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If you have finished working a script and polished it until it is the best that it can be it may be time for something else. Time to look for a movie producer. If you have a script that is ready to be made you do not have to wait for Hollywood to come to you. Instead, you can be proactive and search out movie producers to get your movie made and on the screen!
Finding contact info for movie producers is easy than you think.
You need to go to the Writers Store website, or stop by the store if you are in Los Angeles, and get a copy of the most current issue of the Hollywood Creative Directory. It is updated twice yearly – in February and September.
The Hollywood Creative Directory has contact info for Hollywood producers, production companies and executives.
Look through the book to search for producers with credits similar to that of your script. The book will let you know if the producer takes unsolicited queries or not. If they allow it, send a query letter with your pitch to any producer you are interested in.
Expect a long response time. If you haven’t heard anything in a couple of months, send out a pitch to the next producer on your list. Eventually you may get lucky and get that script made!
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If you do not have a copy of the Hollywood Creative Directory yet then you need to get one now! They are on sale for only $49.95 at The Writer’s Store! But you have to hurry as it is only onsale through 7/31/09!!
Why do you need the Hollywood Creative Directory? It lists contact info for producers, production companies and other places you can send your script out to all over town. If you are ready to send out your screenplay then this is a must have! In fact, I just ordered the latest copy myself!
Let’s face it – Final Draft is not cheap and there are other things you could use that money for. So, what is a broke screenwriter to do?
Easy. Look for cheaper or free alternatives.
The Screenwright(R) screenplay formatting template is the perfect example of this. And it is for Open Office, which is a totally free alternative to Microsoft Office. And one of the best things about Open Office is that you can turn your document into a PDF for free as well!
So, if you are a broke screenwriter looking for guidance when it comes to screenplay formatting, why not check out this free resource. It sure beats paying for Final Draft!
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Have you been contemplating ordering up some script coverage? If so, then you know that it can be a pricey little service. So, is it a necessary service? If so, when do you need it?
I think if you can find a place that has a reputation of offering quality script coverage, then it is worth it. But it is only worth it if you have a script that you think it as polished as possible. That way you are sending out your very best. And in return you will get a pro’s opinion. Just remember, that at it’s core it is still just an opinion.
Yesterday I came across a site that you may or may not know about. It is called Screenwriting Goldmine. And I am specifically referring to the forums on the site. If you have been looking for a forum that is all about screenwriting you might want to give it a look over. I glanced at it briefly. It was not a super busy forum, but it might be just what some of you are looking for. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section.
Are you working on a television show script for one of those contests that makes you write a script from a show that is currently on the air? If so, you might want to check out Fancast as a resource for your TV shows.
I have not had a lot of time to check it out myself yet, but there are a lot of TV shows on there for free. And they have full episodes of these shows too. However, it does not appear that every network is taking part in this. But this might prevent you from having to buy dvds of a show that you might be writing a script for. And at a minimum it is a great way to watch your fave TV shows for free online.
In case you are subscribing to the content of this site by feed reader or email you might want to have a look at the site. You see, I have added a new page – a Resources page! Yes, that is correct, resources for budding screenwriters.
The page is by no means complete. I will be updating it as I come across new links that I find to be valuable.
If you have a link that you think would be a good addition to the resources page be sure to let me know. You can leave it in the comments. Or you can drop me an email at screenwritingmofo AT gmail DOT com.