Chapter 8: Getting Hired


Getting Your First Paid Gig

If a show’s story editors like the spec scripts your agent has sent in, they will ask you to come in and pitch ideas for episodes. You don’t need to convince them you can write; they've already decided you can. You need to convince them of three things:

a. You have great stories to tell.

b. You have passion for these stories.

c. You’re going to be fun to work with.

If they don’t like your pitches, but like you, they could possibly assign you a script, but don’t count on it. You want to give them pitches they can say “yes” to.