How to Sell Your Screenplay: A Realistic Guide to Getting a Television or Film Deal [NOOK Book]

Overview

In today?s topsy-turvy world of film production, getting a screenplay sold and produced is no easy task. How to Sell Your Screenplay not only lets you in on the rules, but also lets you in on the secrets of winning the game.

Written by two veteran screenwriters, this book is a complete guide to getting your screenplay seen, read, and sold. It begins with an insider?s look at how the business works. Later ...
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How to Sell Your Screenplay: A Realistic Guide to Getting a Television or Film Deal

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Overview

In today’s topsy-turvy world of film production, getting a screenplay sold and produced is no easy task. How to Sell Your Screenplay not only lets you in on the rules, but also lets you in on the secrets of winning the game.

Written by two veteran screenwriters, this book is a complete guide to getting your screenplay seen, read, and sold. It begins with an insider’s look at how the business works. Later chapters guide you in putting your script into the proper
format to make a professional first impression, introduce you to the roles of the industry “players,” help you prepare a perfect pitch, and provide you with a proven system for query submission. Throughout, tips from experts will show you how to swim with the sharks without getting eaten by them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780757050022
  • Publisher: Square One Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/18/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Lydia and Joan Wilen, professional writers for over two decades, have sold three feature film scripts, one CBS Movie of the Week, and one ABC-TV Afternoon Playbreak. The Wilen sisters have also written a number of best-selling books, including Chicken Soup & Other Folk Remedies and The Perfect Name for the Perfect Baby, as well as articles for a wide variety of magazines and newspapers, including the New York Daily News Sunday Magazine.


Lydia and Joan Wilen, professional writers for over two decades, have sold three feature film scripts, one CBS Movie of the Week, and one ABC-TV Afternoon Playbreak. The Wilen sisters have also written a number of best-selling books, including Chicken Soup & Other Folk Remedies and The Perfect Name for the Perfect Baby, as well as articles for a wide variety of magazines and newspapers, including the New York Daily News Sunday Magazine.

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Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction
1. You, the Writer
2. The Screenplay
3. The Players
4. Choosing Contacts
5. Preparing for the Pitch
6. Using the Square One System
7. The Deal
8. When It Doesn’t Happen
Conclusion
Resource List
About the Authors
Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2006

    Storyteller's Guide to Hollywood Sales

    Despite the authors' distance from Hollywood and lack of produced experience as screenwriters, they've done a fabulous job--partly because of the excellent rubrics of the SquareOne Writers Guide series--of putting together a solid overview of what's involved in making a screenplay sale. The book contains invaluable sidebars--from sample collaboration agreement to sample query letters--that alone makes it worth the cover price. The systematic approach to marketing, glossary of industry terms, along with advice on containing your ego and controlling your emotions-all add up to making this a must in the Hollywood storyteller's library.

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