How to Sell Your Screenplay

An Emmy Award nominee and former Moonlighting story editor gives smart, timely inside information on how to successfully market a film or TV screenplay in this handy guide.

Author: Carl Sautter

Publisher:

ISBN: 0942257243

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 309

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An overview of the television/film industry, exploring both the politics and possibilities of breaking into the business.

How to Sell Your Screenplay

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.

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.

Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds

From the author of ""Screenplays That Sell"" comes his newest book that reveals a one-minute technique for getting one's screenplay or novel read by the major powers of Hollywood.

Author: Michael Hauge

Publisher:

ISBN: 1615932038

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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From the author of ""Screenplays That Sell"" comes his newest book that reveals a one-minute technique for getting one's screenplay or novel read by the major powers of Hollywood.

Sell Your Screenplay in 30 Days

From Screenwriting Coach & NYU Professor Marilyn Horowitz, and producer, media business & marketing consultant Paula Landry, MBA, this interactive workbook offers practical step-by-step solutions for writers & writer/directors to market and ...

Author: Marilyn Horowitz

Publisher:

ISBN: 1542904625

Category:

Page: 184

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Finished your screenplay and wondering what's next? You need a marketing plan, NOW! The new and improved edition of Sell Your Screenplay in 30 Days Using New Media features a forward by Stephen Greenwald, CEO of Dino DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group, and will show you how to sell your screenplay traditionally and using new media. From Screenwriting Coach & NYU Professor Marilyn Horowitz, and producer, media business & marketing consultant Paula Landry, MBA, this interactive workbook offers practical step-by-step solutions for writers & writer/directors to market and sell their work in a systematic and fun way. Filmmakers and screenwriters will learn:� Why social media is key and how to use it most effectively� How to pace your work within your busy schedule� How to gauge your progress� If your script is ready to sell Not sure where to start? Let us show you the next step! We'll show you the fundamentals of screenplay marketing to get you off the ground. Writers aren't our always their own best promoters, but in the multimedia marketplace, we must be our own agents/producers until we get one. In the meantime, get yourself in the flow by creating a professional presence including Social Media. Learn:� How to create the tools you need to sell your screenplay� What steps to take and in what order� How to keep up marketing momentum� Key tricks to make marketing fun and engaging Sell Your Screenplay in 30 Days is also great for Writer-Producers looking for financing and Agents and Managers seeking to help their clients land a deal. Every journal begins with a single step. Take that first step on your personal Yellow Brick Road today with Sell Your Screenplay in 30 Days!

Write It Pitch It Sell Your Screenplay

Written by a former story analyst-turned-development executive, this updated edition of "The 1-3-5 Story Structure Made Simple System" guides entertainment industry professionals through the industry standard steps of writing, developing, ...

Author: DMA-Donna Michelle Anderson

Publisher: Planet DMA

ISBN: 0978715020

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Written by a former story analyst-turned-development executive, this updated edition of "The 1-3-5 Story Structure Made Simple System" guides entertainment industry professionals through the industry standard steps of writing, developing, pitching and selling a screenplay - from the buyer's point of view.

The Savvy Screenwriter

The Savvy Screenwriter demystifies the film industry and reveals what aspiring screenwriters really want and need to know.

Author: Susan Kouguell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1429906243

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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The Savvy Screenwriter demystifies the film industry and reveals what aspiring screenwriters really want and need to know. From finding and working with agents, to insights about story analysts and movie executives, to understanding option agreements, to providing samples for queries, synopses, treatments, loglines, and outlines, to pitching, Susan Kouguell knows what works and what doesn't, and gives practical advice on getting your screenplay sold.

33 Ways to Sell Your Screenplay

This book is designed as an "instant reference source" to give you strategies and operate as a checklist as you plan your campaign. In this book, you'll learn: - How to operate in this Spec Industry. - How to build a Fan Base.

Author: Hal Croasmun

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1508771774

Category:

Page: 106

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If you want to get your script into producers, agents, and managers, you need strategies that work. This book will provide you with the strategies and operate as a checklist as you plan your campaign. In this book, you'll learn: - How to operate in this Spec Industry. - How to build a Fan Base. - How to activate your network to get recommendations. - The RIGHT way to contact producers on social media. - How to use industry events get your script read. - How to get producers to go to lunch with you. - And many other strategies you can apply now!

Selling a Screenplay

The Screenwriter's Guide to Hollywood Syd Field. obviously has their style. If you'
ve been reading for a while you can be given a script that's untitled and have a
pretty good idea who's written it. “He or she shouldn't intrude with his style,” Kim ...

