Description: www.wannabepride.com allows Wannabe actors, writers, musicians,comics, and other artists to share their rejection and victory stories with
other Wannabes in a judgment-free zone.
WESTMINSTER, MD, March 17, 2010 – Silverscreen Writing, a
sole-proprietorship copywriting and scriptwriting company, is launching
www.wannabepride.com – a virtual support group where Wannabe actors,writers, musicians, and other artists can share their stories and vent their
frustrations as they struggle for success. The website is being launched by
Linda Fausnet, owner of Silverscreen Writing and a 15-year veteran of the
Wannabe life. The site features a forum for Wannabes all over the world to
share their most painful rejections and most glorious triumphs. There are
innumerable ‘how-to’ websites offering tips and advice on how to break into
show business. Wannabepride offers what no other website does; a place to
swap war stories and experiences Wannabes face on the difficult and
uncertain struggle for success in often harsh and unforgiving fields of
Not everyone can be a Wannabe.
Wannabes do everything that everyone else does and then they keep going.
They work a day job, clean the house, get the groceries, cook the meals, pay
the bills, and do the yardwork. Then, instead of whining that they “don’t
have time” to pursue their dreams, they go to work on them instead. Even
though there are hundreds of thousands of Wannabes out there, it is easy for
them to feel alone.
More than 50,000 screenplays are registered with the Writer’s Guild of
America each year. Thousands of hopefuls attend American Idol (AI) auditions
in each city where AI offers open calls. Thousands of would-be stand-up
comics attend open mic nights each year. Hundreds of thousands of aspiring
actors flock to New York and Los Angeles annually. There are an awful lot of
Wannabes out there. Many of them aren’t going to make it. Even those who do
get their “big break” will work long and hard for many years before finding
any form of success. To the outside world, Wannabes are losers who aren’t
good enough to “make it” yet.
www.wannabepride.com is designed to encourage Wannabes to be proud of theirwork now; not just when they get the big part, ink the lucrative book
contract, or land the record deal.
In addition to the website, Ms. Fausnet is also currently writing a
nonfiction book in support of Wannabes entitled WANNABE PRIDE: A SHOUT-OUT
TO ALL THE UNDISCOVERED ACTORS, WRITERS, MUSICIANS, AND OTHER ARTISTS. The
book will include her own experiences as a Wannabe screenwriter, as well as
featuring many of the responses that are posted on the website.
About Silverscreen Writing (SW) – SW is a sole proprietorship owned and
operated by writer Linda Fausnet. The company offers copywriting services,
including brochures, flyers, newsletters, and web content, as well as video
scriptwriting services. Ms. Fausnet’s scripted instructional video, Bridging
the Gap, won a Television, Internet, and Video Association of Washington,
D.C. (TIVA) First Place Gold Award. The video can be viewed at
www.silverscreenwriting.net. She has written more than ten screenplays. Herfamily film script, entitled The Hole in the Wall, was optioned by Mega
Films, Inc. Los Angeles. Her screenplay, Rain on the Water, is in the
process of being optioned by Runaway Productions. Her comedy screenplay,
Queen Henry, was a Finalist in the 2007 Progress Writers Competition.