Writers from the 2018 Screenwriters Lab share their thoughts on how they find inspiration and sustain themselves financially, emotionally, and creatively.
- Live within your means and find work to support your long-term ambitions, but always continue to write.
- Embrace the short form –– short films help develop and hone filmmaking skills, style, and approach to visual storytelling.
- Join a writers group to give and receive feedback, but make sure it’s a respectful, like-minded, creative community.
- Trust your instincts and focus on writing stories that you’re passionate about.
Beth de Araújo is a writer and director featured in Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Her feature screenplay, JOSEPHINE, participated in the 2018 Sundance Directors Lab, Screenwriters Lab and is a recipient of the SFFILM Rainin Filmmaking Grant. JOSEPHINE is being produced by RT Features (CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, THE WITCH). more...
Born in Greece, Christos Massalas is a graduate of the London Film School. His short films have received awards from around the world and have screened at international film festivals including Cannes, New Directors/New Films, Locarno, AFI Fest, Guanajuato and BFI, among others. more...