The Screenwriters Beat panel of working screenwriters are at it again with the first two episodes of Season 2! In Episode #21, the panel plays Ketchup, filling us in on what they’ve been doing during their winter break. The busy bunch have been on movies sets, networking at conferences and doing what they do best — writing! In Episode #22, the panel discusses how long you can pitch a movie idea. Is there a time limit on pitching a concept? Tune in and find out.
Cutting to the core of what makes a good story great is a gift! And it’s a gift screenwriting mentor Chris Soth shares with his menthes and anyone smart enough to pick-up his book: “Million-Dollar Screenwriting: The Mini-Movie Method” available on Amazon.
Chris also sat down with Screenwriters Beat: Strategy Sessions to dish about his first sale — the movie “Firestorm” — and some of the mistakes he made. He also has some great advice on how to write and network your script to make your first sale or your next screenplay sale.
With a total of 20 episodes, Screenwriters beat wraps up its first season on YouTube with two episodes. Check out the links below to see the shows. (They are two of our best!)
And we’ll be back in the New Year with more chats about being a working screenwriter. Until then, write on!
Ever wondered how to respond to a producer’s email or what scenes NEED to be in a genre script? Well… wonder no more.
In Screenwriters Beat Episode #17 – How Industry Pros Talk to Writers, you’ll get some insight into what to expect. And how to react. (Hint: if a producer contacts you, smile. No matter what they say, it’s a good thing. Keep building that connection.)
In Screenwriters Beat Episode #18 – Obligatory Scenes, you’ll hear some scenes that audiences expect to see. The panel also plays a crazy game of Outlining — which includes some obligatory scenes.
But we hope you watch them both!!!
As I run across them — I’m taking notes on all the shows for a detailed show description list — I will be posting some of the great quotes coming out of the Screenwriters Beat shows.
From Nicole Jones-Dion:
Friends don’t let friends read first drafts.
So true, Nicole, so true!
A big high-five to all our Subscribers on YouTube!!! You now number above 100! It’s a great number to reach, so onward to that 1,000 mark. No pressure!
Thanks for watching! We do this for you and have more shows on the way.
If you’ve missed them, we just released two new shows:
Episode #15: How to Get Work — click HERE to view.
Episode #16: Feedback vs. Coverage — click HERE to view.
Ever wondered how a Hollywood actor reads a screenplay? Wonder no more!
Veteran TV & film actor, Bruce Gray, joins a special Screenwriters Beat: Strategy Session with his insights about how to write a screenplay that wow’s actors.
Bruce Gray is a familiar face with recurring roles on TV shows like: Murder She Wrote, Medium, Tour of Duty, Falling Skies, and How I met your Mother. Plus, movies like My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Starship Trooper, Evan Almighty and Water for Elephants.
Click on this LINK to watch the show!
After a little break, Screenwriters Beat is back with two new episodes. Check them out at the links below — and happy writing!
Episode #11 – Part 1 – Pump Up Your Screenwriting Career
Hear what our working panel of screenwriters are doing between now and the end of the year to enhance their screenwriting careers. (Due to technical difficulties, this episode is in two parts.)
For Episode #11 – Part 2 CLICK HERE.
Plus, don’t miss Episode #12 – The Ins & Outs of Rewriting. Working screenwriters usually work on rewrites. And our panel shares some tips that can help with a rewrite assignment or your own spec rewrite. Follow this LINK to Ep. 12.
Our talented panel of working screenwriters have been working hard on new Screenwriters Beat episodes. We just posted Episodes 9 & 10 on YouTube. Episode #9 is about Branding yourself as a screenwriter. Should you? Check it out HERE. Episode #10 is about Genre Pitfalls. They exist and we share how to avoid some of them. Check it out HERE.