Performing Arts

Pitching Hollywood

Author: Jonathan Koch

Publisher: Linden Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 167

View: 847

Two successful movie and TV producers provide the reader with the tools needed to create, develop, and sell ideas to Hollywood. Producers Jonathan Koch (""Beyond the Glory"") and Robert Kosberg (Deep Blue Sea) are known as the ""Kings of Pitch."" They currently have more than a dozen projects in development at major studios, including projects with Josh Lucas, Tobey Maguire, and Katherine Heigl.
Performing Arts

Opening the Doors to Hollywood

Author: Carlos De Abreu

Publisher: Potter Style

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

View: 612

Finally! A step-by-step guide to the keys that unlock the doors to Hollywood. Opening the Doors to Hollywood has all the information you'll ever need in order to tap into the $500 million spent yearly in Hollywood on acquiring and developing projects. Discover how to: Find a story Rewrite it Option it Package it Pitch it Write it Sell it to film and television companies Complete with a reference section that includes guilds/unions, libraries, sample contracts, seminars and workshops, trade publications, and writers' organizations, Opening the Doors to Hollywood is invaluable to any writer.
Performing Arts

The Perfect Pitch

Author: Ken Rotcop

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 156

View: 902

Learn how to communicate through a memorable and passionate pitch that will make you and your story a winner. A terrific book for anyone interested in how showbiz works.
Business & Economics

How to Make it in Hollywood

Author: Linda Buzzell

Publisher: Perennial

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 369

View: 800

Describes how the entertainment industry is organized, and suggests ways to develop a Hollywood career in the technical and creative fields, as well as in performing and administration
Performing Arts

Hollywood Screenwriting Directory Spring/Summer

Author: Jesse Douma

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 896

View: 692

Ready to submit your screenplay but not sure about the logistics? With over 4,000 listings for Industry insiders such as studios, production companies, and independent financiers, this handy directory gives you the scoop on query letters, treatments and much more. Plus, the Legal 411 for Screenwriters section by entertainment attorney Dinah Perez is well worth the cost of the book. Get a head start with: Correct addresses and info for buyers (more than 4,000 listings!) The top ways to write and format loglines, treatments and query letters Inside screenwriting intel The legalities of screenwriting and more from Dinah Perez! Up-to-Date It's true that contact information in Hollywood can change in the blink of an eye. You'll benefit from the updates to more than 50 percent of last year's listings. Also new are Facebook profiles, email addresses and more. What Matters to You Tons of information is included because so many things go into a successful submission. Browse information such as: Verified contact details, so you can email, phone or stop by in person Packaging your submission for best results Script format Who receives unsolicited work The legalities that go into each stage of the screenwriting and production process How each financier, production company or studio wants submissions
Performing Arts

Hollywood Screenwriting Directory Fall/Winter Volume 5

Author: Jesse Douma

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

View: 447

The Hollywood Screenwriting Directory is a specialized resource for discovering where and how to sell your screenplay. It contains over 2,500 listings for Industry insiders such as studios, production companies, and independent financiers - plus, pointers to help you create a quality screenplay submission. The Hollywood Screenwriting Directory includes a free subscription to ScreenwritingDirectory.com, where screenwriters can access updated listings and market their projects to Industry Professionals.
Performing Arts

Hollywood Screenwriting Directory Spring/Summer Volume 4

Author: Writer's Store Editors

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

View: 723

The Hollywood Screenwriting Directory is a specialized resource for discovering where and how to sell your screenplay. It contains over 2,500 listings for Industry insiders such as studios, production companies, and independent financiers - plus, pointers to help you create a quality screenplay submission. The Hollywood Screenwriting Directory includes a free subscription to ScreenwritingDirectory.com, where screenwriters can access updated listings and market their projects to Industry Professionals.
Acting

Hollywood, Here I Come

Author: Cynthia Hunter

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Acting

Page: 347

View: 727

This book makes certain that the next big star is ready for Hollywood. Honed from years of experience as a successful actor, Hollywood, Here I Come, is designed to help actors make their silver screen dreams a reality.While other books are all theory, this book gives actors concrete steps to success. Absolutely indispensable for the novice actor and the veteran alike, Hollywood, Here I Come even includes a section for parents hose babies dream of making it big. Filled with vital information (actors will want to underline every word), this hearty book shows how to make it happen.
Business & Economics

Film & Video Budgets

Author: Deke Simon

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 477

View: 649

This book tells you how to prepare all kinds of budgets, gives actual samples with detailed explanations and has extra sections on Setting Up a Company, Pre-Production and Money-Saving Ideas.
Authorship

Guide to Literary Agents 96

Author: Kirsten C. Holm

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN:

Category: Authorship

Page: 296

View: 432

This directory lists nearly 500 agents across the United States--and even a few in Canada. Writers will find listings organized by literary agents (fee-charging and non-fee-charging) and script agents (TV, movies, and plays). Through articles written by professionals, the book also answers the most frequently asked questions about agents--what they do, where they are, and how to sign and work with them.
Performing Arts

