The million dollar question for writers living outside of LA is: “Do I have to move there?”
I say “yes.” This is not meant to dash dreams. Without dreams, you can’t have optimism and hope. What ...read more
Posted at 07 Apr, 2014 |
By: Colin Costello | Categories: Selling, The Biz
Recently I was in a pitch meeting with a screenwriter. Though he was brand new to the business, he was doing a great job of selling himself and his project. His story concept was strong. The execution was solid. The character...read more
Hello! I know you're a busy film professional. I understand that you spend eight or even 10 hours a day in the office. I also get that your work duties require that you read a script at home every night, and several over the ...read more
One of the most common pitch tactics is “The Hollywood Cross” - a comparison of the script being pitched to other movies which have already been made.
While this is a tactic I am supportive of, it also has its po...read more
“The Best!” “Oscar-worthy!” “Hilarious!"
When pitching, try to avoid these types of superlatives at all costs when pitching. Why? Because the quality of your writing is for me to evaluate.
I do...read more
I get a godly amount of query letters sent to me via VPF. This is to be expected, and why I signed up.
Of course, some stand about above the rest.
I think the MOST important detail to include is…your own. Meaning, y...read more
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