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Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds: The Guaranteed Way to Get Your Screenplay or Novel Read

Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds: The Guaranteed Way to Get Your Screenplay or Novel Read
Your Price: $27.95 CDN
Author: Michael Hauge
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 218
Pub. Date: 2006
ISBN-10: 1932907203
ISBN-13: 9781932907209

About the Book:

The Guaranteed Way to Get Your Screenplay or Novel Read....

Your career can be made in 60 seconds – if you make the right pitch! You may be sitting on an Oscar-winning screenplay, but you can't sell it unless you successfully pitch it. Master the Elevator Pitch, even when you've got less than 60 seconds. Get your screenplay or novel read by the major powers of Hollywood – guaranteed!

Whether on the telephone or at writers' conferences, film festivals and pitch festivals, writers repeatedly face the challenge of having only a minute or two to convince the people in power to read their work. This proven approach to revealing the key commercial components of a story in a succinct, powerful way will insure that literary agents and managers, producers and publishers will insist on reading your screenplay or manuscript.

What people say:

"Written by expert screenwriting coach Michael Hauge, who has consulted on projects for Warners, Disney, Columbia, New Line, CBS, and Lifetime among many others, 'Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds: The Guaranteed Way to Get Your Screenplay or Novel Read' is a no-nonsense guide for novice to veteran novel writers and screenwriters to get noticed. Written in plain terms, 'Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds' covers the 10 key components of a commercial story, how to design a strong pitch, targeting the right buyer, securing opportunities to pitch, what steps to take next if a potential buyer says yes or no, and much more. …filled with industry tips, tricks, techniques and etiquette guidelines, and an absolute 'must-have' for any writer trying to break into the business." — Mid-West Book Review

"Michael Hauge's principles and methods are so well argued that the mysteries of effective screenwriting can be understood — even by directors." — Phillip Noyce, Director: Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Quiet American, Rabbit Proof Fence

"One of the few authentically good teachers out there. Every time I revisit my notes, I learn something new or reinforce something that I need to remember." — Jeff Arch, Writer: Sleepless in Seattle, Iron Will

"Michael Hauge's method is magic but, unlike most magicians, he shows you how the trick is done." — William Link, Writer-Co-Creator: Columbo, Murder, She Wrote

About the Author:

Michael Hauge is a screenplay consultant, screenwriter, and independent producer who has worked in Hollywood for the past fifteen years. He has taught screenwriting at UCLA, USC, and the American Film Institute, and has presented his two-day intensive screenwriting seminar to more than seven thousand writers and producers throughout the United States, Canada, and England.

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