Finally, a book that tells the truth about the art of pitching in Hollywood. “The Hollywood Pitching Bible” breaks it down, step by step. From choosing the right idea, to selling it in the room, this book tells you how it’s done, in clear language, suitable for the beginner or the seasoned Hollywood professional.
With decades of combined experience working in Hollywood as buyer, seller and teacher, the authors have created the definitive book that will demystify the pitching process, supported by a reasoned, logical point of view and supported by numerous specific examples.
The Fourth Edition includes more information for directors, more examples, expanded material on pitching television, updated industry information, and much more!
If you want to work in the Hollywood creative community, you must know how to pitch. This book will show you how to succeed
“This book is therapy for anyone having trouble wrapping their head around the techniques of pitching. I only wish I had Doug and Ken's wisdom earlier in my career.”
-Eric Heisserer (Writer, Arrival, Lights Out, Hours)
“Ken Aguado and Doug Eboch are guys who walk the walk, and here they talk the talk. They know as well as anyone how to navigate the trickiest waters on the continent: Hollywood's pitching process. Demystifying the secrets of what works and what doesn't for the not-so-brave new world of corporate Movie Biz. It's on my top shelf of books I can't be without.”
-John Badham (Director of Saturday Night Fever, WarGames)
“Salesmanship is not writing but it can be necessary/important so best do it well. The Hollywood Pitching Bible is a superb guide to an unfortunate duty."
-David Peoples & Janet Peoples (Writers of 12 Monkeys, Unforgiven, Hero and The Day After Trinity)
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About the Author
Douglas J. Eboch is a professional screenwriter and director who wrote the original screenplay for the movie “Sweet Home Alabama” starring Reese Witherspoon, which set a box office record for a September opening. Mr. Eboch also wrote the game “Nightmare Cove” and the children’s play “Sleepover at the Stables,” which has been performed hundreds of times around the U.S. The Scriptwriter’s Network awarded him the Carl Sautter Screenwriting Award for Best New Voice in Feature Films. He has a BA in Film Production and an MFA in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California. Mr. Eboch currently teaches screenwriting and pitching at Art Center College of Design and screenwriting workshops for the Singapore Media Academy. He writes the popular screenwriting blog Let's Schmooze.
Ken Aguado has been working in Hollywood for over 25 years as a studio executive, producer, author and screenwriter. His most recent films are "Miracle on 42nd Street" which had its PBS broadcast premiere in December 2018 and the theatrical film of "An Interview with God" (2018), which he wrote and produced. His other credits include "The Salton Sea" (Warner Bros), "Sexual Life" (Showtime), "Standing Up" (ARC) and many more. Ken is a frequent guest speaker at film schools and entertainment industry events around the world.
Ken Aguado has been working in Hollywood for over 25 years as a studio executive, producer, author and screenwriter. His most recent credits include the acclaimed documentary “Miracle on 42nd Street” (2017) and the drama “An Interview with God” (2018), which he also wrote. He has produced many other films, including “The Salton Sea,” “Standing Up” and “Sexual Life.” Ken is the co-author of the top-selling textbooks "Based On" and “The Hollywood Pitching Bible,” now in its third edition. He is a frequent guest speaker at film schools and entertainment industry events around the country and around the world.