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 😉