HOW TO SELL YOUR IDEA TO HOLLYWOOD

Read them carefully if you are going to use them for submitting your ideas to me or to any legitimate entertainment industry entity. Remember that no person can legally look at your submission without an accompanying release.

Author: ROBERT KOSBERG

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781463412562

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 196

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How to find develop, pitch, and sell your ideas for films to the movie studios, from the man Sherry Lansing calls “the best idea man in Hollywood”. How to Sell Your Idea to Hollywood gets to the very heart of the script: the idea. A mere idea can land you fame, fortune and status. At the very least, it can be your way into the movie business. This book can show you just how powerful an idea can be in Hollywood. Ideas are not a dime a dozen...great ideas are one in a million. Even if you cannot write a script, you can definitely come up with an idea. Once you have an idea, you can use that idea as leverage to get yourself into the movie game. If your main goal is to be a screenwriter, you still need to start with a good idea, which can help you make a deal to write your script for a studio (or you might choose to just sell your idea or your story). Successful producer Robert Kosberg has never met anyone who didn’t have an idea. And this book will help you to learn how to find ideas, create ideas and pitch them to the right people. You’ll also learn what a high concept idea is and most importantly, how to get your ideas to the right people. Remember...you control the rights to your own ideas and that’s why ideas are so powerful. How to Sell Your Idea to Hollywood encourages people at all levels who are attempting to get their break in the business. It has everything you need to know to sell your ideas to the movies. If you never thought you had something to offer the movie business...you do!

Pitching Hollywood

Producers Jonathan Koch (""Beyond the Glory"") and Robert Kosberg (Deep Blue Sea) are known as the ""Kings of Pitch.

Author: Jonathan Koch

Publisher: Linden Publishing

ISBN: 9781610350952

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 167

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Two successful movie and TV producers provide the reader with the tools needed to create, develop, and sell ideas to Hollywood. Producers Jonathan Koch (""Beyond the Glory"") and Robert Kosberg (Deep Blue Sea) are known as the ""Kings of Pitch."" They currently have more than a dozen projects in development at major studios, including projects with Josh Lucas, Tobey Maguire, and Katherine Heigl.

Opening the Doors to Hollywood

Opening the Doors to Hollywood has all the information you'll ever need in order to tap into the $500 million spent yearly in Hollywood on acquiring and developing projects.

Author: Carlos De Abreu

Publisher: Potter Style

ISBN: 9780307558848

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

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Finally! A step-by-step guide to the keys that unlock the doors to Hollywood. Opening the Doors to Hollywood has all the information you'll ever need in order to tap into the $500 million spent yearly in Hollywood on acquiring and developing projects. Discover how to: Find a story Rewrite it Option it Package it Pitch it Write it Sell it to film and television companies Complete with a reference section that includes guilds/unions, libraries, sample contracts, seminars and workshops, trade publications, and writers' organizations, Opening the Doors to Hollywood is invaluable to any writer.

How To Pitch A Movie Idea To Hollywood

What this book offers instead is nearly thirty years of observation of how things happen in show business, the business of entertainment (better known around the world as Hollywood).

Author: Jamar Stuhlsatz

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798510036404

Category:

Page: 86

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The book will help you figure out how to get your story told on big screens or small. Through the experience of the author, you will be guided step by steb what to do and what not to do to get your story ready to be made into a movie. It's not going to give you rules and regulations, because they simply don't exist today. Any rule that could be promulgated has and will be broken. What this book offers instead is nearly thirty years of observation of how things happen in show business, the business of entertainment (better known around the world as Hollywood). The author's experience ranges from writing to managing writers to producing their movies for television and theaters. He's seen the Hollywood story market from nearly every angle, including legal and business affairs.

Writing for Money in Mental Health

Corporate scriptwriting: A professional guide. New York: Focal Press. Froug, W. (1993). The screenwriter looks at the screenwriter. New York: SilmanJames Press. Kosberg, R. (1991). How to sell your ideas to Hollywood.

Author: William Winston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000525700

Category: Medical

Page: 306

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Offering a simple-to-follow roadmap for scholars, practitioners, and journalists seeking payable markets for their works, Writing for Money in Mental Health is your authoritative guide to the inner circle of writing for dollars on mental health topics. For psychiatrists; psychologists; occupational, physical, and vocational therapists; allied health practitioners; and journalists specializing in mental health topics, this book guides you through the obstacles of choosing topics, locating suitable placements, meeting submission criteria, and facing the fear of rejection. The book's focus on how to write stimulating articles and book proposals, translate technical jargon into plain English, and stay up to date with insider tips will help you supplement your paycheck in a time of shrinking referrals, clients, and opportunities for income. As the first complete handbook for aspiring professionals seeking consumer and commercial outlets for their writing, Writing for Money in Mental Health describes proven strategies for low and high profit results in scripting mental health ideas without painstaking effort. You'll use this handy guide to discover: how to write for money instead of pure scholarship how to alter your style for the consumable public market new markets in multimedia typically overlooked in mental health writing nontraditional paths to publication how easy writing for the public can be--especially for money Along with inspirational instruction and invaluable trade secrets at the heart of manuscripts sales, each chapter provides you with a detailed list of resources. These annotated entries, culled from questionnaires returned from editors, publishers, and other media personnel, list key editorial data on magazines, book publishers, and other multimedia purchasers open to submissions in the mental health field whose products are for tabloid or mass appeal.

