I Liked It, Didn't Love It Free Book Signing Event
The most commonly used rejection line spewed by studio executive honchos when passing on a script is, “I liked it, didn’t love it.”
What happens to your screenplay or novel when it leaves your hands and is submitted to a studio or production company?
What does “in development” really mean?
Rona Edwards and Monika Skerbelis answer those questions and more in this newly revised, greatly expanded 3rd edition of their critically acclaimed book I Liked It, Didn't Love It, long considered the quintessential bible on development. A required textbook at universities worldwide for writing, producing, and development courses, the book sheds light on the inner workings of the feature film and TV development process; who all the players are and how they fit together as content creators at film studios, TV networks, agencies, and production companies. They tackle how to find new ideas, what it takes to be a development executive or a story analyst, tips on pitching, and how television and the Internet is changing & evolving, creating greater opportunities for storytellers. Edwards Skerbelis inspire and share tools to navigate the new frontiers of story.
Join authors Rona Edwards an Monika Skerbelis for a free book signing event at The Writers Store, Saturday July 23rd 11:00AM - 1:00PM
“Monika and Rona’s book breaks down the nuts and bolts of feature film development, opening a window onto an all-too opaque subject. It’s an aspiring development executive’s primer, required reading for anyone interested in how studio movies really get made.” —— Nina Jacobson, Producer, The Hunger Games, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and former President, Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group
“I loved it (didn’t just like it). This book literally explains everything an aspiring screenwriter or filmmaker needs to know, and in a way that’s constructive, specific, and consistently interesting to read. Rona and Monika have a voice that engages you without being patronizing, that informs you without being stodgy, that enlightens you without being over your head...I wish this book had been around when I was starting out — it would have saved me years.” —— David Madden, President, Fox Television Studios, Producer, Save the Last Dance, Something the Lord Made
“...An incredibly useful navigational tool in your journey through
‘development hell’...whether as a writer, producer or executive.” —— Produced By magazine
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Meet the Author: Monika Skerbelis
Monika Skerbelis is a former studio executive and co-author of the critically acclaimed books, “I Liked It, Didn’t Love It: Screenplay Development from the Inside Out” and "The Complete Filmmaker's Guide to Film Festivals: Your All Access Pass to Launching Your Film on the Festival Circuit". She is the programming director for The American Pavilion's Emerging Filmmaker ...
Meet the Author: Rona Edwards
A graduate of California Institute of the Arts, RONA EDWARDS became Vice President of Creative Affairs for multiple Emmy-winner John Larroquette (Night Court), Academy-Award Winner Michael Phillips Productions (The Sting, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Taxi Driver) and Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated Producer Fern Field (Monk, Heartsounds) before she was dragged kicking and screaming into the world of independent producing. As a Producer, she Co-Produced and/or Executive Produced One Special Victory (NBC) starring John Larroquette, The Companion (USA/SyFi CHANNEL) directed by Gary Fleder, I Know What You Did (ABC) starring Rosanna Arquette...