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Why Hollywood Executives Love Myths in Film Scripts

By John Halas 

For many aspiring film writers, one of the most frustrating things to pinpoint is what genre Hollywood executives are looking for. Do they want action? Drama? Comedy? All three?

Perhaps. That depends on the market and screenwriter's experiences and screenwriting specialty. But what Hollywood executives like and look for in film scripts is myth. A story's origin can be in some long-running myth, a main character can be centered around and focused on a myth, and so on and so forth. Whatever their implementation style, myths helps sell film scripts.

The reason? Hollywood executives are charged with selling movies not only to America but the world! Myths are universally relatable, culturally transformative, and widely recognized stories that won't get lost in translation, and that means more popularity and more profits for a film. Furthermore, a larger number of individuals will be able to find meaning in the movies with mythical elements, and this point will result in boosted long-term sales and meaning.

Adding elements of myth into an existing script isn't all that difficult, nor is adding myth into a script as it is being crafted. However, the benefits of doing so-which may truthfully determine whether or not a script is commissioned-are remarkable. To take advantage of mythical elements when writing a script, simply read through some old stories, legends, and tales, which can be found online with a click or two. A few minutes of effort in this way will prove valuable in the long run.

Myths might not be real, but their potential boost to film scripts is very real!

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Janis Joplin’s Original Band Big Brother & The Holding Company to Perform Rare Boston Concert with Founding Members Dave Getz and Peter Albin at Arlington's Regent Theatre Friday, August 11th

"50th Anniversary of The Summer of Love" Celebration Starts Night Before, Thursday, August 10th with Special Screening of Acclaimed Documentary "Janis: Little Girl Blue" with Getz & Albin Hosting Q&A

Grammy Hall of Fame legend Big Brother & The Holding Company makes a rare Boston appearance on its "50th Anniversary of The Summer of Love" mini-tour at Arlington's Regent Theatre on Friday, August 11th at 8pm. The band that launched the career of Janis Joplin, recorded Cheap Thrills the classic 1968 album that charted at #1 for eight weeks--and were pioneers of the San Francisco sound in the time of the Summer of Love--now features two original members, Peter Albin on bass and vocals, and Dave Getz on drums. The group will perform iconic songs such as "Piece of My Heart, "Me and Bobby McGee," "Ball & Chain," and so many others.

Big Brother & The Holding Company first performed in the Haight Ashbury district of San Francisco in 1965. After their appearances at the historic 1967 Monterey Pop Festival (they were the only act to perform twice that weekend), Joplin quickly became a phenomenon with Big Brother contributing significantly to her rise to international fame.

Big Brother’s current lead singer, Eileen Humphreys--one of the great Janis interpreters and blues singers without being an imitator--has the mind-blowing vocal chops required to do all of the Joplin classics with total authority and feeling, while Tom Finch, guitar/vocals, and Massachusetts resident Kate Russo, violin/keyboard/vocals, are dynamic, virtuoso musicians who bring their energy, style and understanding of the music to the band.

In addition to the concert on the 11th, The Regent will host a special screening of the Oscar-nominated, acclaimed documentary Janis: Little Girl Blue the night before, Thursday August 10th at 7:30pm. After the screening, Albin and Getz will host an audience Q&A at 9pm.

The historic Regent Theatre is located at 7 Medford St (off Mass Ave) in Arlington Center, minutes from Cambridge and Boston. The Regent is handicap and MBTA accessible with a large municipal parking lot across the street. Reserved seats for Big Brother & The Holding Company live in concert on 8/11 range from $25 to $50, and general admission for the film screening of Janis: Little Girl Blue on 8/10 are $10 in advance & $12 day of show. For tickets and more info visit www.RegentTheatre.com or call 781-646-4TIX (4849).


Bounce Announces New Comedy Series Grown Folks, Renews Saints & Sinners, Family Time, In The Cut

2017-18 Programming Slate Includes Exclusive Telecast of The Trumpet Awards 2018, Quarterly Ed Gordon Newsmagazine Specials, New Season of Premiere Boxing Champions on Bounce

Bounce -- the nation's fastest-growing television network designed for African-American audiences -- today announced an expansion of original programming heading into the 2017-18 television season, including the launch of an all-new comedy series, the renewals of three popular shows and more special event programming and live sports.

