Let ten top Hollywood professionals show you…
How to write a screenplay that will sell!
As a screenwriter, one of the most daunting tasks you face is submitting your work to the agents, producers, and production execs whose approval you need in order to get your movie made. It can be an ego-bruising experience. Every writer longs for a “Yes” (ideally followed by a tidy sum of money), but the reality is that 99% of the time the industry decision-makers say “No.”
What’s doubly frustrating is that the “No” almost never comes with any useful advice on how to get a “Yes!” You rarely receive an honest explanation of the thought process behind the rejection. Instead, the pass is couched in some non-committal, formulaic language about “our needs at this time” or some such polite brush-off.
Thanks for nothing, right? It’s maddening.
What if you could get inside the minds of those Hollywood gatekeepers and learn how they make their judgments?
What if the industry pros who are on the front lines at the studios, networks, agencies and production companies, as well as here at the PAGE Awards – the people reading the scripts you submit – took you through their thought process and explained the criteria they use to evaluate your work?
What if they told you how to get a “Yes”?
That idea was the inspiration for our groundbreaking new PAGE Awards eBook:
The Insiders’ Guide to Screenwriting:
How Hollywood Evaluates Your Screenplay
Sure, there are dozens of books about how to write a screenplay already on the shelves, and dozens of “experts” hawking them. But this is like no other book you’ve ever seen.
It’s not written by some college teacher who has never worked in Hollywood.
It’s not written by some “coach” or “consultant” basing his reputation on one solitary script sale back in the ‘80s.
It’s not written by some “guru” making a living solely off of writing screenwriting books and selling them on a lecture tour.
Instead, “The Insiders’ Guide” is written by ten industry professionals who are on the front lines right now.
The Judges for the PAGE Awards all have years of experience evaluating scripts and participating in the acquisition, development and production process at major Hollywood studios, agencies and production companies. Some of them are also professional screenwriters themselves! (You’ll read each of the authors’ bios in the eBook.)
These working professionals are the eyes and ears of this industry. They know the current trends, they know the marketplace, they know what makes for a winning screenplay, and most importantly, they know what separates an amateur from a pro.
And now, they’re going to share their secrets with you!
Each chapter of the eBook focuses on one specific aspect of screenwriting, based on the judging criteria used here at the PAGE Awards. In each chapter, these industry pros discuss in depth how they use these criteria to evaluate scripts for both the PAGE Awards and the companies they work for. They explain how each of these elements is key to a successful screenplay, they show how top screenwriters do it, and they offer a wealth of insights and ideas to help you write a screenplay that will elevate your career to the professional level.
Along with your copy of The Insiders’ Guide to Screenwriting, as an extra bonus gift, we’ll also send you the following supplementary materials:
#1 Screenplay Format: The New Style
Did you know there’s a brand new formatting style being used here in Hollywood? We’re going to send you a sample of how it looks! Many professional screenwriters are now formatting their scripts this way. Agents and managers encourage it, producers love it, and you’re not going to read about it in any other screenwriting book – it’s that new! But if you format your script the way the pros do, Hollywood execs will immediately assume you’re “in the know.”
#2 PAGE Awards Scorecard Template
That’s right, we’re going to send you the actual template for the scorecards used by our PAGE Awards Judges. So, now you can be the Judge! Print out copies of the scorecards, cut them into thirds (they’re set three to a page), and use them to evaluate your own work. Or give them your classmates, fellow screenwriters, or members of your writing group, and use them to evaluate each other’s scripts.
#3 Judging Instructions
This is the 2-page “crib sheet” of instructions we give to our Judges along with their scorecards. It explains, in short, what you should consider as you score the ten elements of a script: 1 (low) to 10 (high) for a total possible score of 100. You’ll find the more you study the chapters of our eBook, the more scripts you read, and the more you hone your understanding of how to write a successful screenplay, the easier it will become to differentiate between what deserves a score of 2 or 3 and what deserves a 10!
Whether you’re prepping your screenplay to enter next year’s contest or getting ready to send your script out to the industry, this is the crucial information you need to help move your script up the ladder.
Best of all, right now we’re making this entire package available to you for just $27! And if you choose, for just $7 more, we’ll also send you a copy of:
13 Screenwriting Misdemeanors: Don’t Get Caught!
Based on his years of experience evaluating scripts for the Donners’ Company, ABC, and Kopelson Entertainment, PAGE Judge and LOGLINE editor John Evans has compiled a list of the 13 most common mistakes that get screenwriters in trouble, and in his funny, irreverent way, John lays it all out for you! Are you unwittingly committing any of these “crimes”? In Hollywood, ignorance of the law is no excuse. So let John show you how to keep your script “clean” and avoid that dreaded recycling bin!
This exciting new package of materials is one of the very best investments you could make in your screenwriting career, so order your copy today…
Get your copy today and find out how to convince the Hollywood decision-makers to say “Yes!”