The Screenwriter is Now an Entrepreneur

September 1, 2009
posted by sheric

Today, my friend and filmmaker Chris Jones posted a great podcast with Hollywood scriptwriter and instructor John Truby.  One of the things John noted is how the practice of the “spec” script is dying in Hollywood. A screenwriter has to think of him/herself as an entrepreneur/producer. Your best chance of finding studio work, an agent, or having your feature script turned into a studio financed film is to make a short film piece that showcases your talent. It will make you stand head and shoulders above the standard script submissions that agents receive every day and prove that you have a solid, marketable talent.

You can listen to the full podcast here.

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