Bounce -- the nation’s fastest-growing television network designed for African-American audiences -- today announced an expansion of original programming heading into the 2017-18 television season, including the launch of an all-new comedy series - Grown Folks - the renewals of three popular shows - Saints & Sinners, Family Time and In The Cut - and more special event programming and live sports. Visit BounceTV.com for more information.

New Series

From the creator of In The Cut and Family Time, Bentley Kyle Evans, comes Grown Folks, a half-hour situation comedy about two blue-collar couples who share a duplex while navigating life, marriage and friendship. Grown Folks stars Gary "G-Thang" Johnson (Disaster Movie, Moneyball), Tracey Cherelle Jones (Don't Be a Menace to South Central, The Players Club, Baby Boy), Jay Phillips (Semi-Pro, Baby Mama, Prom Night) and Caryn Ward Ross (The Game, You Take the Kids). World premieres Tues. Oct. 3 at 9:30 p.m. (ET).

Renewed

Saints & Sinners , the mega-hit original drama series and #1 most-watched program in Bounce history, has been renewed for a third season. Cliffhangers will be resolved and new twists and turns will develop as viewers are brought back to Cypress, Georgia, the sleepy southern town outside Atlanta which is flooded with greed, deception, corruption, compromising sexual affairs and murder. The eight-episode season will be shot in the fall and will premiere in the spring of 2018. Vanessa Bell Calloway, Christian Keyes, Keith Robinson, Clifton Powell, J.D. Williams, Jasmine Burke, Demetria McKinney and Tray Chaney return. Saints & Sinners is produced in partnership with Swirl Film's Eric Tomosunas (Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story, 35 and Ticking,The Undershepard.)

Family Time , which returns for season five on Tues. Oct. 3 at 9:00 p.m., has been renewed for a sixth season. The hit sitcom comedically chronicles the lives of the Stallworth family, headed by the dad, a struggling general contractor played by Omar Gooding, and his wife, an unfulfilled stay-at-home mom portrayed by Angell Conwell. Tanjareen Thomas, Paula Jai Parker, Clayton Thomas, Bentley Kyle Evans, Jr. and Jayla Calhoun co-star.

In The Cut , whose new third season episodes are currently premiering Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET through the summer, has been renewed for a fourth season. Dorien Wilson stars as an accomplished entrepreneur and barbershop owner who is kept on his toes by KellitaSmith, the co-owner of the beauty salon next door and his love interest, with his son Ken Lawson and best friend John Marshall Jones involved in the hijinks. Season four will air in the summer of 2018.

2016-17 saw Bounce premiere new originals every week of the year. This season, Bounce will present a full-hour of two shows back-to-back with premiere episodes of Family Time and Grown Folks airing Tuesday nights 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. (ET) beginning Oct. 3.

Special Event Programming

The Trumpet Awards , the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, will world premiere January 2018. Bounce acquired all assets of The Trumpet Awards and now owns, produces and exclusively televises the star-studded gala.

The network's news magazine show, Ed Gordon, returns with new installments executive-produced and hosted by the Award-winning journalist Gordon.

Exciting live boxing with Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce returns this fall.


“THREE’S COMPANY” STARS REUNITE FOR THE ‘70s ROCK & ROMANCE CRUISE

Jenilee Harrison and Richard Kline To Host Classic TV Events Onboard With Antenna TV

Styx, Michael McDonald, America, Air Supply, War, The Guess Who, B.J. Thomas, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Badfinger featuring Joey Molland,  Poco, Abbey Road on the River presents Hal Bruce

All Perform On The Luxury Caribbean Cruise

March 3-March 8, 2018

Jenilee Harrison (Cindy Snow) and Richard Kline (Larry Dallas) of the groundbreaking sitcom “Three’s Company” will reunite on the ‘70s Rock & Romance Cruise this March. The duo will delight fans aboard the cruise as they host a spate of special events including a Classic ‘70s TV costume ball, powered by Antenna TV, and panel discussions in front of live audiences where they will reveal behind-the-scenes moments from one of the most popular and iconic television shows of the ‘70s. The ‘70s Rock & Romance Cruisealso features concerts by Styx (in a special appearance on 3/5/18), Michael McDonald, America, Air Supply, War, The Guess Who, B.J. Thomas, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Badfinger featuring Joey Molland, Poco, Abbey Road on the River presents Hal Bruce and more aboard the award-winning Celebrity Summit as it winds its way through the Caribbean from March 3-March 8, 2018. 

