Making Connections and Getting Noticed in the Screenwriting Business

Screenwriting is a tough business. Per former Hollywood Development Executive Dan Watanabe, the best way to make connections and get your writing noticed is to join some networking groups or events. Your goal shouldn't be to get as many business cards as possible, he says. You need to make authentic connections where you can help others and they can help you. Watanabe says to look at it as a way to gather friends.

He also recommends having a social network outside of the entertainment industry to ground you. You need these connections and friendships to keep your writing real and relatable, and to get insights into what audiences really want.

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