Sell Your Story to Hollywood

This little book aims to help you figure out how to get your story told on big screens or small.

Author: Kenneth Atchity

Publisher: Story Merchant Books

ISBN: 0996990879

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This little book aims to help you figure out how to get your story told on big screens or small. It offers nearly thirty years of observation of how things happen in the business of entertainment. Dr. Ken Atchity's Hollywood experience ranges from writing to managing to producing; he's seen Hollywood from nearly every angle.

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.

HOW TO SELL YOUR IDEA TO HOLLYWOOD

Successful producer Robert Kosberg has never met anyone who didnt have an idea. And this book will help you to learn how to find ideas, create ideas and pitch them to the right people.

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!

Sell Your Story in A Single Sentence Advice from the Front Lines of Hollywood

This comprehensive guide to opening career doors is the first of its kind, highlighting the tips and techniques for making your story stand out.

Author: Lane Shefter Bishop

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781581575101

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Every writing project has one thing in common—they all start with a single sentence. Writers constantly struggle to answer this question: What is your story about? Finally, a guide by a leading Hollywood insider who actually knows the answer—and now she shows you how to do it yourself! Lane Shefter Bishop, CEO of Vast Entertainment, explains the key to selling your screenplay, novel, or script. This comprehensive guide to opening career doors is the first of its kind, highlighting the tips and techniques for making your story stand out. From tips on character development to hints on points to avoid, Bishop covers all your bases when selling your story.

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.

Sell Your Story in a Single Sentence

This comprehensive guide to opening career doors is the first of its kind, highlighting the tips and techniques for making your story stand out.

Author: Lane Shefter Bishop

Publisher: Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581573685

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Finally, a guide by a leading Hollywood insider who actually knows the answer--and now she shows you how to do it yourself! Lane Shefter Bishop, CEO of Vast Entertainment, explains the key to selling your screenplay, novel, or script. This comprehensive guide to opening career doors is the first of its kind, highlighting the tips and techniques for making your story stand out. From tips on character development to hints on points to avoid, Bishop covers all your bases when selling your story.

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.

The Story of Hollywood

On the ground floor , Mr . Heywood pioneered selling drygoods in Hollywood . In
1922 ... Although originally two stories , it had sufficient foundation and steel for
two additional stories that went up in the ' 30s along with a facade remodel .

Author: Gregory Paul Williams

Publisher: www.storyofhollywood.com

ISBN: 0977629902

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 403

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The Story of Hollywood follows Hollywood from its dusty origins to its glorious rise to stardom. Lavishly illustrated with over 800 vintage images from the author's private collection, the book tells the complete story of Hollywood including its eventual decline and urban renewal. Both the playground of stars and the boulevard of broken dreams, Hollywood transformed American society with its motion pictures that revolutionized the entertainment world. The Story of Hollywood brings new insights to readers. with a passion for Hollywood and its place in the history of film, radio, and television.

Writing Treatments That Sell Second Edition

Author: Kenneth Atchity

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805072780

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Describes the structure and function of a treatment and discusses character, setting, theme, action, and copyright protection, and offers step-by-step guidelines for preparing a winning treatment for each media.

Selling a Screenplay

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.

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.

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.

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.

Motion Picture

It is a position and make good ' irom the very first day , " of Hollywood's " new
sensation . " Some continual source of ... porter after they let down their back hair
6 Stories Sold In 1 Day that all dames are alike ... so what ? " ) Tells About His ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015067495609

Category: Motion pictures

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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.

Heil Hollywood

Two stories get hot and I commit a murder , all in one day . ” “ You've sold a story
? ” “ Well , not quite like that . You see , you first have to sell yourself on the idea
that the idea's sold ; then you have to sell the producer the idea that it was his ...

Author: Jack Preston

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:31158011185237

Category: Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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Writer s Guide to Hollywood Producers Directors and Screenwriter s Agents 2002 2003

500 Ways to Beat the Hollywood Script Reader : Writing the Screenplay the
Reader Will Recommend by Jennifer M . Lerch ... Paul Max Rubenstein Writing
Treatments That Sell : How to Create and Market Your Story Ideas to the Motion
Picture ...

Author: Skip Press

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 0761531874

Category: Reference

Page: 432

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Now You Have a Friend in the Industry! So you want to get into show business? In Hollywood, it's not what you know, but who you know that counts. Whether your dream is to become a Hollywood writer or find the perfect producer to buy your script, at your fingertips are the insider hints and secrets you need to get discovered and succeed in this ultracompetitive industry. Hollywood guru and screenwriter Skip Press introduces you to hundreds of producers, directors, and agents and tells you how to reach them--by mail, phone, fax, or e-mail. You'll learn how to: -Market screenplays, novels, or short stories to the right people -Tailor your proposal to the preferences of each producer, director, or agent -Understand the real Hollywood and everything show business -Find the best agent or manager "Thoughtfully written, clearly laid out, and of great value to beginners and old-timers alike. This book combines fearless opinions and invaluable hard facts--both of which are hard to find in Hollywood." --Gareth Wigan, co-vice chairman, Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group "An entertaining and valuable tool for anyone interested in show business." --Paul Mason Sr., vice president of production, Viacom "An invaluable resource for breaking into the movie and television business." --Barbara Anne Hiser, Emmy-winning cable and network television producer "An insightful guide to the intricate Hollywood network." --Oliver Eberle, founder and CEO, ShowBIZData.com "The bonus for readers of this book is that Skip Press is a good writer--accessible, clear, persuasive, motivating, and easy to understand." --Jerry B. Jenkins, coauthor, the Left Behind series

The Writer

Report from Hollywood by Kay Campbell Where to Sell Manuscripts ... Some
remained in Hollywood , others returned to their previous occupation . ... His story
, with variations , was repeated dozens of times during the first decade of talkies .

Author: William Henry Hills

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067412778

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Writer s Market 1994

by Kerry Cox The call was like so many others we get at the offices of The
Hollywood Scriptwriter newsletter. Maybe just a little more desperate. “Look, I
flew all the way to Hollywood from England just to sell my story to a movie
producer, and I ...

Author: Mark Garvey

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 0898796075

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This edition contains up-to-date information on 4,000 buyers of freelance materials, as well as listings of contests and awards. Helpful articles and interviews with top professionals make this the source for up-and-coming--and already arrived--writers.

The Author Journalist

I know any number of producers and yet my contacts with them have been purely
social. There is a routine in a studio that nothing short of a miracle will ever
eliminate. My first job in Hollywood was to sell my story to an He in turn sold it
where ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3232206

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