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Podcast - Behind the Scenes as a TV Writer in Hollywood with Ester Lou Weithers

On this episode we introduce the Cool Careers chat and hear from Ester Lou Weithers a Television Writer in Hollywood who quit her desk job at MTV Networks in New York, to pursue television writing in Los Angeles. Ester shares what it was like navigating unemployment and low funds while on her journey to become a professional writer. She shares the times where she had to have pep talks with herself in order to keep chasing her dream, which ultimately resulted in her writing for several noteworthy TV shows including the Lee Daniels' produced series STAR on FOX. Ester went from a Production Assistant in the Writer’s Room to a Writer in the Writer’s Room and she’s sharing what the day-to-day of a network television writer looks like from pre to post-production.

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What we’re talking about:

  • The behind the scenes rundown on writing for a network TV show

  • The transition from New York to LA as a writer hopeful

  • The process of learning to write for the screen

  • Early days of her writing career in LA, the struggle

  • Navigating unemployment for 8 months

  • Going from a Production Assistant in the Writer’s Room to a Writer in the Writer’s Room

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