(Paul Lawrence on the set of "Cruel World")
Dear Fellow Screenwriter,
Over the last ten years I've had some good fortune and was able
to finally achieve what every aspiring writer dreams of…seeing
a script that he created go through the development process and get
I'll be honest with you. I am not some kind of giant fish in the
ocean of the film industry. I usually describe myself by saying that
I previously was an Amoeba that was completely invisible without
a microscope and today I'm a minnow in the waters…I may be
small, but I can be seen.
Still, there is no arguing that I have accomplished a major feat
by writing a script which was then produced into a major feature
film with a major Hollywood distributor like Maverick Films handling
Getting a film actually made is what a screenwriter might call
the "Holy Grail". I can tell you from my own experiences
that there are so many obstacles that can derail a project even after
you find a producer that wants to champion your script.
Being On The Set With About
100 People There…All Because
I Wrote a Script Was a Surreal Experience
(Paul Lawrence plays an Upset Witness that has seen a dead body
in "Cruel World")
I had to pinch myself when I was on the set of CRUEL WORLD, the
film that I was the contractual lead writer for. It was thrilling
being able to hang out with name actors that I'd seen in major films
and on television like Edward Furlong (Terminator II), Susan Ward
(Shallow Hal), Jaime Pressly( Torque) and Daniel Franzese(Mean Girls).
They actually wanted to know about what other projects I had going!
I was out on the set in New Mexico where it was filmed, staying
in a fine hotel that the producers were paying for. I almost felt
embarrassed as I was able to march up and plop into a seat next to
the director while crew members mumbled to themselves, trying to
figure out what kind of mood he was in.
Now, I finally have an IMDB listing. If you didn't know, it's not
easy to get one. I'd had an independent film produced before and
had a number of sales and options, but they won't list you unless
your project has been distributed by an established film distributor.
If I Did It, You Could Have Your Film Produced Too.
Naturally, if you want to be able to successfully market a screenplay,
there needs to be some steak besides some sizzle. In other words,
your best chance of getting a screenplay successfully marketed is
to write a well crafted screenplay that is based on a great idea.
But today, I'm not talking to you about screenwriting craftsmanship.
Because there is something else that you need to know how to do.
You must be able to successfully market your screenplay!
What I've discovered over the years as I've met many other screenwriters
and worked as a consultant with some of them is that there are so
many writers that are virtually clueless about how to market their
script effectively and professionally.
I'm not trying to put them down. It's not a reflection of their
writing talent and it's not about their intelligence. I've met some
writers that are clearly brilliant guys, but when it came to marketing
their screenplays they were completely ignorant. Truth be told, I
was in the same boat when I started.
I Submitted My First Script In A
Paper Notebook Totally Unbound!
When I remember this story, I cringe. The producer that received
that script must've thought I was so ignorant…and he would've
It's actually an interesting story as to how I "lucked" into
this submission opportunity. I was in my first year of writing screenplays
and had bent the ear of my cousin many times telling him all about
Well, my cousin is an aggressive enterprising guy and he happened
to be on a plane to Los Angeles from where he lives in New York and
he struck up a conversation with the man sitting next to him.
Wouldn't you know it? This man was a bona fide film producer. Well,
my cousin seized the moment and pitched my script and the producer
gave my cousin his card and told me to send it to him. So, there
is one little concept that you may have heard that I promise you
is true. Let everyone know that you write screenplays because you
never know who a person knows.
The sad ending to this promising beginning is that I sent the script
in a notebook because I couldn't figure out how to bind it (I don't
know how I was that stupid, but I was) and I sent it off. I don't
suppose you'd be shocked to find out that he never got in touch with
me and none of my calls to his office were returned.
After A Full Year of Rejections I Was Ready To Quit
After that first quick script request that I botched so badly,
I had high hopes. After all, since I got a first request so easily,
surely I'd be able to get plenty of others.
Yet it wasn't that easy at all. Time after time, I'd send out what
I thought was a great query letter and I'd get back form rejection
letters. Some of these letters were nice and some were downright
Either way, it was always the same. The answer was no. Honestly,
I was ready to quit. How was I going to ever break into the business?
I was a nobody from south Florida who'd never had any formal film
writing education and I didn't have any contacts.
Then, one day in the mail an envelope arrived with a release form
from a producer regarding a query I'd made a long time ago. I filled
it out, sent out my script with little hope and promptly forgot about
Getting That First Call From a Hollywood Producer
Was Such a Rush!
One day my phone rings and this guy asks for me by name, so I say
that this is me and he says, "his name is such and such and
he just read my script and he loved it." I can tell you I heard
the cash register ringing until I heard his next sentence, "but
I'm afraid I'm going to have to pass".
He went on to explain the market conditions that prohibited him
from trying to take on this particular project, but he asked what
else I had and I quickly pitched an idea I had. Well, he requested
it and I wrote it in record time. And the end of this story is that
this producer has over the years read about five of my scripts, but
I've never been able to sell him anything. But, here's the point:
It is possible to open Hollywood's doors even if you're an outsider!
