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August 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Behind the Screen: Writing for TV Today — and Tomorrow” – Panel in LA, May 23

IWOSC presents a panel discussion: “Behind the Screen: Writing for TV Today — and Tomorrow“ Monday, May 23, 2016 7:30 p.m.  (to 9:15; networking follows the program) Veterans Memorial Building 4117 … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Six Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Project Before You Write It

How can you stop people from stealing your ideas? You can’t. How can you stop people from stealing your writing? You don’t have to. Your prose is inherently copyrighted as … Continue reading

October 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Who Are You Going to Call? Six Kinds of People Who Can Help You Write

I don’t know anyone who writes in complete isolation except during intensive drafting phases. It’s important to build a circle of helpers and there are many kinds of support available … Continue reading

October 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sample Writer’s Collaboration Agreement (New & Improved)

I recently was on a really interesting panel about collaboration at IWOSC (Independent Writers of Southern California) and some some issues came up that led me to revise my current … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Who Makes How Much in Hollywood? (via the Hollywood Reporter)

Great article in the Hollywood Reporter about salaries in film and TV from writers and directors to chefs and production jobs. Includes ranges and averages circa 2014. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hollywood-salaries-revealed-movie-stars-737321

October 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Latest Data on Self-Publishing and e-Books for Indie Authors (via AuthorEarnings.com)

Hugh Howey’s “7k Report” will blow your mind with data about the publishing market. As always, genres rules sales, but read this detailed report about market-share for indie, self-published and … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Comedy Spec Script 2014 — What is hot and what is not (via TV Calling)

TV Calling’s latest take on which comedy scripts are best to spec strategically. Read all at: http://www.tv-calling.com/comedy-spec-script-2014-what-is-hot-and-what-is-not/

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Drama Spec Script 2014 — What is hot and what is not (via TV Calling)

Excellent industry update including circa 2014… – Over-specced (shows that have passed their prime, try to avoid doing them) – Mainstream (shows that have matured enough that they have become … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

7 Things to Consider (and Discuss) if You’re Collaborating – including a Sample Letter of Agreement

I love collaborating and I’ve done it a lot. When writing partnerships are working well you get: More fun Geometric Creativity Built-in 2nd opinion When they’re not working well you … Continue reading

May 31, 2014 · 4 Comments

Some Ways to Promote, Market and Publicize Your Book (even if you have a publisher)

Promoting your own book is like trying to move sand off a beach using tweezers. You can do it, but it’s S-L-O-W. When you’re doing your own promotion, you start … Continue reading

May 18, 2014 · 4 Comments