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780307570642

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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- Breaks Down the Business of Screenwriting - Explains What the Buyer Looks For - Shows You What to Do to Get in the Door - Tackles the Pitching Process - Provides Personal Insights from Famous Screenwriters Everybody has a story to tell. Everybody wants to write the great American screenplay. But what do you do after it’s written? How do you sell it? Studio honchos. Development Executives. Independent Producers. What do they want? Do you need an agent or manager to get it into production? Selling a screenplay can mean earning $250,000 or more, so competition is fierce. Syd Field gives you an insider’s look at the movie and TV industry, packed with essential tips from the pros. Selling a Screenplay is a must-have guide for every screenwriter, filled with frank real-life advice from Hollywood’s most powerful deal makers and most celebrated screenwriters. They all started somewhere.

How to Sell a Screenplay in the 21st Century

Because in In "Selling a Screenplay in the 21st Century," former screenplay reader and optioned screenwriter, Michael Rogan, shows you: ¿How to Conquer Hollywood From 3000 Miles Away ¿The Tools You Need to Find Out Who Can Read Your ...

Author: Michael Rogan

Publisher: ScriptBully

ISBN: 1970119047

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 136

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Discover How to Get Your Screenplay Read (and Eventually Sold!)Want to sell a screenplay, but have no idea how to make it happen?Want to get your script in the hands of Hollywood -- even if you live in Podunk Falls, Idaho?Have a killer screenplay in your drawer but no frickin' idea how to get people to read it? (Or whether you should send a query letter, direct email, carrier pigeon, etc?)Fear not, screenwriter! Because in In "Selling a Screenplay in the 21st Century," former screenplay reader and optioned screenwriter, Michael Rogan, shows you: ¿How to Conquer Hollywood From 3000 Miles Away ¿The Tools You Need to Find Out Who Can Read Your Script ¿How to Know if Your Script is Ready for Prime-Time¿and How to Make it ¿How to Write a Query That Doesn't Suck ¿Who You Should Contact in the Business to Read Your Script ¿How to Call Agencies and Production Companies Without Sounding Like a Total Moron ¿and so much more!And each chapter includes easy-to-follow action steps to help you boost your screenwriting IQ - without taking a single $2,000 seminar. You CAN get your script read (and possibly) sold! I've done it, and so can you. So, why not begin your quest to world-class screenwriting awesomeness...today!

Gotta Minute

Includes listing of trade publications, screenwriting competitions and web connections, etc.

Author: Andrea Leigh Wolf

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:48198157

Category: Motion picture authorship

Page: 170

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Includes listing of trade publications, screenwriting competitions and web connections, etc.

Raindance Writers Lab

The Raindance Writers' Lab guides you through the tools that enable you to execute a strong treatment for a feature and be well on the way to the first draft of your script.

Author: Elliot Grove

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136055690

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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If you're looking for a straightforward, practical, no-nonsense guide to scriptwriting that will hold your hand right the way through the process, read on! The Raindance Writers' Lab guides you through the tools that enable you to execute a strong treatment for a feature and be well on the way to the first draft of your script. Written by the creator of the Raindance Film Festival himself, Elliot Grove uses a hands-on approach to screenwriting based on his many years of experience teaching the subject for Raindance training. He uses step-by-step processes illustrated with diagrams and charts to lend a visual structure to the teaching. Techniques are related to real-life examples throughout, from low budget to blockbuster films. The Companion Website contains interviews with British writers and directors as well as a handy series of legal contracts, video clips and writing exercises. In this brand new 2nd edition, Grove expands on his story structure theory, as well as how to write for the internet and short films. The website also contains sample scripts and legal contracts, a writing exercise illustrated with a video clip, a folder full of useful hyperlinks for research, and a demo version of Final Draft screenwriting software.

The Screenplay Sell

There are creative writing programs all across the country, and some of the
lessons you would learn at those are applicable to the writing of screenplays.
This book is going to tell you how to sell your screenplay, something you're not
going to ...

