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With "Screen & Stage Marketing Secrets, " readers can learn how to get an agent or sell scripts without one, save money on marketing expenses, write powerful responsive query letters, avoid script writing fatal mistakes, protect their work and submissions and more.
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Overview

With "Screen & Stage Marketing Secrets, " readers can learn how to get an agent or sell scripts without one, save money on marketing expenses, write powerful responsive query letters, avoid script writing fatal mistakes, protect their work and submissions and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780916367114
  • Publisher: James Russell Publishing (Or)
  • Publication date: 4/19/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 0.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 8.25 (d)

Table of Contents

The Way It is 1
Author Biography 1
Guaranteed to Save Money and Decrease Rejections 1
False Hope 1
Introduction 1
Chapter 1
Think This Book is Expensive? 2
A New Writing Style 2
Doing It Right the First Time 2
Stop Rejections 3
Chapter 2
Bridging the Gap to the Sale 4
Why the Book is Written in Screenplay Format 4
About This Marketing Guide 4
How This Manual will Help You Sell Scripts 6
Screenwriting Software 7
Ad-On Screenwriting Software for Microsoft Word 8
Professional Stand-Alone Screenwriting Software 8
Source for Script Formatting Software 8
Story Engines 8
Marketing Software 9
Tax Deductions 9
Selecting a Printer 9
Stationery You Must Use to Submit Queries Properly 10
Chapter 3
Script Presentation - It's Got to be Perfect 11
No Copyright Notice on Script Title Page 12
Wga Writer's Guild and Copyright Addresses 12
Streamlining Your Script - New Rules to the Game 13
No More Beats and Cut To's 17
Five Basic Story Tips 18
Chapter 4
Exclusive or Non-Exclusive Multiple Submissions? 18
Theft of Your Material - Does it Really Happen? 19
They Stole My Script! 19
Stealing Ideas - Don't Fret About it 20
A Word on the S.A.S.E. 22
The Life of a Reader 22
Breaking up Description 23
Breaking Up Dialog - How to do it 32
Directional Parentheticals 33
Spelling Out Numbers in the Script - the Rules 36
Deadly Words to Avoid in Your Script 36
More Valuable Marketing Tips on Screenwriting 37
Chapter 5
Advice From Agents 40
Adv Ice From Producers and Production Companies 41
Advice From Readers 43
Living in Hollywood 44
Business Vacation to Los Angeles 45
How to Use Coverage Reports 46
Coverage Report - Sample Form to Score Higher Rank 47
What is Professionalism? 48
Seventeen Years in Los Angeles 49
Do You Need a Hollywood Agent? 50
Bookstores - Film/TV/Plays/General Interest 50
Chapter 6
Stage Play Script Format 51
Feature Film Script Format 51
TV Sitcom Script Format 52
Movie of the Week (Mow) Format 53
How to Find Tv Production Company Show Addresses 53
A Word About Funny 54
Is It Easy to Obtain an Agent? 55
When Do I Need an Agent? 56
How to Find Agents 56
The Better Agent: Large or Small? 58
Be Your Own Literary Agent 59
Cost of Agency Representation 59
Chapter 7
Targeting Your Marketing 60
Generating Log Lines 61
Query Letter Writing Secrets 61
Sample Query Letter to Agent 66
Multiple Submission Log Line Query 68
Response Time - Learn Patience, Please! 68
How to Find Production Companies 68
Sample Query Letter to Production Company 69
Release Form for Prodco/Producer/Actor's Manager 69
Release From to Agent 69
How Do I Find Producers, Studios and Directors? 70
Sample Query Letter to Producer 70
How to Obtain a Literary Agent 70
Locating a Movie Star to Read Your Script 71
Chapter 8
S.A.S.E. It's More Than What You Think it is 72
Mailing Scripts - Follow the Rules 72
A Huge Mistake to Avoid When Mailing Your Script 75
Postage Stamps - Dead Giveaway of an Amateur Submission 75
Word of Warning - Scams 75
Screenwriting Contests Screenwriting Magazines & Script Resources 77
The Internet's Worldwide Web 79
E-Mail Queries 80
Chapter 9
Stale Titles 82
Movie of the Week 82
Collaboration Rights 83
Marketing the Stage Play 84
Basic Tips on Writing a Stage Play 84
More Useful Information for the Writer 86
A Word on Treatments 87
Movies You Must See 87
Those Who Make it 89
Advertise Yourself 89
Chapter 10
Hot-Sheet for Screenwriters 89
Streamline Your Marketing 89
Etiquette - Dealing With the Dealers 91
How to Obt Ain a Referral - Open Doors to Opportunity 92
Finding a Writer to Obtain a Referral 93
More Valuable Tips For Marketing Scripts 94
How to Meet People in the Industry 95
Trade Shows & Meeting Producers 96
Scripts Available 97
Mailing Lists and Saving $ Money $ 98
Tips for Playwrights 100
Playwright Mentor 101
Handling Rejection 101
Knowing When to Quit 102
Should You Write a Book or Stage Play First? 103
Producing Your Own Film 103
Books to Read 104
Chapter 11
Beware of Excessive Writing - It May Ruin Your Writing! 104
Danger on the Web! Be Careful! 105
Developing Creativity - the Secret Formula for Success! 107
A Simple Marketing Plan That Works! 110
Common Improper Word Usage You Must Avoid 112
Do You Need A Lawyer? 113
Going Broke 114
Script Talk - Keep the Action Flowing 115
Strange Good News 116
Authorit Ative Query Letters - Examples You Can Use 117
Turning the Tide - Breaking the Rules - Packaging 119
Shotgun the Market 120
Nobody Wants My Script - Not So! 120
Chapter 12
Writer Survival Tips 120
Writing Schools 123
Computer Backup Warning 124
Firewall Chart 125
Test Your Knowledge 125
Industry Contacts - Use This Agent & Prodco Form 125
Checklist - Submission Package 125
The Last Word 126
No Chapter 13 126
Chapter 14
Introduction to Trap Shooting - You Can Meet People Here 126
Trap Shooting Writing Opportunities 127
Is Your Book Published? 128
Chapter 15
Agents You May Contact - Special Listing 128
Agent & Management Firm Listing 129
Script Evaluations - Script Doctors 130
Other Screenwriting Resources 131
Addresses of Firms Mentioned 131
Listing Errors 136
Contacting the Author 136
Testimonials 136
Forthcoming Titles 136
Chapter 16
Illustrations - Performing Professional Submissions 136
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2000

    Highly Recommended Reading!

    'I have read many books about screenwriting including The Screenwriters Bible. Screen & Stage Marketing Secrets has so much information you need to study it. It's a great tool. Anyone who plans to write screenplays should read this book.'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2000

    Screen and Stage Marketing Secrets: How to Sell Your Screen Play

    We found this book Screen & Stage Marketing Secrets absolutely amazing! We will be giving the book as a prize for our annual screenwriting project. We found the book so informative, comprehensive and knowledgeable it would be a very valuable asset to anyone trying to break into this business! Lee Allen / Cyclone Entertainment

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2000

    Screen and Stage Marketing Secrets: How to Sell Your Screen Play

    We found this book Screen & Stage Marketing Secrets absolutely amazing! We will be giving the book as a prize for our annual screenwriting project. We found the book so informative, comprehensive and knowledgeable it would be a very valuable asset to anyone trying to break into this business! - Lee Allen / Cyclone Entertainment

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