SOURCE: Aaron Wolken

May 03, 2007 08:20 ET

Screenwriter Aaron Wolken Introduces Himself to Los Angeles Film Industry Through Popular Networking Sites and Web Series

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 3, 2007 -- Like many young screenwriters who move to Los Angeles, Aaron Wolken, a 24-year-old native of Missouri, had few to no industry connections when he arrived in 2006. "I read all the books about breaking into the industry, and having lived here for a year, I found their advice disappointing. My five screenplays and two-episode pilot had been collecting dust, and I know why."

Aaron discovered that "the goal is not to break into Hollywood. It's to be invited through the front door." For that to happen, he had to know someone, and for that to happen, he had to introduce himself. "Not everyone is a distant cousin of Coppola or went to high school with Jack Black. To quote Robert De Niro in 'Meet the Parents,' I'm not in the 'circle of trust.' There's no one to vouch for my talents except me, and if I don't have the guts to do it, no one will."

From that concept, Aaron developed the web series "My First Feature" (www.myspace.com/myfirstfeature) (www.youtube.com/myfirstfeature) which follows his progression from Hollywood unknown to red carpet premier attendee. "The online format is an unrivaled tool for marketing my work to film and television's decision makers, and its social networking capabilities will allow me to enter an open dialogue with viewers from across the globe."

He commented, "It's time I showcased the results of my talent and hard work. Creativity is meant to be shared. My first script 'Dramatic Arts' is a comedy about an art gallery that needed to learn the same lesson. And let's not forget that in L.A., only the dramatic survive."

The Trailer, Episode 1, and Episode 2 are currently viewable at www.myspace.com/myfirstfeature and www.youtube.com/myfirstfeature.

About Aaron Wolken

Aaron Wolken was born in Springfield, Missouri in 1982 and raised in a rural farming community. In 2000, he left his small town of 150 to attend the Kansas City Art Institute. He then completed his studies at Chapman University in Orange, California. Since graduating, he has worked as a muralist with a respected art studio and as an editor. As a screenwriter, Aaron has completed five feature-length scripts in various genres and a two-episode comedy pilot. He currently resides in Los Angeles, and is seeking representation.

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