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 Jim

4 Ways To A Better TV Writers’ Room

4 Ways To A Better TV Writers’ Room

Creative Screenwriting Magazine has interviewed many television showrunners and they all agree that every TV writers’ room is different – from the size, the hierarchy, and the group dynamics. However, some rooms are more successful than others. This article takes a look at some of the key components that the more functional rooms have.   […]

 Barbara Seymour Giordano

Telling Your Story In A One Minute Pitch

Telling Your Story In A One Minute Pitch

As screenwriting consultant and author Robert McKee once said, “If the story you’re telling, is the story you’re telling, you’re in deep sh*t.” What McKee means is, if your story is just a series of occurrences or a set of strung together facts, then the odds are high that your tale isn’t audience worthy.  The […]

 Corey Mandell

What You Need To Be Writing Right Now

What You Need To Be Writing Right Now

Even during a pandemic, I’m still getting daily calls and emails from execs and producers asking if any of my students have a new TV pilot spec  script they should be reading. Since Amazon and Netflix are committed to spending billions on new content, and everyone else scrambling to keep up, the demand for fresh […]

 Jim

How Screenwriters Can Achieve Screenwriting Zen

How Screenwriters Can Achieve Screenwriting Zen

Few people understand the life of a screenwriter – sometimes not even screenwriters themselves. Like all artists, writers need to define what constitutes a creative life. What is work? Is reading a book unrelated to your current project considered work? Is feeding the ducks at the park work? What about taking a nap? All of […]

 Jim

The Psychology Of Creativity For Screenwriters

The Psychology Of Creativity For Screenwriters

Screenwriters, and all creatives for that matter, frequently grapple with the constant and tiring task of – creating. We have all suffered from writers’ block, a lack of inspiration and motivation, or a paucity of good ideas at some point in our careers. Self-flagellation and self-doubt don’t help. They cause stress and anxiety which stifle […]

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