Staying in The Game: Surviving As A Working Screenwriter In Hollywood, A Night With Mark Sanderson
How does a screenwriter break into the film business? Is it all about who you know or is your talent enough? How much networking, hustle, and craft does it take? Once you break in, how do you survive and sustain a career over the long haul?
In this 2 hour speaker series (that will include Q&A), screenwriter Mark Sanderson (aka @scriptcat) will take us through his journey of graduating from UCLA Film School and how he balanced various odd jobs with his writing for years until he finally established a screenwriting career. It wasn’t fast, it wasn’t easy, and it wasn’t glamorous. His story shows us it’s possible to live your dreams and in this discussion Mark is going to share the particulars of how he established a screenwriting career.
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Mark has written 36 screenplays in genres ranging from comedy to drama. Early on, his spec sale, the WWII indie feature “I’ll Remember April” premiered at the Palm Springs Int. Film Festival, and has since had twenty screenplay assignments that include Lifetime Network’s “An Accidental Christmas” and “Deck the Halls,” the stylish indie noir feature “Stingers,” action-packed thrillers “USS Poseidon: Phantom Below” (aka HereTV’s “Tides of War”) and SyFy Network’s “Sea Snakes” (aka Fox’s “Silent Venom”), Lifetime Network’s highly rated thrillers “Mommy’s Little Girl,” and “A Night to Regret,” and the LMN Network premieres “Mother of All Lies,” “A Wedding to Die For,” “One Small Indiscretion,”“Hunted by My Ex,” “Family Vanished,” and the upcoming thriller “My Daughter Vanished.”
In addition to his screenwriting work, Mark is also a script doctor, screenplay consultant, and author of the book, A Screenwriter’s Journey to Success: Tips, tricks and tactics to survive as a working screenwriter in Hollywood published last year on Amazon.
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