The Script Selling Game- 2nd edition: A Hollywood Insider's Look at Getting Your Script Sold and Produced Second Edition

The Script Selling Game- 2nd edition: A Hollywood Insider's Look at Getting Your Script Sold and Produced Second Edition

by Kathie Fong Yoneda

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The Script-Selling Game is like having a mentor in the business who answers your questions and provides you with not only valuable information, but real-life examples on how to maneuver your way through the Hollywood labyrinth. While the first edition focused mostly on film and television movies, the second edition includes a new chapter on animation and another on utilizing the Internet to market yourself and find new opportunities, plus an expansive section on submitting for television and cable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932907919
Publisher: Wiese, Michael Productions
Publication date: 05/01/2011
Edition description: Second Edition, Revised
Pages: 245
Sales rank: 782,555
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kathie Fong Yoneda has worked in film and television for more than 30 years. She has held executive positions at Disney, Touchstone, Disney TV Animation, Paramount Pictures Television, and Island Pictures, specializing in development and story analysis of both live-action and animation projects. Kathie is an internationally known seminar leader on screenwriting and development and has conducted workshops in France, Germany, Austria, Spain, Ireland, Great Britain, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, and throughout the U.S. and Canada. For story consultations and workshops/speaking engagements, please visit Kathie on Facebook or at her website at


Table of Contents

Preface Pamela Wallace ix

Acknowledgements xi

Second Thoughts xiv

In the Beginning…

Chapter 1 Developing Ideas 1

Chapter 2 Preparing For The Business Side Of Scripting 11

Meetings and Pitches

Chapter 3 Pitching: A Necessary Evil 25

Chapter 4 Talking' The Talk: Industry Speak (aka "What The Hell Are They Talking About?!") 49

Chapter 5 Taking The Meeting: What To Do When You Meet The Moguls 61

Submissions: What to Do and What not to Do

Chapter 6 Making A List And Checking It Twice: Ten-Point Checklist For A Completed Script 71

Chapter 7 The Submission And Development Processes: What Happens To A Script Once It's Submitted (aka "Who Is Reading My Script And What Are They Looking For?") 85

Chapter 8 Beware Of The Big Nine: The Nine Most Common Reasons Why Scripts Are Rejected 103

Thinking Beyond the Script

Chapter 9 Walkin' The Walk: Creating Opportunities For Yourself 117

Chapter 10 Stayin' Alive: Resolutions To Keep You productive And Challenged As A Writer 127

Chapter 11 Navigating Your Way Through The Industry Maze (aka "Baby We're So Not In Kansas Anymore!") 141

Chapter 12 You Are Not Alone: Group Therapy For Writers (aka Getting The Most Out Of Writing Conferences And Writers' Groups) 153

Chapter 13 A Word To The Wise: Agents, Lawyers, Consultants, And Other Possible Disasters 165

Chapter 14 The Animation Revolution: So Much More Than Saturday Morning Cartoons 189

Chapter 15 Using The Internet: How The Web Can Be Your New B.F.F. 205

A Few Last Words 227

About the Author 228

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