I recently posted my script Raw Footage on The Black List.
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Saturday, March 8, 2014
In 2013 I submitted to the television writing fellowships (CBS, Disney/ ABC, NBC, Nickelodeon, and Warner Brothers) and wasn't accepted in to any of them AND "Up All Night" was cancelled so this spec no longer has much value, BUT I still love this script so in hopes that I can share it with fellow "Up All Night" fans, get critiques from fellow writers, and hey, maybe someone will like my writing and want to see more, I'm making it available to read.
I'm starting a new tab called Writing Samples and right now this is the only sample I'm putting up, but maybe I'll put some more up in the future.