The Working Screenwriter Blog has posted an excellent interview with an anonymous literary agent. The insightful interview focuses on what agents are looking for in submissions, what to avoid, and how to stand out as a writer.

“Most of the scripts submitted to me are not marketable. If they were, I would be signing 10 clients a day. I’m still amazed screenwriters don’t go watch blockbuster movies and see why they worked.”

Click here to read the full interview.

Posted on September 1st, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (1)
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My Hollywood Dream, Entertainment News

Welcome to the weekly recap for the past week (8/24 through 8/31). Here is a list (by section) of some of the news that we covered, just incase you missed something.

Film News

TV News

Book News

Filmmaking Resources

Trailers (Movies, Video Games)

Reviews

Best Thing Ever

Craig Brewer the writer/director behind “Hustle & Flow” and “Black Snake Moan” has signed up with MTV New Media to create an original webseries for the Online Network.

The series, titled “$5 Cover”, is “an exploration of working-class Memphis, particularly the midtown music scene he knows intimately as a native of the city” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The episodes will be about 8 minutes long and “instead of hiring actors or building sets, Brewer is calling on his favorite musicians to play thinly veiled versions of themselves in the same haunts where such less-than-household names as Muck Sticky and Amy LaVere rose to local fame. There is no script, only improvised dialogue based on story ideas Brewer drew from his cast’s real-life exploits.” You can read more about “$5 Cover”, including how the series came to life here.

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