1. Don’t Ever Be Afraid to Talk About Money With Anyone You Deal With in Hollywood
Writing isn’t just a passion for screenwriters. If it were, you’d likely be writing diaries, manuscripts, or memoirs. Screenwriting is a business. You write scripts to try to sell them to Hollywood or to use as samples to get coveted Hollywood writing assignments. It’s a business. And business deals in money. Don’t ever be ashamed or scared to ask what the compensation for that treatment, draft, or rewrite is.