So, I began a quest which began with the sale of a baseball autograph
collection my dad had left me to finance a trip to LA to participate
in an educational conference on breaking into Hollywood.
On that trip, I learned a lot. I learned some of the basics about
marketing scripts. That was my starting point. After that conference
which I attended two years in a row, I started getting a few script
requests each year.
Then, I started experimenting and researching further. I worked
and worked, trying strategy after strategy to get my scripts read.
Finally, I began to have some success. I had some small producers
take an interest in my work. I also learned a great deal from them.
Every producer I've met has been a shrewd individual who taught
me one or two "tricks". Then, I finally landed a small
out of town agent using a few tricks I'd learned from the producers.
Well, this agent taught me a few more insider secrets and I used
them to trade up to an established LA based agency. As I was able
to start getting my scripts into more and more producers hands…it
all snowballed and has landed me in the position I'm in today where
I have relationships with many producers who'll take my calls and
are interested in my scripts. I'm talking about producers with heavyweight
credits and relationships with the major studios as well as many
independent producers with significant credits.
That's how the system works. You need to find ways to open up the
locks so that agents and producers will read your work. And, if your
material is good, the rest will follow.
Do You Feel Frustrated Because You Believe You Have
a Sellable Script But You Can't Seem to Break Into the Business?
If you do, you now know you're not alone. I can guarantee
you that there are thousands of others just like you. Hollywood
has created itself a "moat" and a "castle" to
keep the masses from overrunning them.
It's understandable really. Think about it from the point of view
of a development executive or an agent. Even with the walls that
they have, they are bombarded with pitches for scripts. Many of them
might get hundreds or even thousands of pitches each month!
And the reality is that the majority of the pitches that come from
writer's outside the "system" are not professional. Think
The majority of the scripts that a typical development executive
gets from known
literary agencies are of such poor quality that they are passed on.
Isn't it reasonable to assume that if these so called "professionals" are
writing poor scripts, that the chances of the rank amateur's scripts
being good are slim to none? It's not fair to lump every writer into
that pile, but that's what happens.
Now, you and your script may very well be the exception, but these
executives and agencies that have hundreds if not thousands of scripts
to consider simply can't read them all, so they play the odds.
If You Have the Right Keys You Can Open Up the Doors to Hollywood.
That is what the good news is. If you know the right "insider
secrets" you can unlock the barriers that are keeping your scripts
from getting considered by the decision makers.
These secrets are just that. They are not readily shared by those
that know them. Why would they? All they'd be doing is creating competition.
Or at least that's how many of them see it.
But from the last ten years of my relentless efforts to market
my scripts and all of the insider knowledge that I've learned from
the many credited producers, managers and agent's I had dealings
with, I have developed a system with a vast number of techniques
that make it possible to get your script into the hands of someone
that can buy and make your script.
Listen to These Results From Writers Who've Used the
Script Marketing Secrets That I Taught Them
M.F. used my Script Marketing Secrets techniques so effectively
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M.G., a medical physician, was able to receive 10 script requests
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one $20 million dollar film greenlit this year.
L.O., a book author, found herself with a script request from a
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These examples I've given you above are from real life writers
just like you and they are just a drop in the bucket of the number
of writers that have used my Script Marketing Secrets' techniques
and had equally impressive results.
Listen, there are many books, coaches and courses on scriptwriting.
And some of them cover the marketing of scripts. I've certainly read
dozens of the most popular books to see what I could learn. And,
a number of them have some good information, but for the most part,
they don't have the detailed specifics that can effectively help
you unlock the Hollywood doors and get past the gate keepers.
Let me share some of the types of techniques that are included in
- The real truth about loglines and how to use them
to get script requests
- Where to get the contact information for producers who are seeking
scripts besides the places everyone knows.
- The best ways to use the Internet to successfully market your
- The truth about trying to obtain actor and director attachments
and how you can really do it
- What the difference between a synopsis and treatment is and when
to use which one.
- What a two paragraph sheet is that some major agencies request.
- The secrets to writing query letters that get read and generate
- The real deal on pitchmarts with a detailed analysis of the current
ones based on my personal experience at being at them and how to
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- What criteria some established agents use to determine if they're
going to pass on your project before they've even read one page.
- The art of pitching in person
- How to get an appointment to pitch to a development executive.
- 10 of the best ways to pitch on the phone.
- The nuts and bolts of choosing titles that will get your project
- Pitfalls to avoid that will get your project instantly passed
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If you're wondering why I would share this information with you,
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years and a large resume of deals that allow me to operate within
the walls of Hollywood.
It's not going to hurt me if there are other writers that are "armed" with
professional level tools to have their shot at breaking in. To the
contrary, I delight in helping other writers achieve their dreams
because I know what it feels like to have that burning desire to
succeed as a professional screenwriter…that fire that pushes
you into creating that 90-120 pages of story with no guarantee that
anyone will ever read it.
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