Writers Writing for Free
We were perusing the websites today and came across a posting on Nikki Finke’s blog,
(check out blogs we like) asking writers to create specific and what appears to be an extensive amount of material as part of the submission packet.
As noted it is not unusual to ask for samples specific to the show. However, the producers have a virtual laundry list of requirements. In this case, it would seem, allowing writers to actually create material without specific direction might result in finding an unexpected gem. Considering the tough economic times, the producers will get all that they ask for.
It is no secret in Hollywood that writers get little or no respect. Why? As legend has it, everybody knows the alphabet.