The Feature Film Distribution Deal

A Critical Analysis of the Single Most Important Film Industry Agreement John W. Cones. Houghton , Buck . What a Producer Does : The ... Naked Hollywood : Money and Power in The Movies Today . ... How to Sell Your Idea to Hollywood .

Author: John W. Cones

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809320827

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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John W. Cones, whose real goal is to stimulate a long-term film industry reform movement, shows how the financial control of the film industry in the hands of the major studios and distributors actually translates into creative control of the industry. Cones discusses the pros and cons of the debate relating to the industry's so-called net profit problem and the way in which the distribution deal plays an integral part in that problem. He then breaks down five major film finance/distribution scenarios, explaining various distribution deals and suggesting ways of negotiating distribution. Critically examining the specific terms of the distribution deal itself, Cones covers gross receipts exclusions, distributor fees, and distribution expenses. He also investigates the various forms of interest, issues of production costs, matters of creative control, and general contractual provisions. For handy reference, Cones includes an extensive checklist for negotiating any feature film distribution deal. The list deals with distribution fees, distribution expenses, interest, production costs, creative control issues, general contractual provisions, distributor commitments, and the limits of negotiating. His nine appendixes present a "Motion Picture Industry Overview," "Profit Participation Audit Firms," "ADI (Top 50) Market Rankings," an "AFMA Member List, 1992?1993," a "Production-Financing/Distribution Agreement," a "Negative Pickup Distribution Agreement," a "Distribution Rights Acquisition Agreement," a "Distribution Agreement (Rent-a-Distributor Deal)," and a "Foreign Distribution Agreement." Cones wrote this book for independent producers, executive and associate producers and their representatives, directors, actors, screenwriters, members of talent guilds, distributors, and entertainment, antitrust, and securities attorneys. Securities issuers and dealers, investment bankers, and money finders, investors, and financiers of every sort also will be interested. In addition, Cones suggests and hopes that the book will interest "Congress, their research staff, government regulators at the Internal Revenue Service, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and law enforcement officials such as the Los Angeles District Attorney and the U.S. Justice Department."

The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook

The technique I have found is to present someone with two ideas and they will tell you which one they prefer . ... I think people still write a film and say oh , this won't sell in Hollywood , I must put it through some sort of machine ...

Author: Chris Jones

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 082647988X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 768

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This third edition of the UK's best-selling filmmaker's bible, builds upon the most successful features of the previous books. Including illustrations, diagrams, and box-outs, this book comes with a DVD, packed with further interviews with filmmakers, as well as theatrical trailers.

Public Speaking Super Powers

Unleash Your Inner Speaking Superhero and Communicate Your Message with Confidence Carma Spence ... Here are three books that can get you started: How to Sell Your Idea to Hollywood by Robert Kosberg: CarmaRecommends.com/sellhollywood ...

Author: Carma Spence

Publisher: Author Academy Elite

ISBN: 9781640853348

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

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IF PUBLIC SPEAKERS WERE SUPERHEROES, WHAT WOULD THEIR SUPERPOWERS BE? AND, COULD YOU DEVELOP THOSE SUPERPOWERS YOURSELF? Author Carma Spence asked these questions of dozens and dozens of speakers and discovered the answer was, "Yes!" Three out of every four people suffer from speech anxiety, and research suggests that people who don’t confront and overcome that fear are less successful in their careers and lives. However, people often look at successful speakers as superheroes with superpowers they, as mere mortals, could never possess. Drawing from extensive research and interviews with business and professional speakers, Public Speaking Super Powers will show you how to: How to overcome the fear of speaking Develop the skills needed to be a success on the stage, such as storytelling and humor Master techniques like a superhero speaker, such as audience engagement, and using your voice, body language and eye contact effectively and much more... There is even a bonus chapter on the business of speaking. Unleash your inner Public Speaking Superhero and communicate your message with confidence starting today!

Dictionary of Film Finance and Distribution

Hill, Geoffrey, Illuminating Shadows: The Mythic Power of Film, Shambhala, 1992. Holsinger, Ralph L., Media Law, ... Kosberg, Robert, How to Sell Your Idea to Hollywood, HarperC ollins, 1991. Kotkin, joel, Trib eseeH ow Race, ...

