- Paperback: 245 pages
- Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions; Second Edition, Revised edition (May 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1932907912
- ISBN-13: 978-1932907919
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 45 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,153,148 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Script Selling Game- 2nd edition: A Hollywood Insider's Look at Getting Your Script Sold and Produced Second Edition Second Edition, Revised Edition
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The Script-Selling Game is like having a mentor in the business who answers your questions and provides you with not only valuable information, but real-life examples on how to maneuver your way through the Hollywood labyrinth. While the first edition focused mostly on film and television movies, the second edition includes a new chapter on animation and another on utilizing the Internet to market yourself and find new opportunities, plus an expansive section on submitting for television and cable.
About the Author
Kathie Fong Yoneda has worked in film and television for more than 30 years. She has held executive positions at Disney, Touchstone, Disney TV Animation, Paramount Pictures Television, and Island Pictures, specializing in development and story analysis of both live-action and animation projects. Kathie is an internationally known seminar leader on screenwriting and development and has conducted workshops in France, Germany, Austria, Spain, Ireland, Great Britain, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, and throughout the U.S. and Canada. For story consultations and workshops/speaking engagements, please visit Kathie on Facebook or at her website at www.kathiefongyoneda.com.
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I bought this book back in 2005. This book is divided into 4 Sections:
I. The development of script ideas and preparing for the business of selling scripts
II. Advice on Meetings and Pitches (that is if you ever get your foot in the door!)
III.The Do's and Don'ts of Submissions (I think that logically, this section should come before the "Advice and Meetings" section-But, What do I know though? I never sold a script)
IV. Basically, this deals with the Marketing side of Script Writing
This softcover book was published in 2002, so it is dated and I'm sure it is information that you can find for free on the internet now.
Why I Read It: I've always been interested in screenwriting, and I was interested in reading about the process of getting a screenplay sold and actually made into a movie.
What I Liked About It: There are a couple places in the beginning where the author communicates the ideas of the chapter through screenplay format, and I thought that was very helpful. She does a great job of explaining the terms that movie executives use, which she shows is incredible useful when you're meeting with movie execs. She describes just what to do if you're fortunate enough to get a meeting and how to pitch your story in different ways. She outlines the reasons why a script might be passed, and there's some great advice on creating opportunities for yourself. One of the most helpful parts is toward the beginning when she describes the considerations a writer must take when writing a script, such as the number of characters in the story, the special effects requirements, the stunt requirements, and more, These are things that screenwriters may not often think about when they're pitching their stories because when you're writing, you're not thinking budget; you're imagining all that could happen in your story. The Script-Selling Game is a helpful guide for screenwriters who hope to sell their work to Hollywood.
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If you're starting out, if you're struggling to break in or make the most of your connections, if you just need to know what your next step should be, Kathie Fong Yoneda's book is absolutely essential reading.