Script Reader Amanda Pendolino talks grammar, multi-tasking and reading more.
By Brianne Hogan Sure, her college degree sounds scientific – a Bachelor of Science in Television – but script reader Amanda Pendolino didn’t spend much time in the lab at school. “I’m endlessly amused that I got a Bachelor of Science in Television without taking a single science class,” Pendolino says. A native of Buffalo, […]
Brianne Hogan meets the man behind the puppet behind the pseudonym.
By Brianne Hogan. One can expect a bit of mystery from a Hollywood script reader who goes by the pseudonym Bitter Script Reader (and who sometimes goes by the name Zuul, which is, yes, fittingly inspired by the infamous gatekeeper from “Ghostbusters”). We’re not sure what companies he’s worked for the in past, or which […]
Script reader Kate Rocheleau takes you inside the script business
By Brianne Hogan. To sell a screenplay or a TV pilot, the emerging screenwriter first needs to get it past a reader, like Kate Rocheleau. She is a gatekeeper (well, one of many) who decides whether a screenwriter’s work gets passed along to the big guys who sign the checks. A true New Englander (she […]
TV writer Hollie Overton discusses breaking in, contests, and how to work “in the room”
by Brianne Hogan Hollie Overton, story editor on Lifetime’s The Client List, always loved television, but like many eventual TV writers, never really thought about writing for it. Even though she secretly wrote stories, journaled and worked on the school newspaper back in her hometown of Kingsville, Texas, Overton was convinced she was going to […]