‘They get tired of reading The Simpsons and Everybody Loves Raymond. The thing is now they love reading feature scripts in television because it tells you if can write characters and story, and also they’re probably bored out of their minds…’
Screenwriter Bob Nelson got a job in TV by writing a spec script for a feature film – that was made 7 years later as a little $2 million project directed by Alexander Payne. Nebraska (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1821549/).
If you’re wondering how to get a foot in the door of Hollywood, either in TV or film, you could do a lot worse than half an hour with Bob Nelson.