Pitching Hollywood: How to Sell Your TV and Movie Ideas

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Quill Driver Books, 2004 - Performing Arts - 167 pages
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Two successful movie and TV producers provide the reader with the tools needed to create, develop, and sell ideas to Hollywood. Producers Jonathan Koch (“Beyond the Glory”) and Robert Kosberg (Deep Blue Sea) are known as the “Kings of Pitch.” They currently have more than a dozen projects in development at major studios, including projects with Josh Lucas, Tobey Maguire, and Katherine Heigl.
 

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Contents

Who You Are
9
What Is High Concept?
17
Start With a Good Idea
25
AllTime Worst Pitches
43
How Much Is My Idea Worth?
53
Protecting Your Idea
61
Preparing Your Pitch
67
Getting into the Room
81
Once You Are In the Room
89
Staying Cool In Development Hell
101
Sample High Concepts Synopses
107
Glossary of Terms
137
References Resources
145
Index
153
About the Authors
163
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Koch is under a producing deal at Asylum Entertainment based at 20th Century Fox in Los Angeles.

Kosberg has been a producer on such projects as Commando and Twelve Monkeys. He currently has over 25 feature films in active development at various studios and is currently based at Nash Entertainment.

Norman is a writer, researcher, script doctor, story consultant, and editor. She lectures at universities on the art of the pitch and pitch strategies.

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