Thursday, July 4, 2013

On the Spec Script Today,

On the Spec Script Today,

For more information, visit TO SPEC OR NOT TO SPEC: NEW REALITIES MAY MEAN MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR WRITERS

Bottom-line: if you must write, write. The strongest content will have a balance of passion and strategy and there must be some time sacrificed against the instability of the market, meaning you must write knowing that there isn't so much of a guarantee as there are narrow pathways to opportunity that a good spec-script can exploit. Those of you who are inclined to hope and have reason to believe you have a raw skill should not hesitate to create a schedule for yourself, even if it is simply to have solid writing samples in the end. Should the right listener happen at your table, it's a good idea to have something in your back-pocket with some time invested. 

The article below is part of a series that acknowledges the cyclic variances of the market in terms of how originality is prioritized against franchises. Moderation is the anchor for all extremes. Regardless, non-studio financing has risen and is following in all the trends the studios have drawn away from for one reason or another. Now the specialty divisions of yester-year are also the independents of today and since they are more inclined to bring acquisitions into production, your work is more likely to be taken seriously. Nothing is stagnant, build your craft and stay aware of the market.

Let's get what we came for,
C.M. Sanchez III

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