This time it’s personal.
In a belated introduction, I discuss my years working in (and out of) the Hollywood studio system as a screenwriter for Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment and Walt Disney Television. I share many observations about making it in the film industry – and about making important life choices.
- My #1 secret to writing a successful screenplay.
- How fate brought me to Hollywood.
- Meeting my heroes – Steven Spielberg, Frank Darabont, and many others.
- Schmoozing at Hollywood parties.
- What agents, managers, and producers want.
- What agents and managers are good for – and what they’re not.
- Yes, it is “who you know” – but what does that mean, exactly?
- Why you’ll never hear “no” in Hollywood.
- Why so few scripts from unknown writers get made.
- How I finally got produced.
- Breaking out of Hollywood.
- David Koepp (my screenwriting mentor)
- Hal Lieberman (my executive mentor)
- Chesterfield Screenwriting Fellowship (defunct)
- Honey I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show on IMDB
- Ed Naha on Facebook (friend him – you will be entertained)