Author: Alan Trustman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595280841

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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The truth about the movie business and why it's so tough to crack it, by the writer of THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, United Artists; BULLITT, Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Warner Bros.; THEY CALL ME MR. TIBBS, Sidney Poitier, United Artists; LADY ICE, Donald Sutherland, Jennifer O'Neill, Allied Artists; HIT!, Richard Pryor, Billy Dee Williams, Paramount; CRIME AND PASSION, Omar Sharif, Karen Black, American International Pictures; THE NEXT MAN, Sean Connery, Allied Artists; THE TRACKER (executive producer), Chris Kristofferson, Home Box Office; THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR remake, Pierce Brosnan, Renee Russo, United Artists. Eight other movies and two other television dramas, uncredited. His articles include WHO KILLED HOLLYWOOD?, 1978, Atlantic Monthly; THE SILVER SCAM - , 1980, Atlantic Monthly. THE FINER POINTS OF FINIS, 3/21/2002, Washington POST. His industry Honors: Member, American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Mystery Writers of America; International Association of Crime Writers; Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe award for best screenplay; MWA Chairman of 1994 Best Picture Edgar Committee. Other Industry Activities: Member, Writers Guild of America, West, Inc. Negotiating Committee, 1988. Toronto Film Festival panelist, 1995. Austin, Texas Film Festival panelist, 1999.

The Writer s Guide to Selling Your Screenplay

A Top-selling Hollywood Writer Tells You how to Break Into the Business--and
Stay There! Cynthia Whitcomb. CHAPTER ... Your favorite , of course , would be
to sell your original screenplay or at least an option on it . There are two other
ways ...

Author: Cynthia Whitcomb

Publisher: Writer

ISBN: UOM:39015055473402

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 195

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With the average screenplay selling for $100,000 or more, every writer knows that movies are where the money is. In The Writer's Guide to Selling Your Screenplay, veteran screenwriter Cynthia Whitcomb reveals everything today's aspiring screenwriter needs to know about selling a movie script to Hollywood, cable TV, or network television. Readers will find proven, award-winning strategies for getting the right people to look at your work, marketing a spec script, making a splash at pitch meetings, and much more. Plus, they'll discover what today's top agents and producers look for in a script, the types of deals you can expect to make, as well as an appendix of agents who specialize in handling scriptwriters.

A Guide to Screenwriting Success

You'll instantly see your mistakes and ticks. Work on honing your skills.
Salesmanship Selling is an important skill for screenwriters to develop. So take a
few pages from people who sell for a living. Here are several very important
guidelines to ...

Author: Stephen V. Duncan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538128930

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 378

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A Guide to Screenwriting Success, Second Edition provides a comprehensive overview of writing—and rewriting—a screenplay or teleplay and writing for digital content. Duncan's handy book teaches new screenwriters the process of creating a professional screenplay from beginning to end. It shows that inspiration, creativity, and good writing are not elusive concepts but attainable goals that any motivated person can aspire to. Duncan includes sections on all aspects of screenwriting—from character development to story templates—and breaks down the three acts of a screenplay into manageable pieces. A Guide to Screenwriting Success contains dozens of exercises to help writers through these steps. The second half of Duncan's practical book covers another, often overlooked, side of screenwriting—the teleplay. Aspiring writers who also want to try their hand at writing for television will need to learn the specifics of the field. The book breaks down this area into two parts, the one-hour teleplay and the situation comedy. There is a section on writing and producing digital content that embraces the “Do It Yourself” attitude to approaching a career in the entertainment industry. Success in screenwriting is no longer a dream but an achievable goal for those who pick up Duncan's guide.

Hollywood Screenwriting Directory Spring Summer

A Specialized Resource for Discovering Where & How to Sell Your Screenplay
Jesse Douma, Dinah Perez ... negotiated their agreements with agents and
managers, helped them sell their screenplays, and settled their disputes with
other ...

Author: Jesse Douma

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 9781440352195

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 896

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Ready to submit your screenplay but not sure about the logistics? With over 4,000 listings for Industry insiders such as studios, production companies, and independent financiers, this handy directory gives you the scoop on query letters, treatments and much more. Plus, the Legal 411 for Screenwriters section by entertainment attorney Dinah Perez is well worth the cost of the book. Get a head start with: Correct addresses and info for buyers (more than 4,000 listings!) The top ways to write and format loglines, treatments and query letters Inside screenwriting intel The legalities of screenwriting and more from Dinah Perez! Up-to-Date It's true that contact information in Hollywood can change in the blink of an eye. You'll benefit from the updates to more than 50 percent of last year's listings. Also new are Facebook profiles, email addresses and more. What Matters to You Tons of information is included because so many things go into a successful submission. Browse information such as: Verified contact details, so you can email, phone or stop by in person Packaging your submission for best results Script format Who receives unsolicited work The legalities that go into each stage of the screenwriting and production process How each financier, production company or studio wants submissions

Writing Your Screenplay

your story, an audience probably won't pay cash to see it. Producers have all this
in mind when assessing screenplay material. With these three forms of
investment in place, the screenwriter therefore has a better chance of 'selling'
their ...

