Recently-turned-pro writer Jessica Butler is blogging* about what's been working for her breaking in.
She has an amusing story about sneaking into the backstage of an awards show. And this advice to just ask for help:
When we finally met, we thanked the executive profusely for meeting with us, and surprisingly, she thanked us for contacting her. She said she's always amazed at how many simply don’t ask for help. The truth is, not that many people pick up the phone and say, “I'd like to learn something from you.” And most people are flattered when you do.Check it out.
*Hollywood University, Or: How To Get A Job In Hollywood offers practical advice for students wanting to break in to the industry. Topics include how to write an industry resume and cover letter, spec materials aspiring writers should have in their portfolio, relocation to LA and NYC, etc., along with interviews from current professionals working in the industry. It's not a "how to write a good script" blog, but rather a practical advice blog providing students with the information they need to get their first job.
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