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Amanda Bermudez On “Nightingale”

Amanda Bermudez is a storied screenwriter with many accolades including the ISA Top 25 Writers to Watch. Having grown up throughout the United States, Bermudez has sought to explore under-represented narratives in a variety of media. Upon...
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Moving Beyond Screenplay Structure

I have been studying, practicing, and teaching screenwriting for three decades, and the one thing I’ve learned is that young screenwriters (in experience, not age) struggle to learn the craft. What they don’t always...
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Screenwriter Jodi Levitan On “Finding Distance”

Jodi Levitan began her writing career without words, first finding success writing mime and clown routines. Those routines grew into longer stories, and those stories grew into full-length, award-winning screenplays. She spoke with Creative...
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Are You Sabotaging Your Dream of Being A Writer?

I was my own worst enemy.I had a really bad habit of sabotaging myself as a writer. Just when I saw a bit of traction in my writing, I would stop for a few days, weeks, even months once I’ve gotten more readers, more comments, more engagement...
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Erica Tachoir Talks “Scattering Jake”

Erica Tachoir is a writer, director, and actor based in Brooklyn. Her screenplay Scattering Jake was received wide screenplay contest recognition. Her short film Too Sunny FOr Santa (starring Natalia Dyer from Stranger...
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Portrait of a Promising Young Screenwriter

Don’t worry, this is not going to be another one of my venting, finger shaking, scolding blog posts. Which probably means that no one will be reading this but… what the hell. The bottom line is that for this one, no one angered me,...
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5 Ways to Get Your Screenwriting Year Off to a Great Start

I am, by nature, a planner. Calendar, task lists, goal sheets, schedules, productivity journals and life planners are all my friends, so I love taking a little time come January, both privately and with my coaching clients, to look back and learn...
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Breaking In: Representation – GETTING SIGNED

When one of my clients emerges from a meeting with a potential manager that, for all intents and purposes, seems to have gone well (good flow to the get-to-know-you conversation, interests in similar types of projects, maybe a few people in common...
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10 Ways to Write More – The Working Writers’ Edition

The below is a guest blog from working writer Greta Heinemann, producer on NCIS NEW ORLEANS, winner of the Final Draft Big Break Contest, once a CBS Mentoring Program participant, and Humanitas New Voices Prize recipient. Greta is repped by UTA and...
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The Same Answer to 11 Questions

There is one answer I give to a great number of questions I receive from developing screenwriters. Here is that answer:The script (or scripts) you are referring to was developed in the studio system, or was written by an established writer, or was...
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“Writing Is In The Rewrite” Says HBO Story Analyst Mark Chandley

Mark Chandley reads a lot of scripts – good ones – bad ones – and everything in between. As a story analyst for HBO and other organizations, as well as a writer’s assistant for A-list film and TV writer Roger Wolfson, Mark...
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Justin Kremer – Young & Hungry

Justin Kremer just moved to Los Angeles from New  York City. He recently wrote The United States Of America vs Bill Gates, which was featured on this year’s Black List. Justin also completed  The Animal feature script based on the...
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Lynn Renee Maxcy – Young & Hungry

Creative Screenwriting Magazine spoke with screenwriter Lynn Maxcy to discuss her writing journey. Lynn Renee Maxcy is a writer on the Emmy Award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu), for which she won two Writers...
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David E. Vendrell – Young & Hungry

David Vendrell features as our next writer on the Young & Hungry list. David Ernesto Vendrell is a screenwriter from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 2016, David released the viral short film, Teddy Bears are for Lovers – a horror-comedy...
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Pamela Garcia Rooney – Young & Hungry

Our next featured Young & Hungry writer Pamela García Rooney is a Mexican-American native of Laredo, Texas. She earned an MA in school counseling after receiving a BA in English from UT Austin where she...
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Jack Waz – Young & Hungry

Jack Waz is a graduate of Emerson College, Jack has worked on shows like Marvel’s New Warriors, USA’S Satisfaction, and is currently the Writers’ Assistant on Epix’s Get Shorty. His script The Biscuit made the 2018 Black...
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Lauren Minnerath – Young & Hungry

Lauren Minnerath is our next Young & Hungry screenwriter. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and raised in rural Minnesota. She is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and currently works as a Brooklyn-based...
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Allison Lee – Young & Hungry

Allison Lee is our next Young & Hungry screenwriter.She received her MFA in Film and TV Production from USC. A recipient of the Media Action Network for Asian Americans Scholarship and an Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences Grant.. Lee...
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Connie O’Donahue & Jeremy Nielsen – Young & Hungry

We have another Young & Hungry couple on our radar.Connie O’Donahue is a Sundance Episodic Story Lab Fellow currently living in Riverton, Wyoming, where she works for Wyoming PBS and radio station KCWC. Winner of the 2018 New York...
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Jeremy Michael Cohen – Young & Hungry

Our next Young & Hungry screenwriter is Jeremy Michael Cohen. His first feature film as a director, Yinz, is a microbudget feature that will be released in 2018.His 2017 script George is about Hans and Margret Rey, the authors of Curious George,...
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