How should I approach screenwriting? April 19, 8: I have the idea that I can write a few good scripts screenplays and if they make the grade, find an agent and make some side money.
Films that are using your scripts. How do you do that? Here's what I recommend: Write as many screenplays as you can. My average has been six scripts a year.
Look for every opportunity to get your screenplays read. Do as many free queries as you can. But know that many of those will remain unanswered. If you have to pay to play, then save your schekels, and use Pitchfest, Happy Writers, Inktip. And, though I'm not a fan, some people have had success with Blacklist.
But paying for reviews at 75 bucks a pop can add up fast and still doesn't get your material in front of a producer. At least with the other services, you're getting a shot at an industry type.
Just make sure you research who your pitching and determine if your material will be a good fit. Pay for premium IMDb and contact people with information available at their website. Be prepared to challenge yourself and exit your comfort zone. That means if you only write horror and someone wants to pay you to write a sci-fi script, then take the gig and challenge yourself to do your best work writing sci-fi.
Look for projects where the competition might be thin. I've had decent success doing this.
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Austin also allows entrants in the category of Comedy whereas Nicholl puts all scripts head to head.