Five Steps to Successful Pitching

Five Steps to Successful Pitching

Being able to write a decent script is just half the job of a professional screenwriter. Usually after breaking in with a spec script, an agent or manager will send you on a bunch of general meetings with production companies. Sometimes these meetings are just that:...
Selling the Big Pitch with Ice Cube

Selling the Big Pitch with Ice Cube

Humbug writers Todd R Jones and Earl Richey Jones discuss pitching, persistence and the people who ask: “So what have you worked on that we can see?” Final Draft: So how did you guys get started? Were you writing since you were kids or how did that come about for you...
How I Broke In: Douglas Soesbe

How I Broke In: Douglas Soesbe

It’s been said that a new door opens into Hollywood every day, you just need to figure out how to be in front of the door that opens. There is no set path to success in the film industry. Writers break into Hollywood in countless different ways; contests, personal...
Myth of the Likeable Lead

Myth of the Likeable Lead

The one note you always get from producers is that your lead character – your protagonist – needs to be likeable. I swear, it’s as if it’s on the checklist. You have your first meeting on the script and they insist you make the protagonist more likeable....