The Profession

The Profession

A professional writer is recognized by the Writers Guild of America, the primary labor organization in the entertainment business, as being entitled to certain payment, benefits and credit guidelines. But before you can join the guild your work must attract industry executives and producers who want to hire you.

Rewriting is Where the Work Is

Considering how few spec feature films or pilots are bought or produced, most scripts are potential writing samples. The likelihood of newer writers selling or optioning early scripts is reduced by lack of conceptual vetting due to inexperience, incomplete ideation, lack of understanding of structure and a cursory approach to rewriting.

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