A special package for the ‘70s Rock & Romance Cruise has been created just for Antenna TV and ‘Three’s Company” fans, including an insider rate using the promo code ANTENNA. Call 800 914-6718 or visit http://rockandromancecruise.com/antenna.

“’Three’s Company’ was such an unconventional and innovative sitcom, it's heartwarming to see the show rediscovered by new generations of viewers,” says adds Richard Kline, who starred as Larry Dallas throughout the series’ entire run.  “I loved being a part of something so special, and I'm looking forward to sharing my memories of the cast, the set and the cultural phenomenon with everyone on the ‘70s Rock & Romance Cruise, it's not the Regal Beagle...it's better!"” 

"We had a heck of a good time making Three's Company, and it's incredibly touching to know that fans still love the show to this day," addsJenilee Harrison, who played roommate Cindy Snow. “We're looking forward to bringing that spirit to the cruise!”

Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting’s multicast network, currently airs “Three’s Company” weekdays at 5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT.

In addition to the panels and parties that Harrison and Kline will lead, guests on the ‘70s Rock & Romance Cruise will have the opportunity to attend special events all week long that bring them up close and personal with the artists onboard, including a wine and food pairing hosted by a top-rated sommelier, live game shows, behind the music Q&As, pool parties, unforgettable theme parties and intimate concerts with superstars of the era.  All will take place aboard the luxurious Celebrity SummitÒ, renowned for excellence in dining, deluxe cabins and stunning showrooms. Celebrity Cruises represent modern luxury in cruise lines, through sleek cruise ships and top-of-the-line amenities.Cabin fares start at $1499 include admission to all main stage shows, meals in main dining options and major parties.

For further information on the ‘70s Rock & Romance Cruise, please call 800 914-6718 and use the promo code “ANTENNA” or visit http://rockandromancecruise.com/antenna

About StarVista LIVE:

StarVista LIVE creates unique entertainment experiences that bring fans together to relive their favorite moments, create new memories, and enjoy unparalleled access to the superstars they love.  StarVista LIVE cruise events include, the Malt Shop Memories Cruise, the Soul Train Cruise, The Country Music Cruise,  Flower Power Cruise, ‘70s Rock & Romance Cruise,the Southern Rock Cruiseand Abbey Road on the River Festival. StarVista LIVE is a division of Direct Holdings Global. Direct Holdings Global is a leading multi-channel marketer with a broad portfolio of products and services, most notably associated with the success of the StarVista / Time Life brand, delivered with a commitment to excellence and integrity. Additional information about StarVista LIVE can be found at: www.StarVistaLIVE.com  facebook.com/StarVista-LIVE linkedin.com/company/starvista-live

About Antenna TV:

Antenna TV (http://www.antennatv.tv/) Tribune Broadcasting’s multicast network, launched on January 1, 2011 airs in 132 TV markets across the U.S. reaching 88% of TV households, including WPIX-TV (11.2) New York, KTLA-TV (5.2) Los Angeles, and WGN-TV (9.2) Chicago. On January 1, 2016, Antenna TV became the new home of “Johnny Carson.”  For local station information, please visit: http://antennatv.tv/channel-finder/


RLTV New Syndicated Special 'Still In The Game With Roland Martin' Premieres This Month

RLTV announced that Still in the Game with Roland Martin is premiering in syndication this month. The RLTV-commissioned show focuses on the second careers of some of the top professional athletes of our time.

In the premiere episode, Roland Martin interviews former WNBA star and Hall of Famer Nancy "Lady Magic" Lieberman and NFL Hall of Fame running back, Emmitt Smith. Martin explores their path to reinvention since leaving the pro-sports spotlight.

"Roland is an award-winning journalist and recognized leader and influencer in the African-American community," said Roy Ennis, General Manager at RLTV. "We are excited about working with him and sharing the inspiring stories of some incredible athletes."

