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One year ago today I signed with my #screenwriting agent and quite a year it's been. Before then I spent ages not knowing what I was doing. Lots of people & resources helped me along the way. I still don't really know what I'm doing, but I know what helped, so now I present...
THE BIG HELPFUL #SCREENWRITING RESOURCES THREAD (particularly relevant for aspiring #screenwriters in the UK/Scotland)
(NB: this is not 'advice'. It's what I personally found to be helpful. It's also far from exhaustive. There's loads out there. Use what works, bin the rest)
Podcasts/Youtube/Newsletters
1. Scriptnotes-The granddaddy of screenwriting podcasts. Writers John August & Craig Mazin plus loads of special guests take you through every aspect of writing for film & TV. There's over 400 episodes so pace yourself scriptnotes.net/#
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Writing Myths #3 Writing Portfolios are the magic way into the industry!!
Get a portfolio said the writing panel/advice/speaker in what is the latest throwaway simple advice that instantly builds a career…. So, let’s talk about them.
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1)Portfolios are NOT magic. Simply having one doesn't get you a job. Tey are a tool to be used in chasing work and an increasing number of employers ask for them. Having one can be very useful, but just putting some bits of writing in the same place does not = instant career.
2) People tend to read your email first, then your c.v. and then portfolio. Mess up stages 1, or 2 and 3 may well not matter. Always rework your email, c.v. and portfolio for EVERY application. Focus on what matches that job/company.
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