The Savvy Screenwriter: How to Sell Your Screenplay (and Yourself) Without Selling Out!
The Savvy Screenwriter demystifies the film industry and reveals what aspiring screenwriters really want and need to know. From finding and working with agents, to insights about story analysts and movie executives, to understanding option agreements, to providing samples for queries, synopses, treatments, loglines, and outlines, to pitching, Susan Kouguell knows what works and what doesn’t, and gives practical advice on getting your screenplay sold.
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Story Analysts Who Are They and What Are They Looking For?
Is My Script Ready for Submission?
The Quest for a Winning Query Letter
Sharpening Your Synopsis
All About Pitching
Finding an AgentAnd Hallelujah Ive Got an Agent Now What?
Entertainment AttorneysA Different Kind of Advocate
They Like Me They Really Like Me Or at Least They Say They Do
Tips on Approaching Writing Assignments and Finding Harmonious Collaboration
Your Screenwriting Mantras
About the Author
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