"When our athletic heroes retire, they still are relatively young," said Martin. "I've always been fascinated how these ultra competitive people find something in their next professional life to match or exceed what they did in sports. Still In The Game will provide us a great window into their new life."

Still in the Game with Roland Martin is premiering on local stations nationwide and on WLS/ABC in Chicago on August 6 at 1:00PM ET. Still in the Game  is a production of JF Corp, Nu Vision Media, ACE MEDIA CORP, and RLTV and is Executive Produced by Roland Martin, Elliot Jacobson, Jay Feldman, and Andrea Holmes Thompkins. Allied Media Partners managed national syndication efforts.

About RLTV

The only cable network and online destination created specifically for adults 50+, RLTV (www.rl.tv) offers unique, inspiring programming that focuses on topics that matter to Generation 50+, from relationships, reinvention, rediscovering passions, to finances, health, and current events.

About Roland Martin

Martin is the host of TVOne's NewsOne Now with Roland Martin and the Senior News Analyst on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show. Martin is also an author and has written three books, including Speak, Brother! A Black Man's View of America.

About ACE MEDIA CORP.

Andrea's Communications Empire (ACE), founded by Andrea Holmes Thompkins in 2003, is a certified, minority-owned Women's Business Enterprise. ACE MEDIA CORP. is a Media Sales, Branding & Entertainment Rep Firm servicing the needs of advertisers to reach and influence a cross-cultural audience.

About Allied Media Partners

Allied Media Partners is a Washington, D.C. based TV, Motion Picture, Programming, and Syndication Company headed up by veteran TV syndicator Ed Baruch.


ASPIRE ACQUIRES TWO NOTABLE SERIES

The Hughleys and In Living Color Joining

the Network’s Lineup

Black PR Wire

Aspire (@TVaspire), the network that reflects, shares and celebrates the experiences of black culture and urban lifestyle, announced two major acquisitions today. The network has acquired The Hughleys and In Living Color in an agreement with Fox Studios. The Hughleys will premiere Saturday, August 5, with a marathon from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET before settling into its Monday – Friday timeslot from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET with additional airings on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET. In Living Color launches with a marathon Labor Day, Monday, September 4, from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET and then will air Monday – Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET, moving The Hughleys to 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET during the week. In Living Color will also air Mondays and Sundays from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET.

“We are thrilled to have The Hughleys and In Living Color join the Aspire line-up,” said Melissa Ingram, vice president and channel manager. “Both series were ahead of their time when they originally premiered and include themes and storylines that are still relevant today.  Aspire is excited to introduce a new generation to these timeless comedies as well as satisfy fans of the series who want to experience some of their favorite characters again.”

The Hughleys  follows Darryl Hughley, who owns his own vending machine business, moving from South Central to West Hills, a predominately white neighborhood within the San Fernando Valley. Darryl and his family try to adjust to living in an all-white area, at the same time trying to not forget who they are and where they came from. Darryl and Yvonne befriend their new neighbors Sally and Dave who are the polar opposite of Darryl. The series stars D.L. Hughley, Elise Neal, John Henton, Ashley Monique Clark, Dee Jay Daniels, Eric Allen Kramer and Marietta DePrima.

In Living Color, created by Keenan Ivory Wayans and starring Wayans siblings (Damon, Shawn, Marlon and Kim), is a sketch comedy series largely known as the launching pad for the careers of Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx, David Alan Grier, and Tommy Davidson, as well as Jennifer Lopez and Carrie Ann Inaba, who were part of the show's "Fly Girl" dancers .Popular recurring sketches include Homey D. Clown, the Homeboy Shopping Network, Men on Film and Great Moments in Black History.

About Aspire

Aspire is the television entertainment network from Earvin “Magic” Johnson that reflects the people and modern day experiences of black and urban culture in a way that is inspiring, authentic and entertaining. Aspire offers original scripted and reality series, specials and independent films as well as beloved dramas, contemporary comedies and provocative documentaries that allow you to connect and … see yourself here.  The network was launched on June 27, 2012 by Magic Johnson Enterprises, which acts as a catalyst for driving unparalleled business results for its partners and fosters community/economic empowerment by making available high-quality entertainment, products and services that answer the demands of ethnically diverse urban communities. Aspire is available in 24 of the top 25 African-American markets including New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.aspire.tv, facebook.com/AspireTV, @TVaspire on Twitter and @TVaspire on Instagram.

