Contests offer a way for screenwriters to gain exposure and access to the entertainment industry. No matter your day job, your proximity to Hollywood, or your connections, competitions hold the power to level the playing field. Your work has the chance to speak for itself as it’s evaluated against other entrants. All you have to do is get yourself and your script ready. Follow this step by step look into what you can do to prepare for screenwriting competition season.

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How do you get the job that everyone wants? A writers’ assistant position is one of the most coveted jobs in the industry. It’s also one of the more direct routes to writing for television. The goal for a writers’ assistant is to eventually get one of the show’s freelance episodes and hopefully staff on that show if not another one. Having the experience of working in a writers’ room gives you tremendous insight into the process of TV writing.

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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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Guest Post by Angela Silak & Cindy Kaplan, Co-Founders, Hollywood Resumes

If you’re an aspiring writer and have spent any time researching the Hollywood job market or have begun the application process, you already understand that landing a writers’ assistant position is incredibly difficult. As a result, many writers start off their careers on an agency or development desk. These jobs are a little bit easier to come by and will help you gain assistant experience,

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Check out these 8 awesome screenwriting websites for aspiring writers. The marker of a good website or blog is that it offers a ton of amazing information for free. It doesn’t hold back. A website that offers genuine insight at no cost is a site that I know I’m going to go back to again and again for help. Some of these sites also offer paid services or courses on top of that free information,

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