I know no one will reblog, but this is a wild shot. I want Tina Fey to see this message. It would be a dream.
Hello Tina Fey,
You and Amy Poehler are an inspiration to me - as I’m a fan of 30 Rock, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Parks & Recreation. To be frank, I find both of you to be admirable models for the women’s community (and of course the men’s community as well). Both of you are intelligent women, with fierce aesthetics, with an unmatchable level of wit and humor. One day I too hope to become like you (perhaps becoming a woman would be a difficult thing to do), to achieve a level of prestige that precedes you both.
I am an aspiring screenwriter residing in New York City. My end-goal through my screenplays is to bring to light many of the social issues (through comedy/movies) – issues of gender inequality, poverty, health, depression, existentialism and international affairs to the public.
I am 21 years old - almost done with college in which I majored in Psychology & Economics. The main reason I majored in those two fields were to secure a future for my two sick ex-cancer parents and a younger sister. Right now, I’m at a very pivotal stage in my life. I want to make it as a screenwriter – it’s just that I don’t know how to go about it. I’m at a serious hump, I don’t know whether or not I should pursue what I love or compromise and make money for those I love. And it sometimes hurts to face the fact that I don’t come from much – literally. Making it in such a ‘bourgeoisie’ field where many individuals come from wealth – or even people fully accustomed to the American culture, can make one feel inadequate.
Lately I have been losing hope. It sometimes feels like those around me frequently get a break, and I’m here busting my arse and my growth just feels stagnant. I hate this, I hate that I might have to let go of my dreams and compromise.
I am sure it is hard to make it in the media world, but I don’t know how I can step into an internship – how to make some mentors in the field and to truly pursue it. It just sucks having to halt your dreams for the sake of god darn effing money. I want to ask you for some advice on how to seep through the intricate layers of the media sphere. This is what I WANT. What are some advice you can offer to someone like me? Are there any internships (coffee boy - anything, I’ll do it!) or any positions in the sphere that needs someone?
And to fathom the notion (the notion that I might fail frightens me) – a notion that dulls the residual yearning you have craved your entire life is truly the harshest thing to swallow. I need some mentorship.
With favorable regards,
Will send writing samples upon request!