Question by jonow b: How would I maintain being an entertainment lawyer and a screenwriter?
For a while now, I have been interested in pursing a career as an entertainment lawyer working in television and film. However, I have a passion for writing historical fiction and would love to write films on historic events. Is there anyway I can be both. Btw I’m only 15. I’m going into my sophomore year of high school in September so I have some time to think about my future plans.
Answer by joemoser1948
Yes, you have time. First, learn how you can become a lawyer, at all. Then look into the kinds of jobs you might get if you move to Los Angeles or New York, and try to find firms that have a lucrative “entertainment” practice. Write to them about your interest in handling cases with them and see what sort of training you might need to get – e.g., which law schools would be best to apply to, what specific classes might be useful, etc. You can always get into writing “on the side” after you are working.
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