In my experience, these are the screenwriting competitions and film/TV fellowships that are worth entering/applying to.
by Greg DePaul (@GregDePaul) If you want to make a living as a screenwriter, stop what you're doing ... and start writing plays! Sounds silly, huh? After all, why would you sidetrack your screenwriting career by writing for the stage when it pays, basically, nothing? And when most Americans go to a play about every...... Continue Reading →
by Greg DePaul (@GregDePaul) If you’re channel-surfing on a Tuesday night and briefly land on This is Us [pilot script], you might think you’ve stumbled on an episode of Parenthood. After all, This Is Us also airs on NBC, also gives us a saccharine look at American family life, and also uses the adoption (more or... Continue Reading →
by Ashley Scott Meyers In this episode of the podcast I talk with television writer and producer Craig Van Sickle about the early days of his career all the way through his days working on The Pretender, the show which he co-created. You can listen to the audio portion of the podcast by clicking here... Continue Reading →
by Ashley Scott Meyers In this episode of the podcast I talk with screenwriter Corey Mandell about breaking into television. You can listen to the audio portion of the podcast by clicking here or through iTunes by clicking here. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzR-AK7hZSY&w=640&h=360] You can also read a transcript of this episode. Corey Mandell on IMDb Corey... Continue Reading →
A friend of the site recently introduced us to TVTropes.org, a community forum that has compiled a gigantic list of basically every trope you could possibly think of. Despite the name, the database is not limited to television tropes. A trope is a common or overused theme or device. Another word for it might be... Continue Reading →