I've been in the film business way too long, both in front and behind the camera, war zones and posh homes, glossy ads and skanky locations, so what I write I know you can film, I'm probably up in amongst the top 10% of the greatest living screenwriters you haven't heard of...yet!
Let's not forget Diablo Cody and a fresh faced Shane Black when he socked us between the eyes with the Lethal Weapon franchise...
Okay, I admit I'm living on that overpopulated Planet called "Nearly" which is pretty crowded I can tell you, but I have a million ideas and a shed load of scripts and it's only a matter of time until you wonder where the hell I came from so fast...which is probably what you're thinking about Jon Spaihts who's writing the Alien prequel and loads more and hasn't had a thing done...but then you read Shadow 19 and you think...can I ever be that good!
And the answer my friend is -- you have to be, and then the work begins! So to sum up I'm a writer for hire and one day soon I'll be a hired writer, until then, as someone once said...a professional writer is just an amateur who never gave up!