About Magic Johnson Enterprises

Magic Johnson Enterprises acts as a catalyst for driving unparalleled business results for its partners and fosters community/economic empowerment by making available high-quality entertainment, products and services that answer the demands of ethnically diverse urban communities. For more information, visit http://magicjohnson.com/enterprises



UMC – Urban Movie Channel Continues Fall Out Friday Slate With More Original Comedy Series

Flex Alexander Hosted Comedy Series Lawd Have Mercy

Second Season of Stand-up Comedy Show, The Comedy Underground Series, Hosted by Red Grant

Following the recent announcement of UMC – Urban Movie Channel's new original comedy series, The Rich and the Ruthless, UMC is keeping the laughs coming this summer with more original comedy series as part of its annual "Fall Out Fridays" summer lineup. The first variety series coming to UMC, Lawd Have Mercy, is a Sunday church service version of America's Funniest Home Videos hosted by Flex Alexander (Single Ladies, Girlfriends) and comedian/writer Buddy Lewis (Real Husbands of Hollywood). Greenlit for a second season, The Comedy Underground Series initially premiered on UMC in 2015. The returning series, which kicks off with new host Red Grant, spotlights some of the world's funniest comedic talent and rising stars. Lawd Have Mercy will premiere on Friday, August 4, 2017, followed by the return of The Comedy Underground Series on Friday, August 11, 2017. New episodes for both series will be added weekly through Labor Day weekend.

Urban Movie Channel (UMC)

Hosted by Flex Alexander along with co-host Buddy Lewis, Lawd Have Mercy is a video clip show that takes a lighthearted look at faith and religion. Produced by former Major League Baseball player Kenny Lofton and his producing partner Brenton Earley under their production company FilmPool, the new variety series showcases some of the most righteously funny videos on the internet today with the help of the Lawd Have Mercy gospel choir. "UMC is the perfect home for "Lawd Have Mercy," says Brenton Earley. "When the creator Lee House brought us the idea, we knew we had a home run. With Flex already attached, we knew adding Buddy and the LHM Choir would make it a Grand Slam," says Kenny Lofton. Craig Hall, Theida Salazar and Chadwick Williams also served as producers on the project.  

Returning fan-favorite The Comedy Underground Series breaks the hottest new faces in comedy while re-introducing seasoned veterans in the comedy business. In Season 2, comic Red Grant takes the stage as the show's host with MC Lyte reprising her role as DJ and ringmaster. Created and produced by Angela White, via her Silver Lining Entertainment banner, along with producer Carol Ann Shine, the second season boasts a powerhouse roster of hilarious talent, including Guy Torry, Brooklyn Jones, Rip Micheals, Tony Roberts, Pretty Ricki, Cocoa Brown, Zooman Miller, and Ocean Glapion. Available at www.umc.tv, UMC is the first premium subscription streaming service that showcases quality African American and urban entertainment across all genres from RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE).

Created by Robert L. Johnson, Chairman of RLJ Entertainment and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), Urban Movie Channel (UMC) is the first subscription streaming service created for African American and urban audiences in North America that features quality urban content and showcases feature films, documentaries, original series, stand-up comedy, and other exclusive content. UMC is available on Apple TV, iOS, Roku, Amazon Prime, and Amazon Fire TV. At www.UMC.tv, UMC offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year. Keep up with UMC on Facebook at Facebook.com/UrbanMovieChannel and on Twitter/Instagram @WatchUMC.


Bounce Announces New Comedy Series Grown Folks, Renews Saints & Sinners, Family Time, In The Cut 2017-18 Programming Slate Includes Exclusive Telecast of The Trumpet Awards 2018, Quarterly Ed Gordon Newsmagazine Specials,

New Season of Premiere Boxing Champions on Bounce

Bounce -- the nation’s fastest-growing television network designed for African-American audiences -- today announced an expansion of original programming heading into the 2017-18 television season, including the launch of an all-new comedy series, the renewals of three popular shows and more special event programming and live sports.

