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!!!
We’ve just put up a new episode of Screenwriters Beat, where working screenwriters chat about the biz. Episode 5’s main topic is Writing Partners. Do you need one? And, heck, why not?
Also covered in the episode is a fun game of Show & Tell, where our screenwriters share the screenwriting books that have meant something to them along the way. And still do!
Plus, they take an audience question about writing a script with a concise or narrative style.
Hope you can catch this informative and fun episode. Click HERE! And please subscribe to our YouTube channel to alert you every time a new episode posts.
Screenwriters Beat has posted another show about our shows. A couple of members of our working screenwriter panel talk about the next two shows — which will be recorded on Thursday, July 17th. Please check out the video HERE. And join us live or on YouTube for all the shows in the Screenwriters Beat series.
We had an amazing panel of working screenwriters:
Nicole Jones-Dion writing Horror, Thrillers & SciFi
Nicole Keefler writing TV animation & breaking into supernatural SciFi
Eric Ingram writing Action & Comedy
Heidi Mastrogiovanni writing Comedy, Comedy, Comedy
and your host
Ann Kimbrough writing contained Action/Thrillers
All of our screenwriters are available for work! And Screenwriters Beat will put anyone in touch with a particular writer. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Screenwriters Beat shows are filled with insight about what it’s like to work as a screenwriter somewhere between newbie and A-List. And the show includes solid ideas about how to build a screenwriting career.
Tonight’s the night for the recording of Screenwriters Beat’s first two episodes. They will be live on YouTube (I’ll post the viewing link on Twitter) but they will be published on YouTube to check out later. (And I’ll post that link here).
Since we are doing two shows at the same time, there will be a down period between them. I’ll post a second viewing link on Twitter just before we go live for the second show.
Screenwriters Beat shows should run between 10 to 15 minutes. And they’ll be filled with working screenwriter information and all the fun that comes when you get a group of creative people together.
Hope you can join us!