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SCREENWRITING AS A CAREER?! ARE YOU NUTS!?

Being a creative is all I've ever wanted. Building worlds. Creating compelling characters. Having my work produced. Elation! But I learned quickly that if I wanted a career in screenwriting, I had to be more than just learning the craft. I had to approach it as a business as well. Otherwise I'm writing in a vacuum. A feature screenplay is a blueprint for film AND for the business of selling that film. It's written to be produced; to exist on screen. This means building relationships outside of other writers, understanding marketing and distribution trends, and who is buying what. The combination of these elements is why I have birthed The New Screenwriter. Craft + Business Acumen = Success!

SO, WHAT NEXT THEN?  

With The New Screenwriter, I'm combining my passion for screenwriting, story development, content development and teaching with many years of experience in 'the industry' that will act as a one-stop shop for all levels of writers. From novice with an idea scribbled on a coffee-stained napkin looking to write that first screenplay to the seasoned professional looking for high-end studio coverage services, The New Screenwriter is here navigating all stages of building, crafting and understanding the everchanging nuances of the business of screenwriting. Because you should feel confident that your work is well-crafted AND has a place to go afterwards!

                                   - Steven Douglas Craig