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!
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.
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
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.
Academy Nicholl Fellow Anthony Grieco @SwimCharlieSwim, also co-author of Pocket Screenwriting Guide@PktScreenGD, joined the #scriptchat crew to talk contests, career advice and more... and there were cats. Enjoy!