Career Advice, Scriptwriting Advice, Writing Advice

Disney/ABC Writing Program Announces 2014 Participants

Today, Disney chose eight talented writers for their amazing writing fellowship program. As one of the "Big Six" apprenticeship/fellowship programs I've pointed out before, it affords up and coming writers the opportunity of entry into the cutthroat TV writing market. Disney/ABC offers one of the richest chances as they hire these writers for a year… Continue reading Disney/ABC Writing Program Announces 2014 Participants

Writing Competitions, Writing Opportunities

Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest featuring Sheldon Turner

It's time for the next cycle of The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest featuring Sheldon Turner, BAFTA Winner and Academy Award nominee for Up In The Air, and writer of X-Men: First Class, Law Abiding Citizen, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning and The Longest Yard! Here's the logline: A corrupt detective with one month left… Continue reading Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest featuring Sheldon Turner

Career Advice, Scriptwriting Advice

Secrets of the Entertainment Industry Gatekeepers

While searching through the best image to accompany this article, I came across this image of Gate 2 from Warner Brothers Studios.  It's iconic and personally symbolic.  Growing up, I used to watch Pee Wee's Big Adventure religiously and there's that famous shot of when he first approaches the Warner gates.  How magical it looked. … Continue reading Secrets of the Entertainment Industry Gatekeepers

Career Advice, Scriptwriting Advice, Writing Advice

Writer’s Edge: The Best High Concept Idea Ever

Back in 1999, I'd ironically been intent on downplaying this incredible pitch due to it not only sharing the name but also the serial killer aspect of the Alan Moore series Top 10.  And they came out right on top of each other.  Of course, Canton already swiped it up in manuscript form a year… Continue reading Writer’s Edge: The Best High Concept Idea Ever