In this week's episode of the podcast, screenwriter Laura Eason talks about how she was able to use her successful playwriting career as a spring board to writing for House of Cards and how that led her to her latest feature film, Here and Now starring Sarah Jessica Parker. You can listen to the audio... Continue Reading →
by Ashley Scott Meyers In this week's episode, UK producer Dean Fisher talks about how he got his start in the business and how he was able to put together his latest feature, The Bromley Boys. You can listen to the audio portion of the podcast by clicking here or through iTunes by clicking here.... Continue Reading →
Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash Every year we put together a simple, one-page writing tracker to help writers of all sorts keep their writing resolutions. This year's calendar follows the usual format -- an open block for each month where you can write down monthly goals or the books you read or the movies you watched; a... Continue Reading →
These days it seems like there are more lists of screenwriters than there are actual screenwriters. But the biggest and most prestigious list remains the Black List, which was revealed yesterday with exceptional gusto. The full list can be found here along with a six-minute comedy video proclaiming it's arrival. This list is always useful... Continue Reading →
This post originally appeared on Write/LA. We are positively thrilled to announce the three grand prize winners of the inaugural Write/LA screenwriting competition. These writers have all shown tremendous talent and dedication to their craft. As fate would have it, the three winners have written a half-hour pilot, an hour pilot, and a feature screenplay... Continue Reading →
Here are ten women to go visit (and as students of character, learn from) at your local theater this holiday season.
by Ashley Scott Meyers In this week's episode of the SYS Podcast, I talk with producer Mark Stolaroff about his latest low budget production, DriverX. We also talk about his background in production and how that prepared him for a career as a low budget producer. You can listen to the audio portion of the... Continue Reading →
Paula was kind enough to share three excerpts from the book with LA Screenwriter. Soak up the below wisdom, then head over to Amazon to pick up a copy of Sitcom Writers Talk Shop.
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) 2018 has only a few weeks left, and many writers will be making resolutions around their work come January 1. That may include completing a new script in 2019. While this is a worthy goal, more than one writer will abandon their new story before January has come to an end, perhaps... Continue Reading →
Over the weekend, Write/LA -- the annual screenwriting competition that we co-launched this year with LiveRead/LA -- proudly announced the eight writers / writing teams who have reached the finals of our inaugural competition! Check out the official announcement on the Write/LA website. Congratulations to these wonderful writers who will each receive written feedback on... Continue Reading →