# The Business of Art

A not-boring (we swear!) exploration of strategies, procedures, and how learning from other professions can support creative pursuits.

The Origin Story of Screenwriter Ian Shorr and His New Film, "Infinite"

The Origin Story of Screenwriter Ian Shorr and His New Film, "Infinite"

"If you want to get better odds of selling a spec, write a role that could change a movie star’s life." - Ian Shorr

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The Write Stuff: Taking Articles "Hollywood"

The Write Stuff: Taking Articles "Hollywood"

Just as one falling domino will topple another, before long I was taking part in all sorts of high-octane adventures ... when editors had a story idea that could get a journalist maimed or killed, I was the first scribe they pitched.

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How Not To Go Insane as an Artist

How Not To Go Insane as an Artist

As the screenwriter, as an artist in general, all I’ve come to do is trust the process. Trust that if I’m incredibly efficient, if I display range and depth ... this will win out in the end.

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What Even is Film and TV Development?

What Even is Film and TV Development?

Many facets of the Hollywood game are draped in shadow and secret. And as I see it, they really shouldn’t be.

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Taking the Reins

Taking the Reins

I had to learn to become as good a businessman as I was a wordsmith.

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To Free or Not to Free

To Free or Not to Free

Don’t go out of your way for someone who doesn’t value you.

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Publishing Part 1: Team Traditional vs Team Self-Publishing

Publishing Part 1: Team Traditional vs Team Self-Publishing

This mutually exclusive conundrum is where I found myself after finishing my first novel ...

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Writing a Professional Bio So People Care to Read Your Work

Writing a Professional Bio So People Care to Read Your Work

Nailing your professional bio, and understanding that a single bio cannot rule them all, is an invaluable skill for every aspiring writer, filmmaker, director, and beyond.

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The Power of Twitter for Screenwriters

The Power of Twitter for Screenwriters

From what I’ve experienced over the past year and some change, I believe screenwriting is a team sport.

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What You Need To Know About Writing a Limited Series

What You Need To Know About Writing a Limited Series

This is a copycat industry—if something works, you can all but guarantee someone else is going to be right on your heels with the follow-up.

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Not-Boring Legal Agreements for Film & TV Writers

Not-Boring Legal Agreements for Film & TV Writers

When your screenplay finally finds a buyer, you'll need legal advice. Ken Aguado shares insights into the legal agreements every screenwriter must know.

# Read # The Business of Art # The Collection # LA Screenwriter
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Feel Good

Feel Good

You have to find something, anything to latch onto—anything to keep you going.

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Community-Building for the Timid

Community-Building for the Timid

I couldn’t escape the thought that maybe I just didn’t have the personality to make it as a screenwriter.

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Don't Fall in Love with the Letters on the Door

Don't Fall in Love with the Letters on the Door

Once you’ve had five meetings with managers, who do you get the best vibe from? Which of them showed the most passion for your career? Who do you feel is going to work the hardest for you?

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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.

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