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To be a working screenwriter, one needs to write AND sell.

Don’t F@#%ing Pitch Like This!

One Saturday I attended a fucking great series of talks sponsored by InkTip — a terrific fucking resource for screenwriters. by Trevor Mayes Why all the profanity? Because I got to listen to one of my favorite columnists — Manny Fonseca — who’s known for his foul-mouthed, yet brutally honest and insightful articles for The […]

Inspiration from a Slaughterhouse

Unmotivated. Lazy. Creatively constipated . Is this you? by Signe Olynyk After months of little progress, I tried this wondrous thing called the internet. I googled. Meat freezer. Slaughterhouse. Trapped in cooler. Words that I hoped would trigger some sort of creative anything. As I searched, I came across an abandoned, slaughterhouse near Edson, Alberta […]

Pitching In The Room

Pitching a script on paper in a query letter and actually getting ‘in the room’ with a producer or executive and pitching your project are two very different things. by Jenny Frankfurt Let’s talk about those who are lucky enough to be doing the latter. I know many people get very nervous about actually being in […]