New Series

From the creator of In The Cut and Family Time, Bentley Kyle Evans, comes Grown Folks, a half-hour situation comedy about two blue-collar couples who share a duplex while navigating life, marriage and friendship. Grown Folks stars Gary “G-Thang” Johnson (Disaster Movie, Moneyball), Tracey Cherelle Jones (Don’t Be a Menace to South Central, The Players Club, Baby Boy), Jay Phillips (Semi-Pro, Baby Mama, Prom Night) and Caryn Ward Ross (The Game, You Take the Kids). World premieres Tues. Oct. 3 at 9:30 p.m. (ET).

Renewed

Saints & Sinners, the mega-hit original drama series and #1 most-watched program in Bounce history, has been renewed for a third season. Cliffhangers will be resolved and new twists and turns will develop as viewers are brought back to Cypress, Georgia, the sleepy southern town outside Atlanta which is flooded with greed, deception, corruption, compromising sexual affairs and murder. The eight-episode season will be shot in the fall and will premiere in the spring of 2018. Vanessa Bell Calloway, Christian Keyes, Keith Robinson, Clifton Powell, J.D. Williams, Jasmine Burke, Demetria McKinney and Tray Chaney return. Saints & Sinners is produced in partnership with Swirl Film's Eric Tomosunas (Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story, 35 and Ticking, The Undershepard.)

Family Time, which returns for season five on Tues. Oct. 3 at 9:00 p.m., has been renewed for a sixth season. The hit sitcom comedically chronicles the lives of the Stallworth family, headed by the dad, a struggling general contractor played by Omar Gooding, and his wife, an unfulfilled stay-at-home mom portrayed by Angell Conwell. Tanjareen Thomas, Paula Jai Parker, Clayton Thomas, Bentley Kyle Evans, Jr. and Jayla Calhoun co-star.

In The Cut, whose new third season episodes are currently premiering Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET through the summer, has been renewed for a fourth season. Dorien Wilson stars as an accomplished entrepreneur and barbershop owner who is kept on his toes by Kellita Smith, the co-owner of the beauty salon next door and his love interest, with his son Ken Lawson and best friend John Marshall Jones involved in the hijinks. Season four will air in the summer of 2018.

2016-17 saw Bounce premiere new originals every week of the year. This season, Bounce will present a full-hour of two shows back-to-back with premiere episodes of Family Time and Grown Folks airing Tuesday nights 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. (ET) beginning Oct. 3.

Special Event Programming

The Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, will world premiere January 2018. Bounce acquired all assets of The Trumpet Awards and now owns, produces and exclusively televises the star-studded gala.

The network’s newsmagazine show, Ed Gordon, returns with new installments executive-produced and hosted by the Award-winning journalist Gordon.

Exciting live boxing with Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce returns this fall.

Bounce has grown to be available in more than 95 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Bounce features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more



How to Sell a Screenplay - Social Media Marketing and Networking

By John Halas 

Knowing how to sell a screenplay is both what you know and who you know. As such, how to sell a screenplay has much to do with social media marketing and networking. The beautiful thing about social media communications is that film industry people, such as producers and directors, now maintain active social media presences. As a result, you have the opportunity to form a relationship with them and pitch them your movie, TV show, or film screenplay.

If you want to learn more about how to sell a screenplay to a producer without scaring them off, here are some necessary steps to undertake:

• Locate the producer's website or social media profile.

• If the profile is a public one, send them a friend request online.

• Take the time to get to know them before you try to pitch them your project.

• When the time is right, proceed to pitch them your idea. The best time is if and when they ask you to.

Try to find producers who are producing films similar to the ones you want to make, if your goal is to sell a romantic comedy screenplay, for example, Jason Blum and the "Paranormal Activity" people are probably not going to be your best bet. If you are going to learn about how to sell a screenplay, one of the most important things to understand is that you need to find a producer that has an idea about your project and who has a background in making those kinds of films.

For a FREE eBook about selling a screenplay and another about 3-act screenplay structure, visit:

http://screenwritersforhire.com/free-ebooks/

Contact a SCREENWRITER for Hire to write, edit, or provide feedback for your screenplay or film treatment:

Call: (323) 570-HIRE / (323) 570-4473 right now or

Email: john@ScreenwritersForHire.Com





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