From the amazingly wonderful blog written by John August, who knows this stuff better than anybody. Wow.Alert: The following was not written by John but by Reader Mike (but it’s still informative as hell). much–discussed topic on both the blog and the podcast. Last week at the Austin Film Festival, the company made a presentation explaining how they work with screenwriters.Reader Mike attended and took notes, which he generously offered to write up.
A little bit about my background: I started out working at a production company as an intern and as a reader, kept working at writing and eventually got representation from a manager and an agent. I’ve had scripts go out and I’ve done the studio water bottle tour a couple of times, but have yet to earn a single penny as a writer.
I consider myself in that grey, ugly pool of zombie writers: Part alive, but mostly dead inside.