Manny Fonseca is an optioned screenwriter who graduated with a double major in Marketing and Media Studies from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, then went on get his master’s degree in screenwriting from Ohio University. He relocated to Los Angeles where he immediately got involved in the field of script development where he worked in various gatekeeping roles for two Academy Award winning producers. After a stint working for Final Draft in their marketing department he decided to pursue the reason he went to L.A. in the first place: screenwriting.
He’s dedicated himself to helping screenwriters reach the next level. His former podcast, Breakin' In! reached international infamy in the screenwriting community for its blunt honesty about how Hollywood really works. He currently has a column for scriptmag.com where he continues that bluntness. He’s working on his second book about the art of screenwriting and the business of Hollywood.
It’s not all about scripts and Hollywood though, Manny also started a site chronicling life as a full-time caregiver. At the therealmanny.com, he talks about what life is like caring for a loved one with a brain injury. His first book, BURST! What I learned When My Girlfriend's Aneurysm Popped* is currently being shopped around. The companion podcast, Diff’in Strokes can be found at diffinstrokes.com. You can follow him on Twitter: @mannyfonseca
Products by Manny Fonseca
Podcasting 101: Creating Your First Podcast
by Manny Fonseca