by Greg DePaul (@GregDePaul) Hollywood is hard enough to break into as a screenwriter. But some of us make it even harder. If you’re one of those self-destructive screenwriters who’s doing everything he or she can to fail, this listicle is for you. Here are five sure-fire, battle-tested, absolutely guaranteed ways to fail as a... Continue Reading →
by Ashley Scott Meyers In this episode of the podcast I answer a whole bunch of screenwriting related questions submitted by listeners. Then I break down what I think is the best strategy for aspiring screenwriters and lay out exactly what I think they should do to break into the business. You can listen to... Continue Reading →
by Ashley Scott Meyers In this episode I talk with screenwriter Tony Aloupis. We talk about his latest film, Safelight, and how it came about, as well as digging in into his background and how he got started as a screenwriter. You can listen to the audio portion of the podcast by clicking here or... Continue Reading →
by Angela Bourassa I had the privilege of attending Scriptfest this past weekend on behalf of LA Screenwriter (and my own writing career), and I must say the whole event was a wonderful success. There were a few hiccups here and there, but overall, I found the classes, the interactions, and the opportunities to both... Continue Reading →
I'd be writing and making a short once a week and posting it. Because that's the quickest way to get attention. [On breaking into professional screenwriting]
by Angela Guess Yesterday I shared the first half of my conversation with screenwriter Keith Giglio, author of Writing the Comedy Blockbuster. In part two, Keith and I discuss the importance of stealing, how to break into the industry, and which scripts every aspiring comedy screenwriter should read. LA Screenwriter (LA): You've said, "Professionals create,... Continue Reading →
Breaking into the film business is not a problem that resolves itself through a single answer or path. It’s a problem that succumbs only to a process, a series of efforts taken over time. And the bitch of it is, you never know which is the right strategy until it pays off. So you do everything.... Continue Reading →
John Buchanan of Script Magazine has written an article about opportunities often overlooked by novice screenwriters: writing assignments.