Networking is about building an authentic, professional community. Surround yourself with “your” people – peers, advocates, mentors. These relationships act as pillars of support, holding you up in the entertainment industry. Building connections with new and existing contacts takes your career to the next level.

This takes time! Yes, time. Throw away instant gratification. You are becoming a smart, proactive, and productive writer by building a solid career foundation.

Networking for Newbies is part of a four-week series to help you break into the industry! 

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What script should you write next? How do you choose the “right” idea? What concept shows the most promise? Committing to a new idea can be nerve-wracking. You want to write something you like but also something you can sell, use to get represented, or employ as a writing sample. This is what you need to know to pick your next project.

Choose your best story idea by using knowledge of existing trends,

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This week’s interview is with screenwriter and playwright Annah Feinberg. A jack-of-all-trades in the writing world, Annah wrote and directed the short film GRETCH & TIM, co-wrote the second season of a web series called ROGER, THE CHICKEN, and currently works in television, having script coordinated and assisted on shows like I LOVE DICK, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, FLAKED, DAMIEN and VEEP. That doesn’t even include the numerous plays she’s written as well as her newest endeavor,

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The number one way to become a screenwriter is by writing. Anyone will tell you that. But what if you are writing? What do you do with the scripts you’ve written? How do you get noticed? Are there ways to network that you haven’t done yet? Becoming a screenwriter is a process. Some people get their break right away, and with others, it takes years. That’s out of your control. What can you do right now to put yourself and your work out there?

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In this week’s interview, television writer Lauren Muir shares her experience working from industry assistant to staff writer on the CW’s THE 100. A graduate of Boston University, Lauren shares the path to her success including how she got a manager, the trials & tribulations of assistant life, and her first official episode of THE 100.

Check out season 3, episode 14, “Red Sky at Morning” written by Lauren Muir and Kira Snyder.

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