Write It, Pitch It, Sell Your Screenplay: A Hollywood Buyer's Insider Guide to Getting Your Script Past the Gatekeepers

 
9780978715021: Write It, Pitch It, Sell Your Screenplay: A Hollywood Buyer's Insider Guide to Getting Your Script Past the Gatekeepers

Written by a former story analyst turned development executive, this newly revised, expanded and updated edition of The 1-3-5 Story Structure Made Simple System& guides screenwriters, producers and other entertainment industry professionals through the industry best practices for writing, developing, pitching and selling a screenplay from the buyer s point of view. Book highlights include: * A step-by-step pitch formula that will speedily shift you into professional pitches; *A chapter on doing a weekend analysis to create coverage of your own script; and *Many more updates and additions throughout the book it s 33% bigger than the original 1-3-5 book, but it still makes story structure simple! Now ten years since the first release of the book, the 1-3-5 Story Structure Made Simple System is taught in media programs nationwide and was the first story structure system integrated into Final Draft's industry-leading screenwriting software.

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DMA (Donna Michelle Anderson) first developed her 1-3-5 Story Structure Made Simple System as a story analyst at a major Hollywood production company. Within a year, she was teaching the popular system to students at the prestigious UCLA Extension Writing Program. She has since presented and taught the 1-3-5 at universities, film programs, film festivals, industry conferences, professional organizations and to private clients around the world. Recently, the 1-3-5 was the first story structure system integrated into Final Draft s industry-leading screenwriting software. In her entertainment industry career, DMA also has been a writer, producer, showrunner and network executive for record-setting scripted and unscripted TV programming and a private consultant and analyst to filmmakers who have successfully sold and distributed their movies. She is the creator of the patented Show Starter Scheduling & Budgeting Plus production financials software. A graduate with distinction of Stanford University, DMA is an active member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (TV Academy), the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and American Mensa.

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