Sunday, February 19, 2017

#Scriptchat Transcript: Lee Jessup (@LeeZJessup) talks breaking in February 19, 2017

We had a great chat with Lee Jessup @LeeZJessup (career coach for professional & emerging screenwriters). Great tips and insights about breaking in. Moderated by @SarahAlexis4.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

#Scriptchat Transcript w/ @timschildberger of @LiveReadLA - Scene Description February 12, 2017

Tonight we talked with Tim Schildberger @timschildberger of LiveReadLA about writing effective scene descriptions and how to cut those one-line characters. Enjoy! @jeannevb

Don't forget to check out @LiveReadLA and get $5 off with promo code "scriptchat" - details here.

Read the transcript below or on the Storify site.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Tim Schildberger of LiveReadLA to Guest on February 12th

One of the best ways to test your writing is to hear it read out loud. Tim Schildberger @timschildberger started LiveReadLA @LiveReadLA to give writers a chance to have their work read during the writing process, not after a polish. The instant, live feedback by actors, special guest industry insiders (the next insider is Malcolm Spellman @MalcolmSpellman - writer/producer of EMPIRE), and audience members, help the writer have a more efficient and successful rewrite.

Sunday, February 12th at 5PM PT, Tim will guest to discuss a couple of topics most often addressed in those live reads: 
1. Efficient writing of scene descriptions
2. What to do with characters who only speak one useless line

The best way to chat is at this site that autoadds the #scriptchat hashtag. Detailed chat instructions are here.

If you're curious about LiveReadLA but don't live in Los Angeles, they are now streaming the reads online! Peek in and check it out for yourself.

If you'd like to enter for a chance to be the next script read on March 6th with industry insider guest Malcolm Spellman @MalcolmSpellman (writer/producer of the hit show EMPIRE), enter here, and put in the promo code scriptchat to get $5 off any listed option. The next submission deadline is February 17th.