Are you writing to get read? Most writers will say they do, but they really don't. They don't even know exactly what to do in order to achieve success.
I will teach you the exact steps to get your script out in the world - and be noticed.
I will show you how to prepare your script for a marketing round. It will look better than you had ever imagined!
You will learn how to address readers, how write a query letter, and finally: how to prepare a kickass pitch!
I'll even show you how to deliver your pitch in a way that increases your chances of success!
This is not a watch-twenty-hours-of slides type of course. It's an ACTION course. You'll dive straight into the deep end!
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Once you have worked through the seven passes, download the 7-Pass Checklist from the resources, and read Ted Hope's article "Ten Things To Do Before You Submit A Script".
The 7-Pass Program focuses on aspects of your writing style, as well as a few of the main characters. Do you remember which characters I mentioned in the lecture? Good. But the question is: which one did I NOT include in the 7-Pass Program?
If you put in the hard work, your script will open doors. This can happen in a variety of ways, and in this section we discussed a few.
After watching the video, you may download the original query letter I received more than 15 years ago, for the first SAW film. With its 8th instalment, the franchise started by James Wan and Leigh Wannell is about to cross the billion dollar box office threshold in 2017.
Do you remember what matters when you prepare for a pitch?
Karel Segers wrote his first produced screenplay at age 17. Today he is a story consultant, writer and producer, with experience in film rights acquisition, development and production. Karel is also a certified teacher whose lectures have inspired students in Australia, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. His clients include award-winning filmmakers, of which three Oscar-nominees. Karel is the founder of The Story Department and Logline It, and ranks among the world's most influential people for screenwriting on social media.