How to Sell Your Screenplay

A Realistic Guide to Getting a Television or Film Deal

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How to Sell Your Screenplay
Available
08/01/2001
Square One Publishers

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7.5 X 9.3 in
320 pg



REFERENCE / Writing Skills

9780757000027
$17.95 Paperback
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How to Sell Your Screenplay

By  Lydia Wilen
Joan Wilen

Description

In today’s topsy-turvy world of film production, getting a screenplay sold and produced is no easy task. How to Sell Your Screenplay not only lets you in on the rules, but also lets you in on the secrets of winning the game.

Written by two veteran screenwriters, this book is a complete guide to getting your screenplay seen, read, and sold. It begins with an insider’s look at how the business works. Later chapters guide you in putting your script into the proper format to make a professional first impression, introduce you to the roles of the industry “players,” help you prepare a perfect pitch, and provide you with a proven system for query submission. Throughout, tips from experts will show you how to swim with the sharks without getting eaten by them.

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Author Biography

Lydia and Joan Wilen, professional writers for over two decades, have sold three feature film scripts, one CBS Movie of the Week, and one ABC-TV Afternoon Playbreak. The Wilen sisters have also written a number of best-selling books, including Chicken Soup & Other Folk Remedies and The Perfect Name for the Perfect Baby, as well as articles for a wide variety of magazines and newspapers, including the New York Daily News Sunday Magazine.

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Lydia and Joan Wilen, professional writers for over two decades, have sold three feature film scripts, one CBS Movie of the Week, and one ABC-TV Afternoon Playbreak. The Wilen sisters have also written a number of best-selling books, including Chicken Soup & Other Folk Remedies and The Perfect Name for the Perfect Baby, as well as articles for a wide variety of magazines and newspapers, including the New York Daily News Sunday Magazine.

Table of contents

How to Sell Your Screenplay

Acknnowledgements

Introduction

1.         You, the Writer

2.         The Screenplay

3.         The Industry and Its Players

4.         Choosing Contacts

5.         Preparing for the Pitch

6.         Using the Square One System

7.         The Deal

8.         If It Doesn’t Happen

Conclusion

Resource List

About the Authors

Index