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Update & Change of Start Time for 2016 Annual Public Board of Governors Meeting

Update & Change of Start Time for 2016 Annual Public Board of Governors Meeting

The 2016 Annual Public Meeting of the Board of Governors of the TV Writers Fund for the Future will take place on Saturday, December 17th, at 3:30 p.m. at the TV Writers Fund offices, 11340 W. Olympic Boulevard, Suite 242, Los Angeles, CA 90064. There will be a Holiday Pot Luck following the meeting, so plan on staying afterwards to raise a glass with your Board members and fellow beneficiaries. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.!

How to be Good in a Room with Paul Foley

How to be Good in a Room with Paul Foley

The bottom line about meetings — they’re networking opportunities that could lead to work.  When it comes to networking and job opportunities, the person on the other side of the table needs to like you.  You want them to be on your side.  No one will side with someone full of resentment, anger, egotism, or judgement.  While you may have experienced past injustices or frustrations in your career, it’s critical that you don’t take it out on the person in…

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Things That Get in the Way of Writing with David Silverman, LMFT

Things That Get in the Way of Writing with David Silverman, LMFT

As we age, major life events and mounting priorities seem to impede on our time, ability, and motivation to write.  For some, it becomes increasingly difficult to combat the self-doubt and self-criticism and to handle outside rejection.  David Silverman, LMFT began to unpack these challenges when he met our writers this weekend.  David is a decorated writer in his own right, having written for over thirty shows and created over five of his own.  Today, in his work as a…

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Creating Your Social Media Strategy With Phil Pallen

Creating Your Social Media Strategy With Phil Pallen

“Branding” and “audience engagement” can seem daunting and unfamiliar, but our resident social media guru, Phil Pallen, makes the learning curve fun and engaging.  Phil returned last week to continue to help our writers formulate their social media strategies.  Phil explained that in order to better engage in today’s marketplace, you must start looking at your website or social media platforms as an exercise in communicating who you are.  The more you can close the gap between your in-person persona…

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Phil Pallen Returns on Wednesday, August 3rd @ 7:30 p.m.

Phil Pallen Returns on Wednesday, August 3rd @ 7:30 p.m.

In anticipation of our forthcoming event with brand strategist and social media guru, Phil Pallen, we’re sharing a few helpful tips we gathered from his last visit.  Phil explained how the right personal branding and social media strategy can help you book more meetings, expand your network, and improve the chances of selling your script.  On Wednesday, he’ll continue the conversation and analyze the progress our case study participants have had refocusing their websites and online presence. Where to Start…

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“Reverse Engineering Success” Notes

“Reverse Engineering Success” Notes

Our latest “Reverse Engineering” workshop with Paul Foley provided important insight into today’s market.  Paul covered these three main themes. Nothing Starts Until You Write It New material will set you free. The more you write, the better and easier things will get. There’s a reason pioneers had 19 children. You won’t feel so precious about every project if you have a plethora of them. Write the same way if you are making a lot of money or if you…

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July Events Highlights

July Events Highlights

It’s already been a busy month of interesting events and workshops.  In case you weren’t able to attend, here are highlights from just a few of them: Virtual Pitch Fest – A Conversation with David Kohner Zuckerman Virtual Pitch Fest is a service for writers to pitch their projects to producers, networks, managers, and agents.  Through VPF, you can submit your query letter and you are guaranteed a response and comments back within 5 days of your submission.  Writers who…

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Searching For a Place to Write?

Searching For a Place to Write?

Look no further than our writers room! Beat the heat this summer and write those pages at our office.  Our writers room is a bright, quiet, and air-conditioned space dedicated solely to you and your work.  The room features 3 computers, a white board, individual desk spaces, and a large conference table — suitable for any writer’s needs. Typical hours are 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Hours will sometimes vary due to programs and events, so please confirm availability in advance by calling (323) 825-5556…

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Recent Programs: Loglines and Representation

Recent Programs: Loglines and Representation

We had a busy time last week.  Paul Foley kicked off our “Reverse Engineering Success” series of one-off events; this time focusing on the function and importance of loglines.  Veteran agent Marc Pariser stopped by for an open forum succinctly titled “How to Get Representation When You Haven’t Had a Credit in Ten Years.”  Though each event touched on different facets of the business of screenwriting, each provided helpful insights into effectively navigating and engaging with today’s market. Here are…

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