Did I say "outline"? I recently handed in a first draft of a feature screenplay that I was hired to write by a production company that churns out about 20 films a year for Lifetime TV. I was initially given a one-page synopsis. From that synopsis I had to weave a detailed story that would fill a minimum of 95 pages. Thinking back on that one page, I couldn't conceive that I would be able to reach that page count. I had to lean really heavily on my imagination; all ideas and a
NOVEMBER 1, 2020 If you are a screenwriter, produced or not, you will know those moments… those moments when you start to question… WTF am I doing? Let the moment surface, and KEEP GOING.
It took me nearly 18 years of writing, getting notes, taking classes, entering competitions, making my own short films (producing, directing, scoring, casting, art department) before someone was willing to take a chance on me. In the last three years I’ve written six commissioned feature s