot of controversy out there on whether or not screenwriting competitions are effective in breaking in to the screenwriting world. There are hundreds to choose from, and 99% of the time they cost money, so which ones – if any - are worth your blood, sweat, and hard earned cash?

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