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 Jim

What Screenwriters Should Look For In A Mentor

What Screenwriters Should Look For In A Mentor

Very few screenwriters became successful on their own. Many sought the guidance and tutelage of more experienced working writers (mentors) to help them get their foot on the rung of the career ladder at some level. There are many reasons screenwriters seek out a mentor. They could range from actionable career advice to moral support. […]

 Jim

5 Ways Screenwriters Can Be More Productive

5 Ways Screenwriters Can Be More Productive

Screenwriting productivity is notoriously difficult to define because being a screenwriter can’t always be measured by the number of pages written. Writers are known for being distracted by “research” on the internet or watching content for several hours. Some screenwriters are not only more prolific than others, but they are also more productive. Aside from […]

 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 […]