Jason Hellerman graduated from Penn State University in Film Production & English and holds an MFA in Screenwriting & Film Theory from Boston University. Jason has worked as a Story Editor for several A-list clients and continues to do story consulting.
In 2013, his screenplay, Shovel Buddies, made the top ten of the annual Black List. Shovel Buddies was purchased and produced by AwesomenessTV and debuted at the SXSW film festival in 2016.
Outside of Hollywood, Jason has collaborated on commercials for Nintendo, Ford, Universal, and SyFy.
Jason is constantly writing and developing new ideas for companies across the globe.
There are lots of contests that can get you in the door - otherwise, you may want to try The Black List or just sending your stuff out on YouTube. Are you in LA? It's hard to get a manager outside of the industry or get in front of execs, so see what contests and websites can get you in front of the right people.
I don't think it matters unless you want software that can handle writing all three mediums. If so, try Highland out and see if you like their templates.
I believe Movie Magic has similar capabilities, but I've never had to use them.
That's awesome about the updates - Rian is a great person to model yourself after.
Good to know - I'll adjust the article!
Thanks - I have a lot more of these coming. Let me know if there's something about screenwriting you'd like to learn more about.