Over the last few years, I have gotten myself involved and/or entangled with a variety of film and TV production companies and literary agents in an effort sell my work (mostly screenplays and a novel). The result? Nothing sold yet. However, through all the apparent near misses and dead ends, I think there are some half entertaining stories to be told. So here we are.
I guess I’ll just have to wait and see if this can be classified as career suicide or not, but that’s half the fun (which also supposes that people are actually going to read this). As I go, I may well drop in some top tips, which will mostly form the basis of a ‘How Not To’ guide. Please, on no account do what I have done – do the diametric opposite and I guarantee you might just get somewhere.
On the odd occasion, I will veer off on a wild tangent and write about anything that takes my fancy – that’s what a blog is about isn’t it? Wild, opinionated and directionless (a bit like Sonic Youth’s entire recorded output)? Random bits of white noise with the odd nugget of fun – that’ll do for me.
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You’d hardly recognize Arlo Finch overseas
3 days ago