Whether on the telephone or at writers’ conferences, film festivals and pitch fests, writers repeatedly face the challenge of having only a minute or two to convince the people in power to read their work. This proven approach to revealing the key commercial components of a story in a succinct, powerful way will insure that agents, producers or publishers will insist on seeing any writer’s screenplay or manuscript. Among the many insights included are:
- The 8 Steps to a Powerful Pitch
- The Cardinal Rule of Pitching
- The 10 Essential Elements of Story
- Designing a Marketing Plan
- Pitching Other People’s Work
And much more, including “The Best Pitch I Ever Heard” : exclusive interviews with more than 40 top agents, publishers, film executives, novelists and screenwriters on what makes a successful pitch.