Savvy Screenwriter: How to Sell Your Screenplay (and Yourself) Without Selling Out!

Savvy Screenwriter: How to Sell Your Screenplay (and Yourself) Without Selling Out!

by Susan Kouguell
ISBN-10:
0312355750
ISBN-13:
9780312355753
Pub. Date:
06/13/2006
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
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Overview

Savvy Screenwriter: How to Sell Your Screenplay (and Yourself) Without Selling Out!

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312355753
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 06/13/2006
Edition description: Revised and Updated
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition: Empower Yourself
Acknowledgments
Introduction

Chapter 1: Your Questions—My Answers

Chapter 2: Story Analysts: Who Are They and What Are They Looking For?

Chapter 3: Coverage

Chapter 4: Is My Script Ready for Submission?

Chapter 5: The Quest for a Winning Query Letter

Chapter 6: Sharpening Your Synopsis

Chapter 7: All about Pitching

Chapter 8: The Red Carpet Treatment

Chapter 9: Okay, I Finally Finished My Script, Query, Synopsis, Pitch, and Treatment . . . Now What?

Chapter 10: Finding an Agent. And Hallelujah, I've Got an Agent! Now What?

Chapter 11: Entertainment Attorneys—A Different Kind of Advocate

Chapter 12: They Like Me! They Really Like Me! (Or at Least They Say They Do)

Chapter 13: Tips on Approaching Writing Assignments and Finding Harmonious Collaboration

Chapter 14: Your Screenwriting Mantras

Epilogue

Appendices
Savvy Lingo—Glossary of Screenplay and Film Terms
CineFile—Print and Online Resources
About the Author
Index

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