Packed with practical and creative advice, this edition explains everything one needs to know to make his or her indelible mark as a TV freelance format creator. Contrary to what many people think, this exciting and potentially profitable industry is accessible to everyone.
Release on 2004-04-01 | by Jonathan Koch,Robert Kosberg
How to Sell Your TV Show and Movie Ideas
Author: Jonathan Koch,Robert Kosberg
Pubpsher: Linden Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
Two successful movie and TV producers provide the reader with the tools needed to create, develop, and sell ideas to Hollywood. Producers Jonathan Koch (""Beyond the Glory"") and Robert Kosberg (Deep Blue Sea) are known as the ""Kings of Pitch."" They currently have more than a dozen projects in development at major studios, including projects with Josh Lucas, Tobey Maguire, and Katherine Heigl.
"Blows the lid on so many TV secrets" Tom Archer, Controller Factual, BBC "If every first-time producer read this before pitching a program, I guarantee a greater success rate" Gary Lico, President/CEO, CABLEready, USA In recent years there has been an explosion of broadcast and cable channels with a desperate need for original factual/reality programming to fill their schedules: -documentaries, observational series, makeover formats, reality competitions. Yet television executives receive a daily avalanche of inappropriate pitches from pushy, badly prepared producers. Only 1 in 100 proposals are considered worth a second look, and most commissioners never read past the first paragraph. Greenlit explains how to develop, research, pitch and sell your idea for any type of factual or reality television show. It gives the inside track on: * What channel executives are really looking for in a pitch, * The life stories of hit factual shows such as The Apprentice, Deadliest Catch and Strictly Come Dancing * Advice from channel commissioners, development producers and on-screen talent on both sides of the Atlantic. * Eleven steps that will increase your chance of winning a commission In a rapidly expanding TV market, Greenlit is packed with resource lists, sample proposals, case studies and exercises designed to boost your skills and develop commission-winning proposals.
How to find develop, pitch, and sell your ideas for films to the movie studios, from the man Sherry Lansing calls “the best idea man in Hollywood”. How to Sell Your Idea to Hollywood gets to the very heart of the script: the idea. A mere idea can land you fame, fortune and status. At the very least, it can be your way into the movie business. This book can show you just how powerful an idea can be in Hollywood. Ideas are not a dime a dozen...great ideas are one in a million. Even if you cannot write a script, you can definitely come up with an idea. Once you have an idea, you can use that idea as leverage to get yourself into the movie game. If your main goal is to be a screenwriter, you still need to start with a good idea, which can help you make a deal to write your script for a studio (or you might choose to just sell your idea or your story). Successful producer Robert Kosberg has never met anyone who didn’t have an idea. And this book will help you to learn how to find ideas, create ideas and pitch them to the right people. You’ll also learn what a high concept idea is and most importantly, how to get your ideas to the right people. Remember...you control the rights to your own ideas and that’s why ideas are so powerful. How to Sell Your Idea to Hollywood encourages people at all levels who are attempting to get their break in the business. It has everything you need to know to sell your ideas to the movies. If you never thought you had something to offer the movie business...you do!
Starting today, you no longer have to live through the gossip news of your favorite celebrities because you can turn your own life into the same star-driven celebrity marketing machine through The Fame Game. Seen through the eyes of an experienced Hollywood talent manager, The Fame Game will guide readers past the carefully crafted public relations images splashed across the pages of their favorite tabloids to reveal how today's hottest celebrities live, thrive, and flourish in the glamorous world of show business where the cameras are always on, the fans' gossip ricochets through all the popular social media networks, and the money flows in multi-million dollar deals based on nothing more than notoriety instead of talent. If you want to learn how Hollywood really works and how you can use the techniques of show business to market yourself into the next Hollywood sensation or just to promote yourself within your own line of work, you need to learn the secrets told in The Fame Game.
Completely revised and updated edition of this very popular and successful small business book The first edition of 201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business was hailed by management guru and author Tom Peters as "Brilliantly researched. Brilliantly written. A gem of priceless value on almost every page. Read. Inhale. Absorb. Great Stuff!" In this completely updated third edition of 201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business, renowned small-business expert and consultant Jane Applegate shares new, powerful, creative, simple, and proven approaches for building a better small business. Details how business owners can use online marketing and social networking more effectively Offers timely strategies for thriving in challenging economic times Includes scores of real-life success stories and all-new interviews with small-business owners, experts, and VIP's including Guy Kawasaki, Kay Koplovitz, and Michael Bloomberg It may be small, but your business is a big deal to you, your customers, and employees. 201 Great Ideas provides lively, practical strategies to help you manage, grow, and promote your business.
Cash In On Your Inventions, New Product Ideas, Software, Web Business Ideas, And More
Author: Harvey Reese
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
The classic guide to cashing in on your million-dollar idea Whether you've invented a great new product, or you have an ideafor an app, an online business, or a reality show, How toLicense Your Million Dollar Idea delivers the information youneed to snag a great licensing deal. Now in its third edition, thisbook has become the go-to source for budding inventors andentrepreneurs who have great ideas and want to cash in on themwithout putting themselves in financial risk. Licensing is the wayto make that happen and this book explains exactly how it'sdone. You'll get tested advice on how to protect your ideas and find alicensee for new products, apps, TV game shows, websites, software,and more. You'll also learn how to develop your creative thinkingskills and objectively evaluate your ideas. Explains how to protect your new idea with or without patentsand copyrights Directs you in finding the perfect person at the right companyand on how to prepare a presentation that gets you to a "yes" Reviews sample licensing contracts to help you understand whatyour creativity and achievement entitles you to You'll also read accounts from profitable inventors on their owngoof-ups and brilliant moves along their paths to success.
What’s YOUR story? In the hypercompetitive world of Silicon Valley, this question has replaced “What’s your pitch?” It’s another way of asking, “Who are you?” The art of the pitch is nothing short of a survival skill. If an entrepreneur can’t convince an investor in 10 minutes that a business idea has potential, that is often the end of it. If a project manager in a large enterprise can’t win support from other stakeholders, his or her project is at risk. You always need to be selling yourself, pitching your partners or your clients to work with you, or pitching what makes your new business an exciting and worthwhile investment. You may not realize it right now, but you do have a one-of-a-kind story to tell, one that makes you stand out from everyone else—a unique tale that makes you, your product, or your business unforgettable. In One Perfect Pitch, Marie Perruchet will help you discover it, hone it, and present it, so that you get buy-in from colleagues and potential investors. Learn: • How to mine the worst experiences of your life for your pitch • How to tell me, show me, and sign me up in one minute • How to make a good impression through any medium • The dos and don’ts of pitching etiquette—and how to correct common mistakes • The unspoken rules in Silicon Valley A former mentor at 500 Startups, where she was a pitching coach to world-changing companies at one of the largest incubators in the U.S., Perruchet shares her proven methodology, insider advice, and hands-on exercises. She provides a step-by-step framework that ensures you are pitch perfect whenever you need to sell an idea, a product, a business—or yourself. Marie Perruchet is the founder of One Perfect Pitch, a San Francisco-based consulting firm. Drawing on her experience as a BBC journalist and news correspondent, she works with business executives to shape their stories and deliver effective pitches. As a former mentor at 500 Startups, the largest accelerator program in the U.S., she helped prepare startup founders and entrepreneurs for Demo Day, when they pitch venture capital funds and angel investors. Her clients include multinationals, tech incubators and accelerators, startup founders and entrepreneurs, and portfolio companies. Perruchet also coaches C-level executives from around the world and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire, and Le Monde.