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By Barbara Freedman Doyle

 This ebook is for someone attracted to the enterprise of breaking into the flicks. examine who the main avid gamers are in terms of getting a film made and the way to navigate the politics of filmmaking from begin to end, from first pitch to filling motion picture seats.

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40 SECTION I First Steps (Before You Even Think of Shooting) If you don’t like reading or are an unusually slow reader, avoid applying for anything in either the development or production departments. Go for an area where you’ll shine. 15. Don’t suck up to your boss, but if you know there’s something he or she is interested in and you see something about it, cut it out and bring it in. It may or may not be appreciated but it will be noted that you’re listening. 16. Don’t ever ask when you can go home.

Realize that this time, it’s not happening for you. Say thank you and move on. The person listening may like you but not your idea. You might ask if there’s time for you to pitch a second idea, or he or she may ask you if you have anything else. ” You’ve probably seen films about the movie business where someone describes an idea using an elevator pitch. The 30-second pitch is a teaser, a shortcut. 27 Dresses meets The Hangover. Lord of the Rings meets 300. The Parent Trap meets Spy Kids. Some industry veterans have their pitches down to five words.

Don’t take it to heart and don’t argue about it. Not everybody likes everything. Ideas are cheap. Investing in an idea is not. If you can’t tell your story effectively, why would they think you could write or find someone else to write it effectively? A quick pitch should communicate the feel of the world of the idea. Your audience should know immediately whose story it is and what the main character wants, the set-up and the obstacles. The highlights. The pitch should be compelling, funny if it’s a comedy, intriguing if it’s a mystery.

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