Today we have part three of our interview with screenwriter Joe Brennan.
(This interview was conducted by email and no edits were made to Joeâ€™s answers.)
Interview – part three:
SMS: Do you have a college degree? If so, what major and do you feel that it has helped your writing career in any way?
JB: 2 year degree, 6 years of college. I could not concentrate in college. If I got bored, my mind would go off somewhere else. The Bridge to Tarabithia, I can relate.
SMS: If you are not in Los Angeles – do you have any plans to move to the West Coast?
SMS: Do you have an agent/manager? If so, what steps did you take to get one and what advice can you offer to other screenwriters looking to get representation?
JB: None right now. When I finish my 4 other scripts, I will hunt them down, when I ‘m ready.
SMS: How much do you estimate that you have spent entering screenplay contests during your writing career? Do you feel that has been a worthwhile expenditure for your career? If so, why? If not, how do you wish you would have spent that money to further your career?
JB: Contests keep you motivated. I have no regrets in that area. I meet the best writers on line. Many are my friends today. They also keep me motivated. I can’t tell you how much money, but not not that much.
SMS: Have you ever paid for script coverage? If so, what place do you suggest writers consider using, i.e. where do you feel gave you the most helpful feedback?
JB: Inktip.com is an excellent sight. You will get out of it what you put in.
SMS: What steps do you plan to take to continue furthering your writing career?
JB: I do this for myself. If it makes me money, that’s a bonus. I have a day job and can’t put the 100% in needed to be that successful. I have kids to feed. Maybe when I’m older.
SMS: Is there a question(s) that you wish I had asked you? If so, what is it and what is the answer?
JB: None, but I would like to say, I am not a great writer, I think I have a great imagination. I continue to work on the writing part. Everyone has something they need to do for themselves. For me, it is telling stories, whether it is through writing, filming or both, it keeps me alive and young. It is my escape from reality. Isn’t that why we go see movies in the first place.
That concludes our interview with screenwriter Joe Brennan. Thanks to Joe for accepting our interview request and best of luck to him in his future endeavors.
If you missed the first two parts of our interview with Joe you can catch up at:
- An interview with screenwriter Joe Brennan, part one
- An interview with screenwriter Joe Brennan, part two
You can read the other interviews in our screenwriter interview series at:
- An interview with screenwriter and author Blake Snyder – part one
- An interview with screenwriter and author Blake Snyder – part two
- An interview with screenwriter and author Blake Snyder – part three
- An interview with screenwriter and author Blake Snyder – part four
- An interview with screenwriter and contest winner David Ebeltoft, part one
- An interview with screenwriter and contest winner David Ebeltoft, part two
- An interview with screenwriter and contest winner David Ebeltoft, part three