By Eden H. Wurmfeld
Subsidized via the assets of self sustaining characteristic Project/West, co-authors Nicole Shay LaLoggia and Eden H. Wurmfeld have written the definitive good value construction guide. utilizing examples from the Swingers and Kissing Jessica Stein, this entire handbook deals the self sufficient filmmaker a unmarried quantity reference masking each point of constructing a movie: script rights and rewrites, financing, breakdown, scheduling and budgeting, pre-production, creation, postproduction, and distribution. A source advisor directory priceless references and companies, in addition to a thesaurus, whole this consultant. The significant other CD-ROM good points interviews with vital figures within the self sustaining movie undefined, together with Billy Bob Thornton and Ang Lee. varieties which are illuminated within the textual content also are incorporated at the CD for ease of use. the recent version is up-to-date with thorough insurance of electronic and HD-how to make a decision which to shoot on, what the monetary effect is, and the impression on preproduction. there's additionally a brand new bankruptcy on distribution and extended fabric on postproduction. *Learn how one can make and distribute your self sufficient movie from skilled producers*Includes a CD-ROM with interviews with top self sufficient filmmakers corresponding to Billy Bob Thornton and Ang Lee in addition to often used creation types in reusable template format*Extensive source consultant of references, corporations, and phrases
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Writing a good synopsis is not easy, especially when you are close to the material. Remember, you do not have to be true to every plot detail. Inevitably, you will have to leave some things out. Ask someone you trust to read the draft of your synopsis for both style and content. Try to limit your synopsis to one or two pages. The following is an example of a synopsis. Kissing Jessica Stein is a fresh take on the subject of sex and the single girl. When we ﬁrst meet Jessica—a sensitive but neurotic New York journalist—she is at the end of her emotional rope.
More likely than not, when you pitch your project to an executive he or she in turn will have to pitch it to someone else—a colleague, a boss, a banker. If your pitch is vivid, memorable, and clear, it will pass the telephone test. Remember, you do not need to be true to all of the details of your story. The key is to aim for what will draw the listener in and leave him or her wanting to know more. High-concept stories are usually the easiest to pitch, and character-driven tales are the most difﬁcult to sum up.