More About Me
I've been screenwriting seriously for about 10 years. Even though I was told I would never land an agent without moving to California (I'm landlocked in Missouri), I believed that my writing would speak for itself and that an agent wouldn't care where I lived as long as my work was solid. In the end, I was right! I landed professional representation in Los Angeles (more than once, in fact), and my writing has been read and praised by industry professionals.
So I'm betting you are probably wondering why I'm going this route if I have Hollywood reps, right? It's simple-- I just got a little tired of constantly revising my work for one person (my manager) before others could see it and weigh in on it, which is why Amazon Studios seems pretty much perfect for me.
Two years ago, my sample work was deemed solid enough for me to be given my first assignment. I was so excited to be writing an actual assignment... until the project was cancelled 2 days after I started my work (and they hadn't even read how cool my stuff was yet)! Bummer, huh? The experience left me just a bit burned out, and though I still desperately want to write (and believe my scripts are pretty fun), I decided I wanted to try a different route. I was toying with the idea of writing children's novels when I recently discovered Amazon Studios, which I think may officially be the coolest thing ever conceived of (with the exception of 5 dollar foot-longs at Subway).
Now I plan on uploading my work here, letting you and the good folks at Amazon take a look at what I have to offer. I'm pumped about the idea of putting whatever I want out there for people to see. There's something invigorating about sharing my work in the pure form in which it was originally envisioned. I'm excited to see what happens!