You are a screenwriter. The mere thought of typing FADE IN makes you feel alive (or scares you!). And, no matter where you are at - at the grocery store, in the car, in the shower - you hear voices in your head. Wait, that sounds wrong - you hear your characters voices in your head. That's better. You can't imagine a scenario without you pouring your thoughts onto the page.
To be a working screenwriting in today's film, television and new media landscape you no longer can be just great at writing.
So, what else is there to it?
You have to know the business.
No matter if you're an emerging screenwriter or a seasoned pro you can see that the business of writing is evolving and you need to be at the forefront of it. Take it from some of the most active executives from Hollywood.
Christopher Lockhart is the story editor at WME, the world's largest talent agency and is the first line of defense when scripts are submitted to be considered by A-list talent such as Denzel Washington, Rachel McAdams, Bill Skarsgard and many more.
Richard "RB" Botto is the founder of Stage 32 and a working screenwriter and producer who's had films play at Sundance, Cannes, Raindance and many more.
Jennifer Gristanti is runs the Writers on the Verge fellowship for NBC.
Wendy West is a 2x Emmy Nominated writer from Dexter.
Amanda Toney is the managing director of Stage 32 and works with hundreds of executives worldwide and helps creatives incubate projects to pitch.
Stage 32 and Screenwriters Safari are partnering to bring you a once-in-a lifetime opportunity in South Africa where art and commerce meet to help you become not only a better writer - but a better student of the industry, which is vital in today's world. Best of all, you will work hand in hand with mentors like Christopher and RB to help get your writing where it needs to be and learn the business to put together a plan of attack to get yourself out there.