Most of you have asked me in one form or another about how to get your work read in the industry. The simple answer has always been: Network. Make as many connections so that when you have work that's submission ready, it's going to get it's chance to shine. But remember that cultivating a network… Continue reading How to Get Your Script Read by Producers
Let's play a game. How many mistakes can you find in the opening page of this script: I know, you probably had to pull out your bifocals to read that but how many did you ID? Two? Four? More? How about you read this article and see just how many and more importantly, why...
Query letters, in general, have become a cliche of the cliche of Query letters. They're so far past being overdone. The stage of them decreasing to the point of almost becoming novel when received has even expired. So today people are revving back up with them thinking they're being novel or unique. In reality, they're… Continue reading Visual Mindscape: A Query Letter to Incite
And the perfect bookend to the prior article on script submission No no, oh no's... the simple things: Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation. Don't think it's just me getting peeved by scripts rife with such errors. Just about any reader has their breaking point with them. Some are forgiving for a while. Then they realize something: … Continue reading Submissions Insanity # 6: Writing Rules – The Least You Can Do
It's script review day here at CDCW! As in: Follow these rules or your script won't get reviewed by readers. Seriously, common sense dictates most of these but you'd be surprised how often these are not heeded when it comes to submission. If I had a dollar for every script I received that ran over… Continue reading Writers on the Verge: How to Succeed in Screenwriting – The DON’T List