A great way to Get The Edge is to take advantage of the opportunities offered every year by major networks, studios and even film festivals. Getting selected for one of these fellowship programs insures you will be groomed for your future career.
Several former clients have made it into one of these programs and immediately found an agent. In fact, one former writing student, Nancy Jacks, was able to parle her stint at the Warner Brothers Fellowship into a staff job. You can too!
Check the websites for application dates and requirements.
Warner Bros.: http://writersworkshop.warnerbros.com/
Sundance Screenwriters Lab: http://www.sundance.org/programs/screenwriters-lab/
The best way to Ignite Your Career is to enter a reputable contest. Here’s a list of the most respected ones.
UCLA Extension Writers’ Program: http://writers.uclaextension.edu/competitions/ucla-extension-screenplay-competition/
Academy Nicholl’s Fellowship: http:/www.oscars.org/awards/nicholl/
Page International: http://pageawards.com/
Final Draft’s Big Break: http://www.finaldraft.com/products/big-break/