I’m humbled, honored, and excited to introduce myself, Ken Miyamoto, as ScreenCraft’s new website editor and social media manager. I’m no stranger to the excellent work ScreenCraft has done and continues to do for screenwriters worldwide. Just last year, I was the Grand Prize Winner of the ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Script Contest for my script The Enemy Within. It was an amazing experience and opened many more doors in my screenwriting career, which continues today and beyond.
My background is unique in the fact that I’ve worked on both sides of the film and television industry table as a screenwriter, and on the studio ends of things as a former studio liaison for Sony Studios, where I worked directly with incoming film and television productions, studio-based production companies (Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison, Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures, Laura Ziskin Productions, Escape Artists, etc.), studio executives, and visiting talent. I then transitioned into development as a script reader and story analyst for Sony Pictures under the late John Calley’s production wing.
I eventually focused on my own screenwriting career, leading to multiple studio meetings at Disney, Sony, Universal, Warner Brothers, and Dreamworks. I was fortunate enough to sign a deal with Lionsgate and was eventually assigned to a couple of studio writing assignments, one of which was produced as the miniseries Blackout starring Anne Heche, James Brolin, Eric La Salle, Bruce Boxleitner, etc.
I’ve also dedicated much of my time to mentoring screenwriters through speaking engagements, workshops, and as a Top Writer on the amazing question and answer site Quora, which I highly recommend to all.
My screenwriting journey continues, but I’m most excited about joining the ScreenCraft team!
We’re developing some great tools and destinations for screenwriters, starting with our Blog and Hollywood News section. You’ll be seeing daily blog updates from myself or contributors where we will cover any and all aspects of the art, craft, and business of screenwriting. You’ll also see daily updates in our Hollywood News section, covering the latest film and television news.
So please “tune in” each and every weekday for some excellent content, discussions, thoughts, ideas, tips, and helpful knowledge. Share anything you like on Facebook and Twitter. If you have any specific questions, issues, or screenwriting topics that you’d like to see covered, or if you have any general feedback, please don’t hesitate to contact me through our Contact page.
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I’m thrilled to be here. We’re all in the same boat, trying to make those dreams come true. It’s been a passion of mine to extend any and all knowledge and experience that I’ve garnered in my journey to anyone that could benefit from it. And I’ll be right by your side learning from our contributors, our contest winners, and all of the wonderful professionals that have partnered and contributed to ScreenCraft’s mission to help screenwriters and filmmakers succeed.