Get Your Screenplay Read And Sold
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Get Your Screenplay Read And Sold

Karel Segers shares from his 30+ years experience, and introduces you to professional screenplay marketing.
4.9 (9 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
61 students enrolled
Created by Karel Segers
Last updated 4/2017
English
Current price: $44 Original price: $200 Discount: 78% off
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 34 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Perform 7 critical revisions to your screenplay.
  • Polish your script to a professional, marketable standard.
  • Write a professional query letter, addressed to producers or agents.
  • Prepare and write a professional pitch for the Film and TV industry.
  • Deliver your pitch with confidence and without fear, to a professional audience.
  • Extend your industry network with relevant professionals, on an ongoing basis.
  • Increase the chances of finding a producer, agent, or buyer for your screenplay.
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Requirements
  • You need to have written at least one feature or television script.
  • You must have the desire to earn a living from your craft.
  • You need to set aside 15-30 minutes every day to dedicate to marketing your script - and yourself.
Description

Are you writing to get read? Most writers will say they do, but they really don'tThey 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!

What are you waiting for? Do you want to get your first screenwriting paycheck or not?

Let's get to work!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for beginning screenwriters who have never marketed or sold a script.
  • This course is for you if you are a screenwriter who struggles to get access to the market.
  • This is for you if you are a pro who wants to make the pitching process more effortless.
Curriculum For This Course
31 Lectures
01:16:49
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Once You Were A Screenwriter.
3 Lectures 04:27

Before You Do Anything - Understand The Nature Of This Course
00:43

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Perfect Your Screenplay - The 7-Pass Revision Program.
9 Lectures 17:56
Introduction To The 7 Pass Program
02:12

The Antagonist Pass
02:59

The Supporting Character Pass
01:54

The Theme Pass
02:26

The Tone Pass
02:38

The World Pass
01:46

The Rhythm Pass
01:42

The Polish Pass
02:06

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 - Cheat Sheet
00:13

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?

The 7-Pass Revision Program
1 question
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Abandon Your Screenplay - 3 Ways To Success
4 Lectures 06:42
When Is It Done?
02:10

Get It Sold - Getting It Made Is A Bonus
01:22

Produce It Yourself - If You Can Get Things Done
01:40

Get It Read - Your Script As A Writing Sample
01:30

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.

The future of your screenplay
1 question
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Market Your Screenplay - And Yourself
3 Lectures 07:34
Market Yourself
01:56

Three Cases
02:48

Always Be Networking
02:50
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Write The Quintessential Query - And Send It Out
5 Lectures 18:02

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.

Preview 03:13

Who Are Your Targets?
02:32

Building Your Contact List
03:04


Follow Up
05:10
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Pitch Your Project - And Shine Like A Pro
4 Lectures 18:29
What To Include In Your Pitch
06:20

Preparing Yourself
05:05

Pitching With Your Body
03:09

Pitch With Your Mind
03:55

Do you remember what matters when you prepare for a pitch?

Preparing for a pitch
1 question
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Video Pitching - And Pitching Videos
2 Lectures 01:42
The Vault Of Video Pitches
01:02

Pitching In The Movies
00:40
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Final Words - Keep Taking Action
1 Lecture 01:57
Rinse and repeat
01:57
About the Instructor
Karel Segers
4.9 Average rating
9 Reviews
61 Students
1 Course
Pro Screenwriting Coach, Story Analyst, Lector and Producer

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.