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NBC on a Talent Search for Funny People with Comedy Playground

At a press conference in Pasadena, Calif., NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke announced “NBC Comedy Playground,” a talent-search initiative to find the next class of fresh comedic voices. Offering a broadcast commitment to the winners for summer 2015, NBC will invite aspiring comedy writers to pitch their ideas to a an all-star panel.

Sarah Heyward: Inside the 'Girls' Writers' Room

Years spent mastering the art of character and story pacing combined with an almost freakishly lucky break is how Sarah Heyward landed one of the most coveted writing jobs in Los Angeles. The youngest writer on HBO’s Girls besides show creator Lena Dunham, 29-year-old Heyward graduated from Harvard in 2006 then spent a year in New York as a nanny and interning at The Paris Review lit

State of the Union: Christopher Keyser

Breaking into television, film, and new media writing is undeniably a challenge, but once you’re in, standardized wages, required pension and health coverage, and residuals keep writers in business. Fighting for those benefits is the Writers Guild of America, a union that lobbies for adequate compensation for writers.

Richard Hatem: Producing 'Grimm' and 'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland'

If your spec script isn’t getting the attention it deserves, take heart. Richard Hatem spent a decade writing 25 film scripts and television episodes before selling anything.

Laugh Track: Laurie Kilmartin

Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling dominate prime time comedy, but the late night circuit is still a man’s world.

How to Land Your First TV Writing Job

A career as a writer doesn’t have to mean an entirely solitary life. Instead of sitting alone at a desk, drinking mass amounts of coffee, and scraping your mind for material, you could choose to huddle in a conference room with other writers in an effort to burst the boundaries of one human brain. And also drink mass amounts of coffee.

Trailer Park

Trailer Park is a creative marketing and content agency that caters to all areas of the entertainment industry, providing design and production services for film, television, music, game, and live entertainment companies.

Technical Writer

Working closely with the software engineers and systems engineers, technical writers are responsible for creating numerous forms of documentation; these include online help pages, user manuals, internal design specifications, and similar publications. Their primary task is to distill large amounts of technical instruction and jargon into clear, detailed documents that accurately describe the functions and components of pertinent technologies.

Entertainment Journalist

Entertainment journalists cover the news and events within the industries of film, television, music, live events, video games, and others. They dig up the stories of the latest Hollywood developments and follow the progress of next year’s major game releases, all for the anxious fans and enthusiasts who clamor for more. A great writer becomes an authority on the entertainment industry, a trusted source of information and insight.

Executive Producer (TV)

In many ways, television production departs greatly from the formula for filmmaking, as do the job functions associated with certain titles. On a television series, the executive producer may be creator and chief writer of the product. This person is the ultimate creative force and business authority behind the property, rather than just the chief financial backer or the studio’s enforcer on a film set.