Creating Value.

Creating a great script that can get produced IS creating value. Value for many people. Ultimately, it’s the creation of many jobs. And it starts with having an excellent script but goes far beyond. It’s about choosing an efficient genre that attracts the right elements (name actor, director, producer attachments). Also, having a unique perspective or expertise that…

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Coverage & Consultants.

Coverage is your script boiled down to a 2 or three page document expressing the essential elements of your work. The document contains title, author, page length, genre, location, time period, logline, plot summary, comments, and finally a grade for the work on a scale of excellent to poor in the following categories: premise, storyline, characterization,…

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The Players.

There are Managers (talent and literary), Agents (TV and film talent, TV and film literary, unscripted, book to film/TV, digital, branded content, below the line, voice over, and packaging), Lawyers (sometimes split into different departments like, IP / rights, TV, film, etc.), Producers (see below) and Executives (usually studio, network, production company). And there are…

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Relationships.

This is a relationship based business. It’s not just about ideas, talent, or craft. Everyone has a big idea, lots of people have talent and understand the craft. It’s about people. How people connect, appreciate creative value and decide to work together. Great ideas and projects come and go. Always. Don’t be attached to what was…

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A few assumptions…

You have studied your craft. – You know about what’s needed to understand and convey your work: loglines, synopsis, structure, story, genres, characters, outlines, treatments, drafts, rewrites, polishes, adaptations, format documents. You’ve read all the books, posts, articles, etc. ad nauseam. – You want to write. Continuously. And you do. You actually sit down alone…

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