High Concept

Author: Justin Wyatt

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 249

View: 660

Steven Spielberg once said, "I like ideas, especially movie ideas, that you can hold in your hand. If a person can tell me the idea in twenty-five words or less, it's going to make a pretty good movie." Spielberg's comment embodies the essence of the high concept film, which can be condensed into one simple sentence that inspires marketing campaigns, lures audiences, and separates success from failure at the box office. This pioneering study explores the development and dominance of the high concept movie within commercial Hollywood filmmaking since the late 1970s. Justin Wyatt describes how box office success, always important in Hollywood, became paramount in the era in which major film studios passed into the hands of media conglomerates concerned more with the economics of filmmaking than aesthetics. In particular, he shows how high concept films became fully integrated with their marketing, so that a single phrase ("Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...") could sell the movie to studio executives and provide copy for massive advertising campaigns; a single image or a theme song could instantly remind potential audience members of the movie, and tie-in merchandise could generate millions of dollars in additional income.
Reference

Writer's Guide to Hollywood Producers, Directors and Screenwriter's Agents, 2002-2003

Author: Skip Press

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 432

View: 747

Now You Have a Friend in the Industry! So you want to get into show business? In Hollywood, it's not what you know, but who you know that counts. Whether your dream is to become a Hollywood writer or find the perfect producer to buy your script, at your fingertips are the insider hints and secrets you need to get discovered and succeed in this ultracompetitive industry. Hollywood guru and screenwriter Skip Press introduces you to hundreds of producers, directors, and agents and tells you how to reach them--by mail, phone, fax, or e-mail. You'll learn how to: -Market screenplays, novels, or short stories to the right people -Tailor your proposal to the preferences of each producer, director, or agent -Understand the real Hollywood and everything show business -Find the best agent or manager "Thoughtfully written, clearly laid out, and of great value to beginners and old-timers alike. This book combines fearless opinions and invaluable hard facts--both of which are hard to find in Hollywood." --Gareth Wigan, co-vice chairman, Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group "An entertaining and valuable tool for anyone interested in show business." --Paul Mason Sr., vice president of production, Viacom "An invaluable resource for breaking into the movie and television business." --Barbara Anne Hiser, Emmy-winning cable and network television producer "An insightful guide to the intricate Hollywood network." --Oliver Eberle, founder and CEO, ShowBIZData.com "The bonus for readers of this book is that Skip Press is a good writer--accessible, clear, persuasive, motivating, and easy to understand." --Jerry B. Jenkins, coauthor, the Left Behind series
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Heil! Hollywood

Author: Jack Preston

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Page: 344

View: 225

Business & Economics

Good in a Room

Author: Stephanie Palmer

Publisher: Currency

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 541

Whether you work in Hollywood or not, the fact is that selling ideas is really difficult to do. The reason the pitching secrets of the most successful writers and directors are relevant is because these people have evolved an advanced method for selling ideas. Whether you’re a screenwriter, a journalist with an idea for a story, an entrepreneur with a business plan, an inventor with a blueprint, or a manager with an innovative solution, if you want other people to invest their time, energy, and money in your idea, you face an uphill battle…. When I was at MGM, the hardest part of my job was not cutthroat studio politics or grueling production schedules. The toughest part of my job was whenever I had to say “No” to an idea that was almost there. I had to say no a lot. Every buyer does. The buyer’s work is to say yes to projects that are ready, not almost ready. And no matter how good the script is, if the seller can’t pitch it in a compelling way, how can the buyer see the potential? How can he get his colleagues on board? How can he recommend the seller to his superiors? The fact is that poor pitches doom good projects. It happens all the time. The ideas, products and services that are pitched more effectively… win. That’s just how the game is played. No sense getting upset over it. Instead, let’s accept the challenge and learn the strategies and tactics that will allow us (and our ideas) to succeed. -From GOOD IN A ROOM Business consultant and former MGM Director of Creative Affairs Stephanie Palmer reveals the techniques used by Hollywood’s top writers, producers, and directors to get financing for their projects - and explains how you can apply these techniques to be more successful in your own high-stakes meetings. Because, as Palmer has found, the strategies used to sell yourself and your ideas in Hollywood not only work in other businesses, they often work better. Whether you are a manager or executive with an innovative proposal, a professional with a hot concept, a salesperson selling to a potential client or investor, or an entrepreneur with a business plan, GOOD IN A ROOM shows you how to: Master the five stages of the face-to-face meeting Avoid the secret dealbreakers of the first ninety seconds Be confident in high-pressure situations Present yourself better and more effectively than you ever have before Whether you want to ask for a raise, grow your client list, launch a new business or find financing for a creative project, you must not only present your ideas in a compelling way - you must also sell yourself, as well. GOOD IN A ROOM shows you how to construct a winning presentation and deliver the kind of performance that will get your project greenlighted, whatever industry you are in.
Performing Arts

Homemade Hollywood

Author: Clive Young

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 297

View: 442

This book explores fan films, an underground movement of amateur filmmakers creating illegal movies starring world-famous characters, from Batman to Captain Kirk to Harry Potter. It traces fan films from the twenties, when con men made fake Little Rascals movies, to the YouTube videos of today.