As seen at NY Law School!

I’ve never met a lawyer who didn’t have dozens of great stories. A legal practice deals with human nature at its best and worst and involves situations of tremendous conflict. Human conflict is the bedrock of all great films, television shows and novels.

Personal and professional experience has enabled a whole host of lawyers to establish rewarding writing careers in the entertainment business. You have the stories. You have writing skills. You just need to take what you already know and apply it to a new form.

Expand your existing writing skills into a fascinating new area. Whether you are developing an idea and story for a novel, screenplay, or television pilot, this course is for you. It’s filled with practical story, plot, theme and character information that can save you endless cycles of frustration, difficulty, and story dead-ends.

A legal background is a great platform to launch a writing career. I worked as a lawyer before I transitioned to television and film (See my Bio).

Ron Bass, practiced entertainment law before penning box office hits My Best Friend’s Wedding and Rain Man among many many others. Novelists Scott Turow, John Grisham, Richard North Patterson, Sheldon Siegel put their legal training to use writing best-selling crime or mystery novels. David E. Kelley transitioned from a Boston law practice to writing hit television shows like Ally McBeal, Picket Fences, and The Practice. Lawyer turned science fiction writer Melinda Snodgrass wrote several Star Trek: The Next Generation scripts during her successful career.

They are just a few of the many many lawyers working in Hollywood or claiming a place on the best-seller list. Are you next in line?

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