Screenwriter Marjolein Smit: “Be in the now; Being in the moment and thinking on the spot, really is a great way to find treasure”

Yitzi Weiner
Authority Magazine
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10 min readJul 12, 2019

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…Be in the now. Great things happen when you least expect it. Opportunities come by. Great people with valuable tips or fun stories. But if you are not in the now you might miss out. This is why, during my time at the Amsterdam Theatre Academy, I loved improv so much. Being in the moment and thinking on the spot, really is a great way to find treasure.

I had the pleasure to interview Marjolein Smit. Marjolein, also known as Mack, lives in Holland. She has graduated from the Amsterdam Theatre Academy as an actress and theatre maker. For the last six years she has been a screenwriter.

Thank you for joining us Marjolein. Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started this career?

Well last year I decided to try another approach, to getting noticed, than entering contests or pitching. I decided to go look for a person online, who already had a foot between “Hollywood’s door”. Preferably a big foot attached to a nice…

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Yitzi Weiner
Authority Magazine

A “Positive” Influencer, Founder & Editor of Authority Magazine, CEO of Thought Leader Incubator