John August, who wrote the screenplays to Big Fish, Corpse Bride and Charlie’s Angels (among many, many others), has a great blog on which he posts everything from tricks of the trade to updates on the current Writers’ Guild strike. If you’re in the LA area and want to meet some TV and film stars, take him up on his offer to meet him on the picket lines. Sounds like he’ll even give you some career advice if you’re a screenwriter wanna be.
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