About Jeanne Veillette Bowerman

Jeanne Veillette Bowerman is the Editor and Online Community Manager of Script Magazine and on Stephanie Palmer's list of "Top 10 Most Influential Screenwriting Bloggers." She is Co-Founder and moderator of the weekly Twitter screenwriters’ chat, #Scriptchat, and wrote a Tracking Board Top 25 Launch Pad Competition selected script, the narrative adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Slavery by Another Name, with its author, Douglas A. Blackmon, former senior national correspondent of The Wall Street Journal. The 10-hour limited series version of the same project was recently selected as PAGE Awards TV Drama Pilot Finalist as well as a Sundance Episodic Lab semi-finalist. Jeanne also is President of Implicit Productions and consults with writers on how to build and strengthen their online and offline networks as well as face their fears in order to succeed in writing and in personal peace - a screenwriter's therapist. Follow @jeannevb on Twitter.

Protecting Screenplays

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Writers are always worried about someone stealing their idea. There are ways of protecting screenplays that are tried and true. Learn how. Protecting Your Work: Balls of Steel: Is Our Work Safe? Balls of Steel: Writers in the Ring of … Continue reading

Pitching Advice

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The only way to get discovered by Hollywood is to pitch executives your work. I’ve pitched at countless screenwriting pitchfests and in top industry executives offices. Pitching is both exhilarating and terrifying, but a necessity. Mastering the art of the … Continue reading

Novel Writing

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With Hollywood loving intellectual property, more and more screenwriters are writing novels. Learn some tips to help navigate this completely different form of writing. Novel Writing: Balls of Steel: Challenge Yourself to Change Balls of Steel: Adapting Your Script Into … Continue reading

Networking

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Everyone tells you “it’s who you know” in Hollywood. What if you live across the globe and want a screenwriting career? Get offline and online networking tips to help you succeed, no matter where you live. Networking: Balls of Steel: … Continue reading

Motivation

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In the game of Hollywood, it’s easy to give up. I share advice and tools to keep your writing motivation up so you don’t quit! Motivation: Balls of Steel: How to Grow a Set Balls of Steel: Patience, Crazy Patience … Continue reading

Mentors

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Having a writing mentor can change the game of your screenwriting career. I’ve had some invaluable mentors. I share how I found them and successfully work with them, keeping them wanting to be my champions. Mentors: Balls of Steel: The … Continue reading

Writer Interviews

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Every career is different. There’s no better way to understand the different screenwriting career options than to hear from artists themselves on how they succeeded. Interviews: Balls of Steel: The Passion of a Huston Balls of Steel: Image of Collaboration … Continue reading

Independent Filmmaking Tips and Inteviews

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Articles full of advice on the independent filmmaking process, from crowdfunding to completion. Independent Filmmaking: Balls of Steel: Lessons on a Set Balls of Steel: The Road to Sundance Balls of Steel: Cast ‘Em Balls of Steel: Marathon Pitch via … Continue reading

First Drafts

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Writing the first draft can be scary as hell, but you need to get the clay on the table in order to sculpt it into a great story. Get tips and tricks for outlining and vomiting words on the page. … Continue reading

Screenplay Feedback Articles

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Successful writing cannot exist in a vacuum. It’s essential to get honest feedback in order to elevate your writing to a professional level. But taking notes can be daunting. Get my tips on navigating feedback and toughening up your skin. … Continue reading

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