Aspiring screenwriters from all over the United States (and other countries, too) dream of selling their screenplays to Hollywood and seeing them as a movie on the big screen. But given that selling a screenplay is a long-shot at best, most of the time it’s a bad idea to uproot your entire life and family […]
Business of Screenwriting
Everything related to the business of screenwriting, from getting your script to producers and literary agents to pitching and pitchfests.
Most screenwriters know that they need to get script coverage before they send out a query letter to a literary agent or producer to try to get them to read it. You have to make sure it’s ready to go to market before you start trying to sell your screenplay. Knowing that, you find a […]
What do you want to achieve toward your screenwriting or acting goals by the end of the year? What goal could you set that you would be really proud to achieve before the stroke of midnight on December 31, 2009?
…must contain a Hook in the Set-Up to keep the reader, whether it’s a literary agent or producer, riveted to your screenplay. In particular, the first 5 pages of a screenplay should totally hook the Hollywood movie executive. If it doesn’t, they will … and toss it in the trash.
Finally, you’ve finished your masterpiece, a 100 and some odd pages of a screenplay… and now the hard part begins. What… now the hard part begins? Yes, now you have to…