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The Script-Selling Game: A Hollywood Insider's Look at Getting Your Script Sold and Produced

Overview

Explains the processes of developing, pitching, and submitting stories. The book includes such unique information as a 10-point checklist for a completed script, the eight most common reasons why a script can be rejected, what really happens to a script once it's submitted, how to navigate within the industry, and much more.

Audience: Both new and experienced screenwriters.

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Overview

Explains the processes of developing, pitching, and submitting stories. The book includes such unique information as a 10-point checklist for a completed script, the eight most common reasons why a script can be rejected, what really happens to a script once it's submitted, how to navigate within the industry, and much more.

Audience: Both new and experienced screenwriters.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780941188449
  • Publisher: Wiese, Michael Productions
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 195
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Yoneda is an industry veteran, currently under contract to Paramount TV in their Longform Division, and an independent script consultant whose clientele includes several award-winning writers.

Wallace began writing screenplays in the mid-1980s, and in 1985 she won an Academy Award for co-writing the movie Witness. She has written and co-written several other films, including the award-winning HBO film If These Walls Could Talk, the CBS movie of the week Borrowed Hearts, and the ABC movies of the week Lovers of Deceit and Alibi.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Developing Script Ideas 1
Ch. 2 Preparing for the Business Side of Scripting 13
Ch. 3 Pitching - A Necessary Evil 29
Ch. 4 Talkin' the Talk - Common Industry Buzzwords and Phrases Aka What the Hell are they Talking About? 45
Ch. 5 Taking a Meeting - What to do When you Meet the Moguls 57
Ch. 6 Making a List and Checking it Twice - The 10-Point Checklist for a Completed Script 73
Ch. 7 The Submission and Development Processes - What Happens to a Script Once it is Submitted Aka Who is Reading my Script and What are they Looking for? 87
Ch. 8 Beware of the Big Eight - The Eight Most Common Reasons Why a Script can be Rejected 101
Ch. 9 Walkin' the Walk - Creating Opportunities for Yourself 113
Ch. 10 Stayin' Alive - Resolutions to Keep you Productive and Challenged as a Writer 127
Ch. 11 Networking - Navigating your Way Through the Industry Maze 143
Ch. 12 You are Not Alone - Group Therapy for Writers Aka Getting the Most Out of a Writers Conference and a Writers Group 157
Ch. 13 A Word to the Wise - Agent, Lawyers, Consultants, and Other Possible Disasters 171
A Few Last Words 193
About Kathie Fong Yoneda 195
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2003

    An Insightful and Inspiring Book

    Want to stop sitting on the sidelines and become a major player? Get THE SCRIPT-SELLING GAME. A must-have for film students, beginning writers, and experienced professionals, this wonderful book expertly walks you through the Hollywood maze ¿ how to polish your script, pitch your ideas, network and schmooze, decipher industry jargon, deal with agents, and much more. While a guide to the Tinseltown marketplace could have been dry and aloof, Kathie Fong Yoneda instead writes in a warm and witty style, imparting invaluable advice through interesting anecdotes and lots of smart insider tips. And her wealth of real-world knowledge (from 25+ years in the biz) just becomes more and more apparent as you devour each immensely readable page. I only wish I¿d had this book several years ago when I was starting out ¿ it would have saved me tons of time and frustration. Take advantage of this indispensable tool now ¿ it¿s essential reading for every scriptwriter who wants to get produced.

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