Friday, July 26, 2013

On Writing for Hollywood

On Writing for Hollywood,

For more information, visit: Screenwriters' hard lessons of doing business in Hollywood

"More than 65,000 pieces of literary material are registered annually at the Writers Guild of America, while fewer than 700 films were released theatrically last year."

Above's an example of someone paying for representation and getting ripped off. Don't. If you're going to write, find the hungry producers, directors, or casting agents willing to co-sponsor your project. Even verbal support can start a buzz to push interest your way. By the time a deal is imminent, an agent will be part of the program. Real business has to be done through these representatives to keep the egos at bay, and although they may help facilitate future opportunity, they do not make it a habit of being responsible as an entry point.

A side note: the quote I brought out was to illustrate a piece of information that's been recurring in my environment from different facets of the industry implying success goes to 1% of the crowd. Don't ever let these numbers fool you. It's a war of attrition. Prepare yourself to be the last man or woman standing. The rest defeat themselves.

Let's get what we came for,
C.M. Sanchez III