Monthly Archives: May 2020

The two requirements needed to prove if they are really interested in your screenplay… — My Blank Page

It’s a new decade, I think about the real world survival tools for all screenwriters and “protection” immediately comes to mind. I’ve experienced this early when I was taking my lumps in Hollywood’s trenches, allowing myself to be taken advantage … Continue reading

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Never disrespect the value of your first draft… — My Blank Page

I remember writing my first feature-length screenplay back in film school. I had a vague idea of the structure and got lost somewhere in the barren wasteland of ACT 2 and felt like I would never reach the end. Now, … Continue reading

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Screenwriting survival tip: Never allow your screenplay to be read before it’s ready… — My Blank Page

I’m guilty. I used to do this too before I learned how damaging it can be to a screenwriter’s mind, image, and the screenplay. You finish your screenplay and you’re surging with a natural creative high that you want to … Continue reading

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The screenplay you’re writing now may not be the one, but one of many you’ll need to write… — My Blank Page

If you’re in this business for any length or time, you’ll realize it’s a numbers game at best to sell a screenplay. Consider the odds of selling a spec screenplay being the same as winning the lottery if you believe … Continue reading

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Hollywood works on its own schedule and never yours. Practice patience to survive over the long haul… — My Blank Page

One axiom you will quickly learn is that Hollywood works on its own time — never on your schedule. Even if you are doing the necessary work, it can feel like you’re banging your head against a wall that you … Continue reading

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Three tips to help on your screenwriting journey to success… — My Blank Page

Welcome! These are difficult times for sure, but we’ll get through this and hopefully come out stronger on the other side. The sun will rise tomorrow, and the hope of a new day and new positive energy. While you are … Continue reading

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Typos and format issues will destroy the image of you as a professional screenwriter… — My Blank Page

We’re all guilty of this… early on during the start of our screenwriting journey we’re too eager to unleash our latest screenplay to be read — many times by people we don’t personally know. Many writers are so excited to … Continue reading

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Friends TV Show Reunion On HBO Max Won’t Be A New Episode But Will Be On Original Apartmen — nyob.news

HBO Max head Bob Greenblatt confirms the highly-anticipated Friends special isn’t a new episode, but will take place on the original set. via Friends TV Show Reunion On HBO Max Won’t Be A New Episode But Will Be On Original Apartmen … Continue reading

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“Fame” — 40 years later — Broadside

Lincoln Center, New York City By Caitlin Kelly If you’ve never seen this movie, you’ve missed a classic! New York City practically vibrates with ambition — and schools thousands of super-talented teens at places like Juilliard, the School of American … Continue reading

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Shia LaBeouf criticized for winning ’emerging’ screenwriter prize — Canoe

Shia Labeouf has come under fire after collecting a screenwriting award intended for up-and-coming talent. The 33-year-old actor infuriated some undiscovered writers after he won the Sun Valley Film Festival’s High Scribe award late last month, according to The Wrap. … Continue reading

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