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Pitching Hollywood How to Sell Your TV and Movie Ideas

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ISBN-10: 1884956319

ISBN-13: 9781884956317

Edition: 2004

Authors: Jonathan Koch, Robert Kosberg, Tanya Meurer Norman

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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Quill Driver Books
Publication date: 4/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Foreword
Who We Are
Photocopying
Who You Are
Idea People
Selling Your Ideas as Property
How We Created Our Positions
What Is "High Concept"?
Low Concept
What if It's Neither-Nor?
Back to High Concept
Sample High Concept Pitch
Start With a Good Idea
Freshness
Commercial Viability
Marketability
Timeliness
Demographics
Other Factors to Consider
Finding those Great Ideas
Ideas from Articles, Radio, TV
Ideas from Books
Public Domain
When Looking for and Generating Ideas, Keep in Mind
All-Time Worst Pitches
Good Examples of Bad Ideas
So, Did This Help?
Here's a List of Elements that Will Most Likely Make Your Idea Dead on Arrival
How Much Is My Idea Worth?
A Very Tough Question
Forms of Payment
Protecting Your Idea
Register Your Treatment
Mail It to Yourself
Be Mindful
Be Concise and Specific
Pitch It Everywhere
Preparing Your Pitch
Titles
Anatomy of a Pitch
Film Treatments
Reality Show Treatments
Treatments for Game Shows
Treatments for Hybrid Shows: Competitive Reality Shows
Treatments for Documentary/Biography Shows
Treatments for Soap Operas
Treatments for News Magazines and Talkshows
Treatments for Dramas and Sitcoms: "Bibles"
Refining the Pitch
Getting into the Room
Where to Begin?
So You've Got a Good Idea, a Pitch, and the Numbers to Call: Now What?
If You Don't Live in L.A.
Once You Are In the Room
The Do's
The Don'ts
Staying Cool In Development Hell
What Is Development?
Why Does It Take So Long?
What's the Point?
Sample High Concepts, Synopses, and Treatments
Game Shows
Reality Shows
Reality-Game Show Hybrid
Movies
Glossary of Terms
References & Resources
Additional Reading
Index
About the Authors