Social Media

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Not all screenwriters live in Los Angeles. But how can a writer on the other side of the country make connections? Social media is a great way. However, there are rules of online engagement that could increase your odds of … 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

Tips for Writing and Screenwriting Conferences

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Writing conferences are expensive, so it’s important to be prepared to make the most of the events. Often, there’s an opportunity to pitch your work as well. I’ve been to countless screenwriting conferences and share the lessons I wish I … Continue reading

I am…

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When participating in panels at conferences, often times the moderator asks us to introduce ourselves. My typical response goes like this, “My name is Jeanne Veillette Bowerman, I’m a writer, co-founder of Twitter’s Scriptchat, and the Editor of Script Magazine.” … Continue reading

Amazing Retreat for Writers!

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My dear friend, and award-winning screenwriter, Jacob Krueger has found a way to nurture not only a writer’s mind but also their soul. Writing retreats… Costa Rican style! When Jacob learned my short film IMPASSE was being held hostage by … Continue reading

Voyeurism, Jerks, and Energy

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In my Panera office, I’m as much a voyeur as a writer – though I’m not sure there’s a difference. I witness everything from chattering blind dates to retired couples slurping their soup-of-the-day, not speaking at all. Occasionally I’ll see … Continue reading

From Country Girl to Film Courage: The Power of Community

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Last week, I had the honor of participating in a fun Christmas campaign by David Branin and Karen Worden of Film Courage.  They gave the gift of allowing their audience to choose the radio guest for December 26th.  This past … Continue reading

Succeed by Giving

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#PIMPtipoftheday: When you network, ask what you can do for THEM, not what they can do for you. That was today’s tip.  I sent it out and wondered what the reaction would be. Networking:  the exchange of information or services … Continue reading

Love the Invisible

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How often do you reach out to another human? On Good Friday, I was at Penn Station.  A homeless man politely approached me and asked for money.  His pitch was eloquent, heartfelt, and with wonderful eye contact.  I was marveled … Continue reading

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