Breaking into the Business: Effective Strategies for Launching a Screenwriting Career
ABOUT THE WEBINAR
A well-executed spec script is required to break into the business, yet agents and managers constantly report that the vast majority of scripts submitted for consideration aren’t even close to being strong enough. The truth is that most writers waste valuable time writing scripts with little to no chance at success without knowing it.
In the past two years, Corey Mandell has had 47 students and clients sell or option scripts with dozens more landing writing assignments. In this live webinar, he will teach you the specific skills and tools his students and clients have used to write a spec script and break into the business. He will also discuss what agents and managers are looking for in today’s marketplace.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
- How to write a script that captures a reader’s attention
- Why most scripts are rejected
- What type of scripts stand out and get noticed
- How to know if your script is ready to be read by an industry pro
- How to get your script in front of the right people
- What agents and managers are looking for
- How to avoid the mistakes that can sink your chances
- When and if you should pay someone for notes
WHO SHOULD LISTEN?
- Writers who are looking for real tools to make their scripts unique and desirable
- Writers who want an agent or manager
- Writers who are about to go out in the industry with a screenplay
- Writers who have had their script rejected
- Writers who are about to start writing a new screenplay
- Writers who are about to rewrite their script
- Anyone who is new to screenwriting and wants to start out on the right foot
The Writers Store does not offer any refunds for the webinar. All sales are final.
- Instructor Corey Mandell
- Date available: 04/01/2013
- Publication date: 04/01/2013
- Return policy: This item is not eligible for return.
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Meet the Instructor: Corey Mandell
Corey Mandell is an award-winning screenwriter who has written projects for Ridley Scott, Wolfgang Peterson, Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, John Travolta, Warner Bros, Universal, 20th Century Fox, Working Title, Paramount, Live Planet, Beacon Films, Touchstone, Trilogy and Walt Disney Pictures. Corey teaches at UCLA as well as private workshops. His students have gone on to sell or option scripts to Warner Brothers, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Disney, Fox, Fox 2000, MGM, Universal, Showtime, FX, USA Network, AMC, NBC, CBS, MTV and HBO. Others have been staffed on such shows as Community, Justified, Bones, BoJack Horseman, Playing House, Marvel's Agents ...