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Breaking in with 'Break Even' – Part 3: Filming on the Ocean

If you read Part 1  and Part 2 of this series, then you know we're following CJ Walley, an optioned screenwriter who is working with a production crew on his first feature script, 'Break Even,' which was written on assignment. This is Part 3, probably onee of the most colorful pieces yet in his series, which takes us to the other side of filmmaking. It's the not-so-glamorous side.Yet with CJ's edgy sense of humor, it's a story we can all appreciate; especially if we've ever experie…

Breaking in with 'Break Even' – Part 2

If you read Part 1 of Breaking in with 'Break Even' by C Walley, then you took the first step of our next series post that follows a Stage 32 Screenwriter's Journey. We're following CJ Walley, an optioned screenwriter who is working with a production crew on his first feature script, 'Break Even,' which was written on assignment. Over the next month or so, we'll be taking you along on CJ's journey, starting with his flight from England to Los Angeles, to his experience on set, all the w…

Breaking in with 'Break Even' - Part 1

In our next series post that follows a Stage 32 Screenwriter's Journey, we're following CJ Walley, an optioned screenwriter who is working with a production crew on his first feature script, 'Break Even,' which was written on assignment. You may remember CJ for his outspoken, yet truthful posts, including this one: How This Rejected Writer Optioned a Goddamned Feature Script. Over the next month or so, we'll be taking you along on CJ's journey, starting with his flight from England to L…

How This Rejected Writer Optioned a Goddamned Feature Script

I’ve finally optioned a feature script. It’s taken six years to get to this point and it’s been tough. Really tough. How does it feel? It feels amazing. It’s a whole new level of validation. It feels like the start of something rather than living in purgatory. But I don’t want to make this about myself. I know many of you are finding it tough too, so I wanted to put something together explaining how I think I got here, and what really matters when it comes …

Writing Women As A Man

Today we welcome back guest blogger and screenwriter, CJ Walley. CJ started writing in 2012 and, over an intense two years, has had one script featured on the Amazon Studios Consideration Slate, two features spotlighted on The Black List, and a short produced by an up-and-coming director. CJ is a remarkably talented writer but, above all, he is a positive and generous spirit – a true collaborator. Day after day you’ll see CJ giving selflessly to the Stage 32 community inside…

30 Ways Writing Shorts Made Me a Better Writer

Our guest blogger today is screenwriter, CJ Walley. CJ started writing in 2012 and, over an intense two years, has had one script featured on the Amazon Studios Consideration Slate, two features spotlighted on The Black List, and a short produced by an up-and-coming director. Not bad. But while there’s no denying that CJ is a hell of a writer, it’s his personality and giving spirit that really shines through. CJ is a regular in the Stage 32 Lounge, always ready and will…

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