# Breaking In

How to find your footing—and keep your balance—in the arts.

Creating Micro-Content for the Win

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.

# Read # Independent # Breaking In
4 min read

Why We're Doing Our Movie as a Play and Other Lessons in Rejecting Rejection

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 ...

# Read # Breaking In # Crossover
5 min read

Welcome to Hollywood, Part 2

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.

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

Standing in a Room Naked: Being a Screenwriter Without Representation

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.

# Read # Breaking In # Independent
7 min read

Untouched Currents

Untouched Currents

Survival is tough in this town. Like following a hundred pieces of string that just fall to dust in your hands.

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10 min read

Mistakes I Made that Hurt My Writing Career & How to Avoid Them

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.

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

Publishing Part 2: A New Option and the Subtle Art of Having Fun

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.

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

Passion: The Ultimate X-Factor

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?

# Read # Breaking In # Style & Substance
6 min read

Survival Jobs: The Emerging Writer’s Dilemma

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.

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3 min read

Piece by Piece: Dan Pearlman on How "Flatbush Misdemeanors" Landed at Showtime

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.”

# Read # Interview # The Circus # Q&A # Breaking In
4 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

Should You Go to Film School? I Did.

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.

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5 min read

Don't Be a Dick

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.

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5 min read

Shut Up and Listen

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.

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5 min read

We Get There When We Get There

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.

# Read # Independent # Breaking In
6 min read
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