Author: John W. Cones

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 9780875869957

Category: Art

Page: 427

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This dictionary is an aid to anyone involved in seeking to finance a feature film project, especially independents. It covers terms used in film production and distribution, marketing, accounting, insurance, securities, corporate structures and general financial arenas. All of the principal forms of feature film finance are covered, including studio/distributors, production companies, lending institutions, co-financing, pre-sales, grants, foreign and passive investor financing involving the sale of a security.

Extraordinary Jobs in Entertainment

Opening the Doors to Hollywood: How to Sell Your Idea, Story, Screenplay, Manuscript. New York: Three Rivers Press, 1997. Atchity, Kenneth, and Chi-Li Wong. Writing Treatments That Sell: How to Create and Market Your Story Ideas to the ...

Author: Alecia T. Devantier

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438111728

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 177

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Ever wonder who wrangles the animals during a movie shoot? What it takes to be a brewmaster? How that play-by-play announcer got his job? What it is like to be a secret shopper? The new.

Lights Camera Action

Opening the Doors to Hollywood: How to Sell Your Idea, Story, Screenplay, Manuscript (New York: Three Rivers Press, 1995). • Atchity, Kenneth, and Chi-Li Wong. Writing Treatments That Sell: How to Create and Market Your Story Ideas to ...

Author: Gregory G. Sarno

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595360574

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 452

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Action, action, yet more action. No action film worthy of genre would be caught dead without its fair share of red-hot lead and no-holds-barred fisticuffs, high-octane pursuits and gravity-defying gymnastics. Then again, nonstop action soon wears thin absent a rooting interest in Last Man Standing First Woman to Cross Finish Line. Rooting interest inheres not in overt action, no matter how artfully choreographed or breathtakingly executed. Rather, rooting interest comes from empathy for the protagonist and, more precisely, from the dramatic action embodied by the protagonist's struggle to accomplish a worthy goal opposed by a formidable foe. Action is a double-edged blade, overt action being a necessary but insufficient condition to sustain viewer interest, which soars and ebbs to extent that dramatic action intersects with-injects meaningfulness into-gunplay and fistfest, acrobatics and pyrotechnics. Lights! Camera! Action! spotlights the essential elements of action comedy, action romance, and action adventure. It underscores the crucial distinction between overt and dramatic action, which a screenwriter must weave together in order for an action script to hum and shimmer, pulsate and zing.

Guide to Literary Agents 96

The Pitching Workshop ” teaches you how to sell your scripts , your ideas , and yourself . ... HOW TO SELL YOUR IDEA TO HOLLYWOOD , by Robert Kosberg with Mim Eichler , published by HarperCollins , 10 E. 53rd St. , New York NY 10022.

Author: Kirsten C. Holm

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 0898797152

Category: Authorship

Page: 296

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This directory lists nearly 500 agents across the United States--and even a few in Canada. Writers will find listings organized by literary agents (fee-charging and non-fee-charging) and script agents (TV, movies, and plays). Through articles written by professionals, the book also answers the most frequently asked questions about agents--what they do, where they are, and how to sign and work with them.

From Reel to Deal

Everything You Need to Create a Successful Independent Film Dov S-S Simens. they want. ... Opening the Doors to Hollywood C. Abreau and H. Smith, 428 pp., $17.00 How to sell your idea, story, screenplay, and/or manuscript. The.

Author: Dov S-S Simens

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780759520769

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

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Based on his acclaimed "2- Day Film School", Dov S-S Simens serves up a flawless and detailed blueprint for creating successful independent films. With his signature in-your-face, no-holds-barred advice, the Godfather of Independent Film teaches readers everything they need to know to create full-length feature films. From screenwriting ("There are two types of scripts: It's great or it sucks!") to distribution ("Who are the whores of Hollywood?"), Simens provides encyclopedic, precise, and creative instruction for making a vision a reality. By the end of the book, readers will know exactly what to do to make their films.

How to Sell Your Screenplay

If he is blown away by the idea and feels that it's perfect for his client , he'll mention it . ... Hollywood Literary Sales www.hollywoodlitsales.com This site offers an online Spec Screenplay Directory that has a database of ...

Author: Lydia Wilen

Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 0757000029

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 309

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This handbook lets readers in on the rules of winning the game. Written by two veteran screenwriters, this is a complete guide to getting a screenplay seen, read, and sold.

Hollywood Hellraisers

Gilmore continued to see Dennis on and off for the next few years but the two men fell out over a film script and never spoke to one another again. 'Dennis liked to probably sell the idea that he was this wild Hollywood rebel,' says ...

