Selling Your Story to the Hollywood Studio Market
Thursday, July 6, 2017 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Though the market for stories among the major Hollywood studios has greatly changed in the past five years, the mechanics of selling to this extremely lucrative market have not. Generally, stories are submitted to buyers by agents, literary managers, attorneys, producers, or stars. This webinar will help you understand (1) what the studio market wants to buy; (2) how to prepare your sales materials for this market; and (3) how to find your way to representation. Dr. Atchity will also cover expectations, contracts, the writer’s role in the business, and how to learn the nuts and bolts of Hollywood.
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About the Presenter: Dr. Ken Atchity (Ph.D Yale) believes in the power of stories to change the world. He’s produced over 30 films for television and cinema, including Hysteria, The Lost Valentine, Joe Somebody, The Amityville Horror: The Evil Escapes, and Warner Brothers’ forthcoming Meg (starring Jason Statham, directed by Jon Turtletaub). As a literary manager (“The Story Merchant”) he’s made hundreds of book and film deals for his clients, including nearly 20 New York Times bestsellers. He’s written two dozen books of nonfiction (A Writer’s Time, Write Treatments That Sell, and Sell Your Story to Hollywood) and fiction (The Messiah Matrix, Seven Ways to Die). After nearly 20 years as Fulbright professor of comparative literature at Occidental College, he assists writers reach dream career objectives in his five companies that deal with every facet of a writer’s career.