How Often Does A Professional Screenwriter Write? by Gary Goldstein

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How Often Does A Professional Screenwriter Write? by Gary Goldstein

 

 

Film Courage: How often do you write?

Gary Goldstein: Oh, that’s a good question! People always say “How can you be so disciplined to sit in your office and write all the time?” Well I don’t write all the time. But I always say, if I don’t write, it doesn’t happen. Not like going into an office and having a job and having specific tasks and things like that and having meetings set up for you.

Writing on a TV staff is a little different, but if you’re basically writing (whether it’s on spec) or writing on assignment and you are in your own space, you have to get the work done. You have to create and it’s your schedule. So I find when I’m on a tighter deadline, I write much more.  I write much faster.  I’m up earlier.  I’m up later.  A certain amount of adrenaline takes over where you just get it done.  If I’m not on an assignment and I’m writing something for myself or I’ve got a little time for something or I’m preparing for a meeting that is a week away instead of tomorrow. I’ll take a little more time,but basically (everyday) I’m always in work mode and I’m always working on something, writing something, putting pictures together (watch the video interview with Gary here on Youtube for more).

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Bio:

Gary Goldstein is an award winning writer for film, TV and the stage. He has written numerous films for Hallmark Channel and its sister network, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, including the comedies “The Wish List,” “Hitched for the Holidays,” “This Magic Moment” and “My Boyfriends’ Dogs,” and the first two films in the “Flower Shop Mystery” series: “Mum’s the Word” and “Snipped in the Bud,” starring Brooke Shields.

Gary’s feature film “Politics of Love,” a romantic comedy set during the 2008 U.S. Presidential election, was released in theaters August 2011. He also wrote the feature romantic comedy, “If You Only Knew,” which starred Johnathon Schaech, Alison Eastwood and James LeGros.

In addition, Gary has sold or optioned a number of original screenplays, has a string of episodic TV credits and has sold half-hour comedy pilots to both NBC and Warner Bros Television.

On the L.A. stage, Gary has been represented with the comedies “Just Men,” “Parental Discretion” and “Three Grooms and a Bride.” His family drama “Curtain Call” premiered in late 2008 at Carmel, CA’s Pacific Repertory Theatre. His newest play, the three-sisters dramedy “April, May & June,” will have its World Premiere in March 2017 at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills, as part of its 2016-17 subscription season.

Gary is also a freelance film reviewer and feature writer for the Los Angeles Times.

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