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The Hollywood Pitching Bible: A Practical Guide to Pitching Movies and Television Paperback – June 28, 2013
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"Nine companies passed on the LIAR, LIAR pitch before my then-partner and I sold it four years later. If I'd read this book back then, we might have sold it four years earlier. Every job I've gotten -- original or rewrite -- I've gotten from a pitch. This is the best book I've read about the process."
The expanded second edition is even better.
I broke in by selling a pitch to TBS way back in 2001. I still remember that day. How nervous I was. In hindsight, I was lucky to sell my pitch at all, as I'm pretty sure I just rambled along with no thought to how my story was being presented to Tana Nuegent Jamison, the then head of the network. If only I'd had this book back then, I think I would have probably wet my pants a lot less and had far more confidence in what I was doing.
This book has everything a writer looking to break into the business can ask for. It's concise, well-written and clearly explains the reasoning behind the unwritten "rules" of Hollywood. After more than 15 years of having an agent and being "in the business", reading "The Hollywood Pitching Bible" still felt like a lightbulb going off over my head. This is an essential part of any writer's library.
Ask yourself a question: "Is the price of this book worth the career I want?"
Then listen to your answer.
Jeff Sherwood, Member Writers Guild of America
I highly recommend this for anyone looking to enter the film business; however, reading the book once won't be enough to master the material. In fact an entire semester of being taught by these two is a humbling experience in learning the challenge of what it takes to make for a good pitch. Pitching is not easy, but this book will demystify a significant amount of the process and alleviate a substantial amount of fear/overwhelming anxiety in seeking out a career future within the show business.
Overall, this is a great first edition packed full of useful information that can only enhance one's abilities, knowledge, and career!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A must-buy book for both screenwriter and producer. Pitching is the key to sell your script.Published 11 months ago by Chenge Zhang
Trust me. You must buy this book. This is the best book to learn the skill of PITCHING.Published 12 months ago by Kyu Yeol Choi
This is an amazing book, not just for pitching, but for learning how the business works. I loved the fact that the writers spent time talking about how to choose material, which... Read morePublished 24 months ago by ShellyH
Well, I had really hope this would be a great resource for information, but found it to offer more generalities than specifics. Read morePublished on May 1, 2014 by Belinda B.
This book is informative and up to date. Having the perspective of both sides, the writer and producer, we see how an experienced writer thinks as well as what a producer would be... Read morePublished on April 28, 2014 by Mark