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Writing for the Green Light: How to Make Your Script the One Hollywood Notices

Writing for the Green Light: How to Make Your Script the One Hollywood Notices
Your Price: $40.95 CDN
Author: Scott Kirkpatrick
Publisher: Focal Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 192
Pub. Date: 2015
ISBN-10: 1138016462
ISBN-13: 9781138016460
About the Book:

Tailor your screenplay to sell. Find out what Hollywood script readers, producers, and studio executives want in a screenplay (and why) from someone who's been there. Discover what it takes to begin a lasting career as a screenwriter.

Peppered with interviews from established professionals, Writing for the Green Light: How to Make Your Script the One Hollywood Notices gives you a sharp competitive edge by showcasing dozens of everyday events that go on at the studios but are rarely if ever discussed in most screenwriting books. With his behind-the-scenes perspective, Scott Kirkpatrick shows you why the system works the way it does and how you can use its unwritten rules to your advantage. He answers such questions as:

- Who actually reads your script?

- How do you pique the interest of studios and decision makers?

- What do agents, producers, and production companies need in a script?

- How much is a script worth?

- What are the best genres for new writers and why?

- What are real steps you can take to 'break in' to television writing?

- How do you best present or pitch a project without looking desperate?

- How do you negotiate a contract without an agent?

- How do you exude confidence and seal your first deal?

These and other insights are sure to give you and your screenplay a leg-up for success in this competitive landscape!

What people say:

"Writing for the Green Light provides an insightful look into what distributors and production companies are looking for in a project and the unspoken rules on which Hollywood operates. If you're trying to break into the entertainment industry and get your noticed, this is the book for you." - Noor Ahmed, Producer Rep, Reder & Feig LLP

"I could list all the brilliant snippets of information and advice but if I started I just wouldn't know which bits to include and which to leave out - so buy the book and read it for yourself! You won't be disappointed - even if you aren't a scriptwriter (and I'm not) it's well worth having it just to better understand how the process works and, if you are scriptwriter, it'll certainly help you better understand what the industry needs and hopefully help you to move along with a little more confidence in your chosen career." - Wendy Laybourn, Network Nine

About the Author:

Scott Kirkpatrick is the Director of Distribution for MarVista Entertainment, a Los Angeles based production and distribution company that produces original Lifetime and SyFy channel films, co-produces TV movies with Disney and Nickelodeon, and has managed international TV deals on major franchises including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Digimon, and Julius Jr. Scott has also produced and directed TV series and feature films including Eye for an Eye, Muslims in America, and Roadside Massacre.