The Art of Pitching

Pitching can be creative and (dare I say it?) even fun. And if you get good at it, it can empower and liberate you to do more of what you love to do:  write. Writers are storytellers. But when they…

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How to Pitch TV Reality Formats

Overseeing more than 800 titles sold to over 200 countries, with offices in Munich, London, New York and Hong Kong, Michael Schmidt, Chief Creative Officer, Red Arrow Entertainment Group, a ProSiebenSat.1 Group company, knows a thing or three about…

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2017 Emmy Winners

69th Annual Emmy Awards Photo Albums Directors’ Nominees Reception Arrivals Awards Show Governors Ball   A complete list of all the winners of the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards are listed at emmys.com. Best Comedy: “Veep” (HBO) Best Drama…

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Interviews

Pathe Magazine For Jane Friedman’s “5 On” series, author Chris Jane asks Heather 5 questions on writing including: the top five mistakes screenwriters make, the usefulness of online script databases and how to approach a first screenwriting contract. 5…

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How to Pitch Kids’s TV Shows

Every demographic has its stratum but few are as dramatically delineated as kids’ television programming because the distinctions between age groups are so profound. “Strong, relatable, believable characters are key drivers, particularly for a pre-school audience where they become…

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Dog & Pony Key Art Creative Brief

As promised in How to Work the Film & TV Markets: A Guide for Content Creators, Dog & Pony have generously shared with all of us a great gift: their five-page feature film key art creative brief. This same…

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Once Again Comparable Films

Researching and defending comparable films is always a challenge. It’s a tall order to find similar films that accurately reflect the genre, milieu, tone, themes, sensibilities and aim for the same target audiences while at the same time have…

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HEather Hale - Investing in Films

What If It Were Your Money?

I mean…really. Your money? A Great Screenwriting Exercise: If you’ve ever produced your own independent film, you know what I’m talking about: entire scenes get slashed because there just isn’t time (or, more accurately: ever enough…

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21 Hours heather hale

21 Hours

When his dream car is hijacked, a high school football coach is seat belted in to a terrorist death trap and forced to play the unwilling suicide bomber in a Jihadist game of revenge roulette when he must race cross…

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