STAYING INFORMED – One of my favorite (and little known) resources

Hey, screenwriters–

This is a Script Notes exclusive! 

If you’re an entertainment news junkie like me, you know that staying informed on industry happenings and business developments is essential to succeeding in entertainment, whether you’re a writer, director, producer, whatever.  I’m not talking about staying on top of where Lindsay Lohan hangs out or whom Russell Crowe punched.  I’m talking about real in-the-trenches news: what movies sold, what pilots were greenlit, easy-to-read industry economic analyses, etc.

And while anyone can check Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline Hollywood, etc. on a regular basis, I wanted to tell you about one of my new favorite news sources (and the best kept secret in Hollywood)…

My good friend Jen Godwin, a writer who works with Kristin of Watch with Kristin fame at E! Online, culls through Variety, the Reporter, Ad Age, etc. and sends out periodic emails (usually two or three times a day) linking to the best, most important/interesting articles on what’s happening inside Hollywood.  She’s got a great nose for what’s important, and does a phenomenal job of cutting out the crap and sending you only the most compelling, relevant articles.

Here’s the catch: she only sends her emails to a select group of people.

But because I can’t get enough of her emails (and I begged a little), she agreed to include Script Notes readers who wanted to be added to the mailing list.

So all you have to do is shoot her an email at jgodwin@eentertainment.com and tell her you read the Script Notes blog.  You’ll be added to the list– and I hope you get as much out of it as I do.

Lemme know what you think!

Chad

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