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.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Edition description:||Revised and Updated|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)|
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Edition: Empower Yourself
Chapter 1: Your QuestionsMy 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 AttorneysA 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
Savvy LingoGlossary of Screenplay and Film Terms
CineFilePrint and Online Resources
About the Author