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Strategies for Your Screenwriting Career with Lee Jessup (ISA Sponsored)

Posted: Jul 14, 2015 Hosted By: Max Timm Guest: Lee Jessup

There is tons of information out there about how to write a script. But when it comes to building and maintaining a screenwriting career, most writers get stumped. Do you submit to a few contests, and then go back to the writing, hoping you get lucky? Should you write in one genre or many? And once you have representation or industry interest, what can you expect and how do you manage relationships for best results?

 

While it's never easy, new writers with no previous Hollywood connections do break into the industry all the time. That's the good news. The bad news? It takes discipline, consistency, strategic effort and hard work to make it happen, then to keep up the momentum. If what they say is true, and it really does take 3 to 10 years to break into the space, what do you have to do to make sure that you work smart, produce consistently, create the right opportunities and then show up for them in the most effective way?

 

Screenwriting careers don’t happen by chance. Sure, there is always an element of luck or “in the right place, at the right time,” but without some strategic planning and ongoing concerted business building efforts, it isn’t likely that you will get there. Therefore, you can’t wait. You have to get active on behalf of your career. You must plot your success. And once you get representation or gain industry attention on the merit of a stand out script? That’s when the hard work begins and you have to deliver in every communication, in the room and on the page.

 

Join us for this free teleconference, in which we will break down strategies, answer burning questions, and devise effective next steps for your work. While there are no guarantees, there are strategic steps you can take from the early stages of your career through to maintaining and building on interest and successful relationships to make sure that your screenwriting career is given the best possible fighting chance.