Spike Scarberry

Spike is a veteran of the Hollywood development landscape, having worked for an agency, a prod co, and a TV network. He enjoys long walks on the beach, candlelight dinners, and dynamic storytelling.

The Best Script I Ever Read

The Best Script I Ever Read

“We’ve been through, like, nine rounds of notes on this thing. I’m starting to feel like this idea simply isn’t gonna work, no matter how hard I try.”

# Read # Style & Substance
6 min read

Notes? Notes?! We Don't Need No Freaking Notes!!

Notes? Notes?! We Don't Need No Freaking Notes!!

You will have to make changes to your story, at some point or another, that you might not want to ... This is just how the world works, for better or worse.

# Read # Breaking In # The Business of Art
7 min read

NEVER, EVER DO THIS: Gentle Advice for Eager Writers (Part 2)

NEVER, EVER DO THIS: Gentle Advice for Eager Writers (Part 2)

Just like last time, I’ve tried to stay away from the blatantly obvious here and instead give you some under-the-radar tips.

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10 min read

The Secret to Better Writing? Prepare to be Bored.

The Secret to Better Writing? Prepare to be Bored.

There’s no magic secret to success in Hollywood as a scribe. It all comes down to the same boring, monotonous tasks that everyone knows they should do but nobody wants to.

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8 min read

Absolutely No One is Stealing Your Idea

Absolutely No One is Stealing Your Idea

Look, I’m not going to stand here and tell you that this has never happened in the history of showbusiness. But these instances get so blown out of proportion that it creates a false narrative.

# Read # The Business of Art
9 min read

NEVER, EVER DO THIS: Gentle Advice for Eager Writers

NEVER, EVER DO THIS: Gentle Advice for Eager Writers

We all have them. That little thing that most people don’t even notice, but annoys the absolute hell out of us.

# Read # Style & Substance
13 min read

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