Author: Lisa Dethridge

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 174115099X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 267

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Designed for screenwriters and film professionals looking for more than a formulaic approach to screenplays. it offers insights into the classic structures and themes which underlie good screenwriting, as well as contemporary story-telling techniques. it also provides detailed instructions on how to create cohesive plots and more.

Selling a Screenplay in the 21st Century

Because in In "Selling a Screenplay in the 21st Century," former screenplay reader and optioned screenwriter, Michael Rogan, shows you: - How to Conquer Hollywood From 3000 Miles Away - The Tools You Need to Find Out Who Can Read Your ...

Author: Michael Rogan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1536929786

Category:

Page: 136

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Discover How to Get Your Screenplay Read (and Eventually Sold!)Want to sell a screenplay, but have no idea how to make it happen?Want to get your script in the hands of Hollywood -- even if you live in Podunk Falls, Idaho?Have a killer screenplay in your drawer but no frickin' idea how to get people to read it? (Or whether you should send a query letter, direct email, carrier pigeon, etc?)Fear not, screenwriter! Because in In "Selling a Screenplay in the 21st Century," former screenplay reader and optioned screenwriter, Michael Rogan, shows you: * How to Conquer Hollywood From 3000 Miles Away * The Tools You Need to Find Out Who Can Read Your Script * How to Know if Your Script is Ready for Prime-Time...and How to Make it * How to Write a Query That Doesn't Suck * Who You Should Contact in the Business to Read Your Script * How to Call Agencies and Production Companies Without Sounding Like a Total Moron ...and so much more!And each chapter includes easy-to-follow action steps to help you boost your screenwriting IQ - without taking a single $2,000 seminar. You CAN get your script read (and possibly) sold! I've done it, and so can you. So, why not begin your quest to world-class screenwriting awesomeness...today!

The Screenwriter s Workout

The Screenwriter's Workout is a complete training program for your mind - with over 75 exercises and hundreds of activities specifically designed for both new and experienced screenwriters to train the neural pathways that generate story.

Author: Will Hicks

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1793197318

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 454

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Flex your screenwriting skills and stretch your creativity with The Screenwriter's Workout! The Screenwriter's Workout is a complete training program for your mind - with over 75 exercises and hundreds of activities specifically designed for both new and experienced screenwriters to train the neural pathways that generate story. Have Fun While You: Design Dynamic Characters - New character creation tools make it easy to create characters designed to fit seamlessly with your script. Explore Structure - Delve inside structure to learn what it does, what it really is, and why you need it. Create Stories - Explore the art, science and craft of cinematic narrative with story-building tools, lessons and theories specifically designed to enhance your storytelling skills. Redefine Conflict - Learn what conflict actually is and what it does to an audience. Analyze Your Work - Save time and effort with rewriting tools to analyze the design of your screenplay. Craft Compelling Loglines - Learn how to write powerful loglines designed to help your screenplay sell. Discover Interactive Screenwriting - Learn the techniques and theories behind writing screenplays that engage and interact with audiences. Written in a conversational style, The Screenwriter's Workout is a fun and interactive way to strengthen your craft, hone your writing skills and refine your storytelling.

How to Write It How to Sell It

As a producer and successful screenwriter, Linda Palmer knows all of Hollywood's trade secrets--and in How to Write It, How to Sell It, she shares them all.

Author: Linda Palmer

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466828667

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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As a producer and successful screenwriter, Linda Palmer knows all of Hollywood's trade secrets--and in How to Write It, How to Sell It, she shares them all. Linda Palmer knows that even in closed-door Hollywood, if your screenplay snags the interest of a producer, it doesn't matter who you are--you're in. The trick is getting your screenplay into the producer's hands. As a former vice president of production at Tristar Pictures and a credited screenwriter, Linda Palmer has a unique understanding of both sides of Hollywood's desk. In How to Write It, How to Sell It, she shares her knowledge with aspiring screenwriters, and she does so with the same charm the students of her popular UCLA Extension class have come to love and depend on. Straightforward and personable, Palmer uses the movies she loves to illustrate discussions of plot, structure, and character. From the layout of the page to the pitch to tips on sneaking by Hollywood's notorious readers, Palmer explains the business of show business as only one who knows it from the inside can.