Finally, a book that tells the truth about the art of pitching in Hollywood. “The Hollywood Pitching Bible: A Practical Guide to Pitching Movies and Television” 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 expanded 2nd Edition includes more information for producers and directors, more sample pitches, an expanded television section, stories of successful pitches of produced movies and television shows by the creators who sold them, 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
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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 is an independent producer. His most recent film, “Standing Up,” was written and directed by DJ Caruso and will be released later this year. Mr. Aguado has produced several other films including “The Salton Sea,” for Warner Bros., “Ticker,” which premiered on USA Network, “Crazy as Hell,” which was distributed theatrically by Artistic License and “Sexual Life,” written and directed by Ken Kwapis for Showtime. Prior to his producing career, Mr. Aguado was a production executive for several companies including Kings Road Entertainment, Miller-Boyett Productions and The Badham/Cohen Group. Mr. Aguado was born and raised in Westchester County, New York. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans where he graduated with a degree in Psychology.
Ken Aguado has been working in Hollywood for over 25 years as a studio executive, producer, author and screenwriter. His produced credits include "The Salton Sea" (Warner Bros), "Sexual Life" (Showtime) and "Standing Up" (ARC Entertainment). His most recent films are "Miracle on 42nd Street" (2018) and "An Interview with God" (2018), which he also wrote. Ken is a frequent guest speaker at film schools and entertainment industry events, around the country and around the world. He is also the co-author of “The Hollywood Pitching Bible,” a text book used at film schools around the country — now in its 3rd edition.