Joss Whedon is a supernatural and sci-fi writer that has finally gotten his big break. With his co-writing credit in the new hit movie, The Avengers (2012), Whedon is bound for stardom and may be getting more blockbuster work in the future.
Whedon’s career has been a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde transition between film, television and then film again. He is responsible for such famous scripts as the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) and Toy Story (1994) while also working on several television shows including Buffy the Vampire Slayer: the Series (1996-2003) and Angel (1999-2004).
Again, Whedon is trying to enter into the film industry again with his first comeback film script being The Cabin in the Woods (2011) which was just released recently. With his move back into the film industry, it will be amusing to see what he has learned over the years and has to show the movie going public.
Playwrights and screenwriters can take note of Whedon’s career to see how diversifying work can often prove to help a person find writing success. If one industry pays off then it is only natural to work in that industry. But if for some reason it stops paying, then it will benefit a person’s career to try again in a different venue.