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Why Litigation is a One-Way Ticket to Showbiz Oblivion

Why Litigation is a One-Way Ticket to Showbiz Oblivion

America is litigation crazy. As a nation, we file about 15 million lawsuits annually. An estimated 2.2 percent of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is tied up in civil cases. For those who file and argue lawsuits, going to court is a calculated risk. More than 50 percent of tort cases are ruled in favor […]

December 4, 2013 | By More
10 Ways To Get Hollywood’s Attention

10 Ways To Get Hollywood’s Attention

Hollywood is a lot like a suburban tot lot, with dozens of energetic, creative, driven and ambitious kids running madly about shouting for attention. Only instead of their parents’ approval, these kids are looking for validation from agents, producers and studios with big checkbooks. As a fledgling writer or director, how do you break through […]

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17th Annual Hollywood Pitch Festival – Aug 2-4, 2013

17th Annual Hollywood Pitch Festival – Aug 2-4, 2013

            The Hollywood Pitch Festival is the longest-running “pitchfest” in the world. Conceptualized eighteen years ago by Fade In magazine, the event features over 200 prominent Hollywood studios, agencies, producers, management and production companies and is 100% dedicated to pitch meetings – approximately 19 hours over the course of two […]

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Greenlightmymovie.com – Access Hollywood

Greenlightmymovie.com – Access Hollywood

Greenlightmymovie.com has teamed up with Fade In magazine and the Hollywood Pitch Festival so that no matter where you are in the world you can place your project directly in front of the motion picture and television industries’ top buyers and representatives. Some of the biggest producers and distributors are taking part, including the makers of Twilight, Harry Potter, Snow […]

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Be Detail Oriented

Be Detail Oriented

Everyone has a great idea for a movie. Just ask. Actually, you don’t even have to ask. Go to a party, mention that you’re in the Business, and nine times out of ten someone will pull you aside and say, “You know, I’ve got a story that’s a sure-fire Academy Award-winner. It’s about this real-estate […]

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The Dos & Don’ts of Pitching a Movie

The Dos & Don’ts of Pitching a Movie

When you pitch a movie, there are certain key points you should keep in mind. Here at Greenlightmymovie, we call them the Dos & Don’ts of Pitching but you can just refer to them as the best tips for a movie pitch. 1.    DON’T “nut and bolt” the movie pitch (that’s pitching everything in […]

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Writing a Logline

Writing a Logline

The ability to write a compelling summary of your project can make the difference between a prospective agent, director or producer inviting you to submit your entire manuscript or screenplay or them placing it in the trash. So it’s important to hook the reader on the premise from the very beginning. So how do you […]

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The Originality Myth

The Originality Myth

If there was a dispute over who invented calculus (Newton or Leibniz — who’s your guy?), then you’d better believe your one-in-a-million screenplay idea may not be quite as original as you thought. It’s an experience every screenwriter suffers at least once. Some may endure it dozens of times. You get a “brilliant” idea for […]

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