“Young writers seem to forget that people in the industry are desperate for good material. The business isn’t constructed to keep you out of it, but to bring you into it. More than ever now, there are so many contests and agents and producers. It’s a world that’s so desperate for good writers. So if you can build it, they’ll be there. If you write something great, and you know somebody who is even peripherally involved in the industry, like the assistant director’s brother-in-law’s niece, it’ll find its way to someone. It may not get green-lit and turned into a blockbuster immediately, but it’ll get read, and if it’s really good, it’ll start your career.”
Having a good idea, and turning it into a screenplay is a battle in itself. The next part, getting it noticed and selling it are another beast. If you believe in yourself and your work, then you can find a way to get it made. If you have a great story, people want to see it. I don’t believe in luck when it comes to opportunities. If you want something, then prepare for the moment. Look for the moment. And when it comes your way, be ready for it.