Creating Micro-Content for the Win
Friends and people who believe in you are worth 10x more than funding—and they'll make the journey a lot more fun.
Why We're Doing Our Movie as a Play and Other Lessons in Rejecting Rejection
As the rejections racked up, we felt frustrated: How is no one seeing what we’re seeing? This is the right comedy for the right time ...
Welcome to Hollywood, Part 2
Some people get bit by a creative bug early in their lives that keeps an inner flame lit from within, and for those who share this quality, sometimes you just need to see how it all gets made.
Standing in a Room Naked: Being a Screenwriter Without Representation
My answer is a frustrating one, but it is an answer. You must give yourself agency over your work and your career. You must reach out to what’s in your means and take action: make things.
Survival is tough in this town. Like following a hundred pieces of string that just fall to dust in your hands.
Mistakes I Made that Hurt My Writing Career & How to Avoid Them
I was so focused on selling and too green to know myself that I ended up losing myself in the process.
Publishing Part 2: A New Option and the Subtle Art of Having Fun
Was there money in it? No. But there was that other thing, possibility, which over time, can end up being worth a whole lot more.
Passion: The Ultimate X-Factor
If you’re super entranced with a story, if you can’t wait to get home from your day job and work on it every single day, that’s going to come through in your writing, right?
Survival Jobs: The Emerging Writer’s Dilemma
I’m no guru, but I can share what I’ve done in hopes that it encourages and enlightens you on how to make money while fostering industry connections until you become a working screenwriter.
Piece by Piece: Dan Pearlman on How "Flatbush Misdemeanors" Landed at Showtime
“All we really have is what we make and put out. And that’s the only stuff I enjoy doing.”
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.
Should You Go to Film School? I Did.
The decision to go to school for something isn’t as straightforward as “do you want a job?” anymore.
Don't Be a Dick
The only thing your heroes all have in common is that they work really fucking hard. And it’s only through doing this work, quietly and in the background, that you can ever hope to have a respected career.
Shut Up and Listen
It’s not as easy as it may seem to take notes when you put your heart and soul into something.
We Get There When We Get There
I don’t want to be famous. I don’t want to be the next ‘so-and-so’ anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still on my grind—I still bleed this shit. But I’m just ... enjoying the ride.