Sunday, April 9, 2017

#Scriptchat Transcript: Breaking into TV - Deanna Shumaker @deannashumaster writer on BLINDSPOT

Tonight we talked with Deanna Shumaker @deannashumaster writer on BLINDSPOT about breaking into TV, fellowships, working in a writers' room, and more! Enjoy! @jeannevb

Read the transcript below or on the Storify site.

Note: No #scriptchat next Sunday, April 16th, because of Passover/Easter holidays!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

#Scriptchat Transcript with Melissa London Hilfers @melissahilfers - Breaking In Outside of Hollywood March 26, 2017

Melissa London Hilfers @melissahilfers is a pro screenwriter (UNDONE, UNFIT), successfully navigating the industry from NYC, most recently signed on to adapt the popular thriller BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. Melissa shares her experience breaking into Hollywood from outside of L.A., offering invaluable advice. Enjoy!

Read the transcript below or on the Storify site.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

#Scriptchat Transcript: William C. Martell @wcmartell - Structuring Your Screenplay - March 19, 2017

We had a fun chat with William C. Martell @wcmartell (screenwriter and author of Screenwriting Blue Books). Helpful tips and insights about using the right structure for your story and structuring your screenplay to make the audience feel something.
Moderated by @SarahAlexis4.

Read the transcript below or on the Storify site. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

#Scriptchat Transcript: Lee Jessup (@LeeZJessup) talks breaking in February 19, 2017

We had a great chat with Lee Jessup @LeeZJessup (career coach for professional & emerging screenwriters). Great tips and insights about breaking in. Moderated by @SarahAlexis4.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

#Scriptchat Transcript w/ @timschildberger of @LiveReadLA - Scene Description February 12, 2017

Tonight we talked with Tim Schildberger @timschildberger of LiveReadLA about writing effective scene descriptions and how to cut those one-line characters. Enjoy! @jeannevb

Don't forget to check out @LiveReadLA and get $5 off with promo code "scriptchat" - details here.

Read the transcript below or on the Storify site.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Tim Schildberger of LiveReadLA to Guest on February 12th

One of the best ways to test your writing is to hear it read out loud. Tim Schildberger @timschildberger started LiveReadLA @LiveReadLA to give writers a chance to have their work read during the writing process, not after a polish. The instant, live feedback by actors, special guest industry insiders (the next insider is Malcolm Spellman @MalcolmSpellman - writer/producer of EMPIRE), and audience members, help the writer have a more efficient and successful rewrite.

Sunday, February 12th at 5PM PT, Tim will guest to discuss a couple of topics most often addressed in those live reads: 
1. Efficient writing of scene descriptions
2. What to do with characters who only speak one useless line

The best way to chat is at this site that autoadds the #scriptchat hashtag. Detailed chat instructions are here.

If you're curious about LiveReadLA but don't live in Los Angeles, they are now streaming the reads online! Peek in and check it out for yourself.

If you'd like to enter for a chance to be the next script read on March 6th with industry insider guest Malcolm Spellman @MalcolmSpellman (writer/producer of the hit show EMPIRE), enter here, and put in the promo code scriptchat to get $5 off any listed option. The next submission deadline is February 17th. 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sunday, January 22, 2017

#Scriptchat Transcript: Jenna Avery @JennaAvery talks designing your writing life & setting goals for the year ahead. January 22, 2017

We had a great chat with screenwriter/writing coach Jenna Avery @JennaAvery. Helpful tips and insights into designing your writing life and setting goals! Enjoy! 

Moderated by @SarahAlexis4.

Read the transcript below or on the Storify site.  

Sunday, January 15, 2017

#Scriptchat Transcript: Vincent Vittorio @2v Talks Documentary Filmmaking January 15, 2017

Curious about documentaries? We had a great chat with Vincent Vittorio @2v of Life Is My Movie Entertainment @lifeismymovie. Great tips and insights into making a doc! Enjoy! @jeannevb

Read the transcript below or on the Storify site.