Need an entertainment industry job in Los Angeles? There are a couple of reasons you might turn to a temp agency. Let’s say you’re a budding writer, and you’ve chosen to work in the industry as an assistant to gain knowledge, experience, and connections. Maybe you’re in between jobs in LA, on hiatus, or starting out and can’t seem to land the position you want. A temp agency that focuses on entertainment industry staffing can keep you afloat financially and just might land you your next gig.

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You Don’t Need a Sabbatical to Write Your Screenplay: Busting 5 Myths that Stand in the Way of Writing Your Script

Guest Post by Michelle Vandepol

I facilitate workshops on writing and publishing for university, non-profit, and community groups. I often hear people express excitement about both their idea’s potential as well as a day off in the future when they have more time and energy to get to their dream project.

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What does the screenwriter in your life really want? Probably a two million dollar script sale. Not in your budget? No worries! I’ve got your back. If you’re looking for more than a Starbucks gift card (which I’m not opposed to in the least), mix it up by checking out these gifts for screenwriters. Covering a wide range of writerly needs, we’ll go over everything from planners, pens, and journals to the best software, subscriptions,

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Need a new idea? Trying to figure out what to write next? Take a breather and let someone else give you a little motivation. Prompts tend to be ideal for writing exercises and can even help you come up with a new idea for your next script. These screenwriting prompt resources are solid starting points.

Take a line of dialogue, a character description, a scenario, or a concept from a prompt and put your own personal spin on it.

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Do you need a screenwriting degree to be successful? The short answer is no. You do not need to go to school for screenwriting in order to become a working writer. A degree in something, anything, generally helps you get a job in Hollywood because a college degree is a base-level hiring requirement for a lot of companies, but that’s a whole other can of worms. Bottom line is that you have a lot of options if you want to be a screenwriter,

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