Author: Robert Sellers

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409050353

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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'I don't know what people expect when they meet me. They seem to be afraid that I'm going to piss in the potted palm and slap them on the ass.' Marlon Brando 'I should have been dead ten times over. I believe in miracles. It's an absolute miracle that I'm still around.' Dennis Hopper 'The best time to get married is noon. That way, if things don't work out, you haven't blown the whole day.' Warren Beatty 'You only lie to two people in your life: your girlfriend and the police.' Jack Nicholson They're the baddest bad asses Hollywood has ever seen: Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson. These are men for whom rules did not apply, men for whom normal standards of behaviour were simply too wearisome to worry about. These are men who brawled, boozed, snorted and shagged their way into legend-hood - but along the way they changed acting and the way movies were made forever. Hollywood Hellraisers is a whistle-stop tour of jaw-dropping sexual activity, misbehaviour of an Olympic standard, all-out excess and genuine madness. It's a wonder Hollywood survived.

Good in a Room

The toughest part of my job was whenever I had to say “No” to an idea that was almost there. I had to say no a lot. Every buyer does. The buyer’s work is to say yes to projects that are ready, not almost ready.

Author: Stephanie Palmer

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 9780385525282

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Whether you work in Hollywood or not, the fact is that selling ideas is really difficult to do. The reason the pitching secrets of the most successful writers and directors are relevant is because these people have evolved an advanced method for selling ideas. Whether you’re a screenwriter, a journalist with an idea for a story, an entrepreneur with a business plan, an inventor with a blueprint, or a manager with an innovative solution, if you want other people to invest their time, energy, and money in your idea, you face an uphill battle…. When I was at MGM, the hardest part of my job was not cutthroat studio politics or grueling production schedules. The toughest part of my job was whenever I had to say “No” to an idea that was almost there. I had to say no a lot. Every buyer does. The buyer’s work is to say yes to projects that are ready, not almost ready. And no matter how good the script is, if the seller can’t pitch it in a compelling way, how can the buyer see the potential? How can he get his colleagues on board? How can he recommend the seller to his superiors? The fact is that poor pitches doom good projects. It happens all the time. The ideas, products and services that are pitched more effectively… win. That’s just how the game is played. No sense getting upset over it. Instead, let’s accept the challenge and learn the strategies and tactics that will allow us (and our ideas) to succeed. -From GOOD IN A ROOM Business consultant and former MGM Director of Creative Affairs Stephanie Palmer reveals the techniques used by Hollywood’s top writers, producers, and directors to get financing for their projects - and explains how you can apply these techniques to be more successful in your own high-stakes meetings. Because, as Palmer has found, the strategies used to sell yourself and your ideas in Hollywood not only work in other businesses, they often work better. Whether you are a manager or executive with an innovative proposal, a professional with a hot concept, a salesperson selling to a potential client or investor, or an entrepreneur with a business plan, GOOD IN A ROOM shows you how to: Master the five stages of the face-to-face meeting Avoid the secret dealbreakers of the first ninety seconds Be confident in high-pressure situations Present yourself better and more effectively than you ever have before Whether you want to ask for a raise, grow your client list, launch a new business or find financing for a creative project, you must not only present your ideas in a compelling way - you must also sell yourself, as well. GOOD IN A ROOM shows you how to construct a winning presentation and deliver the kind of performance that will get your project greenlighted, whatever industry you are in.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Manga Comics and Animation

... president of ASIFA - East http://www.asifa-hollywood.org/pitch.html This article explains some of the finer points of pitching an animation idea . BOOKS De Abreu , Carlos . Opening the Doors to Hollywood : How to Sell Your Idea ...

Author: Sherri Glass

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 1404207546

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Profiles the characteristics of and qualifications needed for twelve jobs in the comic book industry.

The Perfect Pitch

Learn how to communicate through a memorable and passionate pitch that will make you and your story a winner. A terrific book for anyone interested in how showbiz works.

Author: Ken Rotcop

Publisher:

ISBN: 0941188310

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 156

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Learn how to communicate through a memorable and passionate pitch that will make you and your story a winner. A terrific book for anyone interested in how showbiz works.

1995 Guide to Literary Agents

The Pitching Workshop ” teaches you how to sell your scripts , your ideas , and yourself . ... HOW TO SELL YOUR IDEA TO HOLLYWOOD , by Robert Kosberg with Mim Eichler , published by HarperCollins , 10 E. 53rd St. , New York NY 10022.

Author: Kristen C. Holm

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 0898796806

Category: Authorship

Page: 236

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This directory lists agents across North America, organized by literary agents (fee-charging and non-fee charging) and script agents (TV, movies, and plays). The book answers the most-often asked questions about agents and provides informative articles written by professional authors.