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If you’re an aspiring television writer, trying to get staffed this season or perhaps (like me), you’ve got an original pilot (or two) you’re shopping, understanding the business cycles can be helpful in planning and executing your strategies. Staffing and Development Calendar Staffing Timeline Feb. – May: Executives read scripts and take “staffing…(Read More)

Almost a spec a day hit the marketplace in 2010. And while both submissions and sales were down (17.6% and 15.1%, respectively), just 62 of the 360 spec scripts that made the rounds in 2010 sold. While Jason Scoggins’ covers these statistics brilliantly, consistently and in depth on his ItsOnTheGrid.com (which Sharon…(Read More)

Most of you don’t know but I lived in Japan for a year when I was 21. So, to say I am a sushi junkie is an understatement. We used to have it literally every day. I made it and packed lunches of it. And even now, just a few years later, I still…(Read More)

ABC Daytime Writing Program: Discovers and employs writers of culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds interested in Daytime programming writing. ABC Scholarship Grant Program: Scholarship grant program supports new writing, filmmaking and directing talent. For one year. Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts: is a national not-for-profit advocacy organization based in New York City…(Read More)

Writers Resources

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Holler if any of these links are dead or you have any to add. Feel free to share any experiences! AAJA (Asian American Journalists Association): Mission is to encourage Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to enter the ranks of journalism, to work for fair and accurate coverage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and to…(Read More)

Today is a sad day for Hollywood: Stephen J. Cannell, one of our most prolific and well-respected writer/producers, passed away last night in Pasadena at the age of 69 from complications from melanoma. With over 1500 television credits (including The A Team, The Rockford Files and 21 Jump Street) as well 16 published…(Read More)

If you don’t know about LA ReUseIt: you should: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LAReUseIt/ This is a Yahoo Group of about 15,000 (that continues to grow) that encourages recycling of virtually everything under the sun (furniture, computer peripherals, baby clothes, canned food, pet supplies, bikes, moving boxes – you name it!) to keep…(Read More)

My First Watercolor Sale!

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“You have created beauty on the page, something to be enjoyed. The simple curves and bends of your sunset painting are the difference between “cold facts” and “warm feelings.  I had to put my dog down last month, have recently gone through a divorce and am now providing 24/7 hospice home care for my…(Read More)

For those of you who don’t know (who don’t know me very well), I have a very fun-loving, competitive, game-playing family – filled with athletes (and plenty of competitive non-jock gamers or former football players remembering their hey days). Perhaps second only to our infamous 60+ player Turkey Day Monopoly marathon…(Read More)

Raw Assembly Done!

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Yes, I know, my blog hasn’t caught up with all my travels! Yes, I know, I need to update ya’ll on the film status! Yes, I have a TON of photos and video and all sorts of updates to post! I will as soon as my feet touch ground! Little by little, I…(Read More)