Selling a Screenplay

A guide to aspiring screenwriters analyzes what producers and movie executives look for in a screenplay and offers insider tips and stories on selling a screenplay.

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780440502449

Category: Reference

Page: 282

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A guide to aspiring screenwriters analyzes what producers and movie executives look for in a screenplay and offers insider tips and stories on selling a screenplay.

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.

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.

Screenplays how to write sell them

The book's approach is both creative and reflective, giving readers the opportunity to learn a wealth of creative skills alongside skills that will encourage them to think about themselves as writers and the work that they are developing.

Author: Craig Batty

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781842436431

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Screenplays ... How to Write and Market Them is an accessible yet comprehensive book aimed at those with a keen interest in writing feature film screenplays. Using case studies, creative exercises and interviews from the industry, the book will guide readers through the necessary stages of writing a screenplay, from finding and developing ideas to creating and executing characters to shaping structure and constructing scenes. It will also consider how a screenplay might be sold, or used to raise interest in the writer, looking at areas such as finding and working with an agent, networking, using competitions, and raising private production funds. The book's approach is both creative and reflective, giving readers the opportunity to learn a wealth of creative skills alongside skills that will encourage them to think about themselves as writers and the work that they are developing. As such, the book will empower readers in their own creative processes and allow them to successfully tell the stories they want to tell. Rich with analyses from classic and contemporary films, littered with practical models, paradigms and creative tasks, and enhanced by the views of key industry figures, the book is a must for any aspiring feature film screenwriter.

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!

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!

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.

The Screenwriter s Handbook

Guide for beginners from idea to final script to marketing, with advice from successful film writers, filmmakers, and film executives.

Author: Constance Nash

Publisher: Barnes & Noble

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038730318

Category: Motion picture authorship

Page: 149

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Guide for beginners from idea to final script to marketing, with advice from successful film writers, filmmakers, and film executives.

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.

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

Category:

Page:

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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.

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.

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!

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.

Open Field Running

Catherman shares his 18-year sprint to sell a screenplay to Hollywood while brushing up against the famous and infamous as he tries for his big break.

Author: Brad Catherman

Publisher: Seaboard Press

ISBN: 1596635673

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

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Catherman shares his 18-year sprint to sell a screenplay to Hollywood while brushing up against the famous and infamous as he tries for his big break.

The Screenwriter s Bible

This new edition offers expanded coverage of dialogue writing and character development, the latest in proper screenplay format, a new section on jumpstarting your career, new advice on creating and delivering pitches, more new successful ...

Author: David Trottier

Publisher:

ISBN: 1935247026

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 424

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The "Screenwriter's Bible" is one of the most popular, authoritative, and useful books on screenwriting. A standard by which other screenwriting books are measured, it has sold 150,000 copies in its ten-year life. Always up-to-date and reliable, it contains everything that both the budding and working screenwriter need under one cover -- six books in one! Features: How to Write a Screenplay -- a concise course on screenwriting basics; Correct Format for Screenplays and Teleplays -- a style guide to the latest in industry-accepted formats; Steps to a Stunning Script -- a step-by-step guide to the screenwriting process from nascent idea through revisions; Writing Your Breakthrough Spec Script -- the keys to a marketable script; How to Sell Your Script -- marketing and sales strategies and information about today's marketplaces; Resources -- lists of industry contacts and useful screenwriting tools and services. This new edition offers expanded coverage of dialogue writing and character development, the latest in proper screenplay format, a new section on jumpstarting your career, new advice on creating and delivering pitches, more new successful writing tips and pointers, new and revised writing exercises, updated film examples, and an expanded index.

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!

How to Write a Selling Screenplay

The Car, a terrible horror movie about a car that eats people, was sold as “Jaws
on wheels.” You've got to make Hollywood people salivate to read your script. A
good logline can do it. Don't wait until you finish the screenplay; start now.

Author: Christopher Keane

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0767900715

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

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Covers the basics of scriptwriting, from deciding on a story and characters through the finished work, and analyzes a sample script

The Complete Guide to Writing a Successful Screenplay

This guide outlines time saving tools to hone your writing, so you can attract Hollywood agents and producers.

Author: Melissa Samaroo

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781601386076

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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The Complete Guide to Writing A Successful Screenplay outlines time saving tools to hone your writing, so you can attract Hollywood agents and producers. You will discover how to create (and stick to) a timeline and deadline, whether writing your screenplay is a full- or part-time job. Writing and pitching a screenplay is nothing like writing a novel, and this book presents screenplay-specific information vital for any aspiring film writer. This book discusses how to write great openings and endings the vital elements of a successful screenplay (and eventually movie) and how to create characters that grow and evolve as the plot thickens. One of the hardest parts of writing a screenplay is developing a solid dialogue, and this book takes you through, step-by-step, how to fine-tune your characters dialogue so it is not only believable but also well-written. Once your script is polished and perfect, you will need to pitch it to the public, and this book shows you how. You will grasp how to write a compelling query letter that is specifically geared to what agents are looking for, so your chances of getting represented are increased. Veteran screenwriters, television and film producers, agents, and directors have been interviewed for this book, and their experiences are showcased here, giving you their insider secrets on how to best write and sell your script. This book also contains an extensive resource section of production companies that are eager to receive and package your script, including the genre they are looking for, so you know exactly who to contact. If you are eager to jump into Hollywood as the next big thing in screenwriting, The Complete Guide to Writing A Successful Screenplay will help you get there. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.