So here it is, at long last. After much deliberating and planning, I’m finally jumping into the blogosphere! I’m pretty much the polar opposite of an early adopter at this point, but I decided to start blogging now for a very specific reason.
Those of you who follow me on Twitter are probably familiar with my tweet series (affectionately called “rants”) about the business side of screenwriting. I’ve worked a day job on the other side of the table for a very long time now, and I hope to continue giving writers better insight into the business that drives the industry, so that they can make more informed decisions about their own career prospects. The problem, though, has been that Twitter’s character count restriction makes it difficult to discuss complex issues like what contract clauses are important, how to best exploit your rights as a content creator, or what to look out for when someone makes you an offer.
And so I started this blog which will, for the most part, include three types of posts:
- Information about screenwriting and the entertainment industry
- Information about other writing businesses (like publishing) as applicable
- Personal anecdotes from my own journey as a creative professional
Please note that I am not an attorney or an accountant. I’m just a guy who’s been working on the business side of the industry for a long time. Nothing in this blog should be construed as formal legal and/or financial advice. I encourage you to consult a licensed professional familiar with your individual situation before making any important decisions. There’s a disclaimer at the top of the page which I’ll probably link to at various times if a topic gets particularly involved.
All of these blog posts will be categorized and searchable, so it should be relatively easy to find posts that apply to you or deal with a particular issue of concern.
As with all things, this blog will be at the mercy of other demands on my time, most notably my day job, my own writing, and personal obligations.
That said, I hope you enjoy and find this information useful!