Chriss Anglin Signing In

Got your attention, hey?
by Chriss Anglin

Hi TVWriter fans.  Since my very good friend Larry Brody asked me to become a contributor here, I thought it was about time I got off my ass and did so.

So, I’ll begin with a little introduction and brief bio of who I am and how I got here.

My name’s Chriss Anglin, and as much as I know it will annoy all you genius writers, I am an actor first and foremost.  About 15 years ago, I was a small town deputy sheriff in New Mexico.  When I was offered the opportunity to work undercover narcotics, I thought that taking a theater class might help me with the job.  It did, but I also got hooked on acting, being the natural ham I am.  About 12 years ago, a buddy I had done theater with, came back from LA after attempting to make in movies and talked me into his “Acting for Film” class.  It sounded fun, so I did it.  That was it.  I fell in love with making movies.

I met Larry on my first feature film “Get Goosed” and he has been a great friend and mentor ever since.

Now, here I am in LA going on my 11th year.  I’ve had some really fun roles, but I’m far from making a living as an actor.  So, I started writing as another way to stay creative.  Am I good at it?  Well, that depends on who you ask.  I think I’m okay.  My friends think I’m great. Literary Agents and Studios think I suck.  C’est La Vie.

My plan in my future posts is to share with you some of my rejection letters from the studios and what I learned from them.  Hopefully this will help all of you and be cathartic for me.

Have a great day 😉


Author: chrissanglin

I was born in Hamilton, OH Nov. 19, 1964. I'm the oldest of eight children. My family moved to Farmington, NM when I was 13. I served in the U.S. Army, I was a Deputy Sheriff, where I worked three years as a patrolman and two years undercover narcotics. When I got the chance to work undercover, I thought a theater class would help me with the role play necessary to be successful in my job. I fell in love with the theater and acting. A few years later, I began studying film making and found my true calling. I love everything about film and television. I've been more successful than I ever imagined as an actor, and began writing to remain creative between acting jobs. I've written numerous feature scripts, TV pilots, sketch comedy shows and even a comic book. Everyday of my life is an adventure, and I'm enjoying the ride.

6 thoughts on “Chriss Anglin Signing In”

  1. Chriss, I’ll give you the same advice I gave my students at UCLA. Before they fired me. The trick to writing is simple. Tell an honest story honestly. Tell it from the heart, adding a touch of the mind so others can understand it. And above all, to be a writer — a good writer — you must write to TELL a story and not to SELL a story. It’s that simple. gerald sanford

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