SCREENWRITING: THE $100,000 SALE (Learn Script Secrets, Tricks & Costs)

$100,000 SCRIPT SALE (Treatment & 2 Drafts)

Hollywood, according to union minimum rules, pays approx. $100,000 (see below) for a Treatment and 2 Drafts (1st Draft & Final Draft) to hire a writer to write a script based off an idea they have or a book or real life story they optioned.

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QUESTION: So what do you think they’ll offer you when you come to them with the finished script that,

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CANNES & SUNDANCE DEALS (6 Distribution Offers. Pick 1. I like #s 2 & 4)

FILM FESTIVALS and DEALMAKING

For a filmmaker, with an independent film, the purpose of a Film Festival, other than social validation, is to demonstrate to distributors (assuming their Acquisition Executives are in attendance) that your film is (A) Marketable, (B) Sells Out screenings, (C) Makes Money,  (D) most important, has “Buzz”…. so you may get some cash (E) to pay back your investors and (F) launch your career.

Straight. Honest. To-the-Point.

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(A) MARKETABLE: You’re accepted to Sundance,

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MOVIE MONEY: THE BIG 6 (Packaging Agents Make Big Commissions… My Agent is with #2)

HOLLYWOOD PACKAGING AGENTS:

WME-CAA   ICM-JBerg (William Morris Endeavor, Creative Artists Agency & International Creative Management are mega-packaging agencies that hate each other)

What is a Packaging Agent and how is it different from a Talent Agent or a Literary Agent?

Simple. Packaging Agents get 5% commission.

Talent & Literary Agents get 10-15% commission.

So why would anyone want to be a Packaging Agent?

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SHORTS ARE DUMB… 6 REASONS (You’ll Love #4 “Awards” & #6 “Money”)

SHORTS ARE DUMB (6 Reasons)

Let’s Cut-To-The-Chase: Want to make money making movies?

I’m sure the answer is “Yes” or “Yep” and if you’re from England you’d answer “Blimey…I didn’t know you could” and if from Australia your mates would go “Good on you”.

Now back to money: Wanna make money making movies… Then DON’T MAKE A BLOODY SHORT.

Question: Why?

Answer: RTFB (Read The F*ckin’ Blog)

FILM SHOOT-3 Back to “6 Reasons Not To Make A Short”.

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FILM MARKETS, LIKE CANNES, ARE ALL BUSINESS (AFM Cost Me $17,620 & I Profited $120,380… Learn How.)

FILM MARKETS ARE NOT FILM FESTIVALS

There are Film Festivals and there are Film Markets.

Festivals and Markets have absolutely nothing in common and you must know the difference.

First, Film Festivals are about “Fluff & Awards”, with an underlining fairy tail hope that you will either be Discovered or secure a Distributor.

Film Festivals are social functions, parties, community happenings with screenings, cocktails, rah-rah speeches and awards… They’re part of the art world.

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YOU WANNA PRODUCE? (OK, There are 5 Types… Which one are you?)

What’s a Producer? The 5 Types.

So you want to produce? You have this great idea, but you don’t want to direct, and you’re not the writer, but you have great ideas and are sure they’ll be Box Office Boffo hits… so you guess you’re the producer.

Okay, but which type are you?

And do you even know the differences?

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HOLLYWOOD IS HIRING (Over 1,000 Movie Jobs at Warners, Sony & Disney… Click & Apply)

HOLLYWOOD IS HIRING

Want your first Movie, TV or Digital Job at a Movie Studio?

Then apply but please be realistic.

Always remember if you interview and say “I want to be a Producer“, or, “I love Hollywood“, or “I have ideas” or “I just want to Direct“, or “I want to change the world“… the interview will be instantly over,

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WANT TO DIRECT. LEARN SPIELBERG’S SECRET (It’s Simple… Get a Master & 2-Pops… Huh?)

SPIELBERG, HITCHCOCK & BERGMAN’S DIRECTING SECRET

Want to Direct? Then learn the Directing basics.

This is a Re-Post of my Monday’s Blog that went viral (was told “it trended”) and I’ve opted to reconfirm the info with a Re-post for those who didn’t read it on Monday.

Making a Movie is like building a Building. After the Blueprint (aka: script) get the Floor & Walls how you layout/design the floor &

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MOVIE MONEY (The Formula: The $200 Million Secret… Now, Follow the Formula)

THE MOVIE MONEY FORMULA

Want $200,000,000? Of course you do. And financing a $200 Million Studio Feature film is absolutely not difficult when you apply common-sense and use the very simple (see below) Hollywood Financing Formula.

THE FORMULA is…

$20,000 = $200,000 = $2,000,000 = $20,000,000 = $200,000,000

Huh?

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Be patient, give me 3-minutes and you’ll understand.

THE HOLLYWOOD FINANCING FORMULA

Simple Point: Financing a Studio Feature Film,

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ACTORS: LAUNCH YOUR CAREER (Your 1st Job, The Thespian’s Secret of 1 Cattlecall & 2 Callbacks)

ACTORS, CASTING DIRECTORS & YOUR 1st JOB

Attn Actors: Hollywood is looking for you.

Yo Actors stop listening to those alleged professionals, protecting their small niches, telling you how much training you need and the necessity of being in the actors union (aka: SAG or Screen Actors Guild) to be taken seriously at your craft.

Just get your bloody headshot ($50-$80 bucks), possibly a 2-4 minute Demo Tape ($300+/-), a list of Casting Directors (see 18 below) and bombs away.

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