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 Alexander Robb

When Do Screenwriters Know It’s Time For Representation?

When Do Screenwriters Know It’s Time For Representation?

Literary Manager and producer Alexander Robb from Insignia Entertainment discusses the convoluted path of screenwriters getting a manager.  He tells Creative Screenwriting Magazine when screenwriters need representation and how it happens. I’m gonna take this from another angle. Some folks out there have a misconception of Hollywood as a place where you can have overnight success. Sometimes […]

 Katie Porter

5 Ways To Beat Procrastination in Screenwriting

5 Ways To Beat Procrastination in Screenwriting

Come on. Screenwriters aren’t always as motivated and focused on their screenplays as they should be. Although it’s fine to take an occasional leave of absence from your keyboard, Creative Screenwriting Magazine’s Katie Porter explores how to keep the dreaded “P WORD” at bay. PROCRASTINATION. I almost drifted off just typing the word. It’s true […]

 Annie Banks

What You Should Never Ask A Screenwriter

What You Should Never Ask A Screenwriter

Is being a screenwriter a real job? One that regularly pays the bills and affords all screenwriters a luxury lifestyle? To answer the first questions. Well… if you dedicate your career to screenwriting it is. Second question… yes if you’re staffed on a TV show, no if you’re a freelance writer. Third question… We can dream. […]

 Frank Leroy

Will your script be another Hollywood casualty or does it have a chance at life beyond the page?

Will your script be another Hollywood casualty or does it have a chance at life beyond the page?

ARCHIVED ARTICLE RE-POSTED  Proof of Life The screenplay is not a completed work even after the writer types the final “FADE OUT.” For the writer’s vision to be fully realized, the script must be produced. Unlike the novel that can stand on its own, the screenplay needs financing, actors, a director and a crew to […]

 Ryan Gowland

“It feels really good to be recognized.” Winning the Nicholl Fellowship!

“It feels really good to be recognized.” Winning the Nicholl Fellowship!

Geeta Malik, one of the winners of the 2016 Nicholl Fellowship, discusses what it is like to win the award, the subversive nature of comedy, when to ask for notes, and dealing with rejection.

Geeta Malik, one of the winners of the 2016 Nicholl Fellowship, discusses what it is like to win the award, the subversive nature of comedy, when to ask for notes, and dealing with rejection.