Posts tagged ‘Justin Marks’

May 16, 2013

Real Life as a Screenwriter

Justin Marks, a working writer in LA, has written an insightful article for The Hollywood Reporter on what it’s like to be a screenwriter working in Hollywood without Shane Black or Charlie Kaufman’s reputation. His words are a biting reality check, but also an inspiring reminder of why we do what we do. Here’s a snippet:

Here’s a day in the life of a writer that you don’t always get to hear about.

It was 5 p.m., and I was playing Call of Duty. Why? Because I wanted to. The phone rang; it was a producer with whom I’d just spent the past two years laboring over a cable pilot, a time-travelly science fiction thing. We’d delivered the final cut to the network, and we were awaiting The Call — the one where you hear that your show, which tested well, is being picked up, that your life is about to change.

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