Ken Rotcop, the acknowledged Grand Master of Pitching, is the creator and owner of PitchMart— Hollywood’s biggest screenplay pitch event for writers and development executives. His screenwriting workshop was the subject of a feature-length documentary, Talk Fast, which has won various film festival awards. STARZ network produced a two-part series on Ken Rotcop, Pitching Guru.
As a screenwriter, Rotcop’s most prestigious production (which he both wrote and produced) was For Us, the Living: The Story of Medger Evers which starred Laurence Fishburne. Among the honors the film received were the Writers Guild Award, the Neil Simon Award, and the NAACP Image Award.
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The phone rang.
It was a big shot producer from a major studio. "Hey, Ken, I love what you've done! What a great idea! I'm gonna steal it from you."
Was he talking about on... (read more)
"I'm gonna write a screenplay"
"I've got this great idea for a story. I'm really excited"
"Go for it."
"Except, I've got this problem."
"I stare at my computer and all it does is stare back at me!"
"Have you tried using the keys on the keyboard?"
"I'm being serious. What's the secret for starting a screenplay? ... (read more)