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 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 […]

 Jim

The ‘Loh’ Down On How Screenwriter Elaine Loh Navigated Her First TV Writers’ Room On “Gossip Girl”

The ‘Loh’ Down On How Screenwriter Elaine Loh Navigated Her First TV Writers’ Room On “Gossip Girl”

Last year we interviewed ISA Development Slate and award-winning screenwriter Elaine Loh about her TV pilot Stringer. She was also an HBO Writing Fellow which led her to a coveted spot in the Gossip Girl writers’ room. Creative Screenwriting Magazine caught up on all the gossip with Elaine to describe her experiences and what they […]

 Jim

So You’re Dating A Screenwriter

So You’re Dating A Screenwriter

Screenwriter (skrēn′rī″tər) – A writer of screenplays based on the constant observation, analysis, and expression of the human condition told as entertaining and intriguing stories. Dating a screenwriter is a solemn undertaking for the non-writing partner. For most, it will prove to be a rewarding experience after you get past the cultural schisms in a […]