Submitting a novel IdeaCompile a new idea
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Submission of a novel to the producer as a film idea
Let us say that the work I' m almost finished with (short - maybe 200 pages) is really good. First you have to complete and shine your books. They have to be able to hand in something that' s polite, neat and pro. You' re going to obey me just as I describe it. Purchase the Hollywood Creative Directory (HCD), type a friendly question and summary and begin submitting (hundreds of entries are needed - literally!).
You will be submitting to all scriptwriters, i.e. all of them. Simply open the HCD and get started. Ensure that your inquiry and summary letters are succinct, well-written and convincing. They make it 100% clear that you have NOT authored a script and want to send in your stories in a script-style.
You will want to make it clear that you are not a scriptwriter and that you are looking for a manufacturer to employ a scriptwriter to make a script out of it. I' ve never tried it before, but if your storyline is really very convincing and contemporary, I think it could work. There are many manufacturers who look for convincing tales and employ a skilled scriptwriter to turn a script into a script is not difficult for a good film-maker.
A big concern I would have is the 12 month you cite as the timeframe it needs to get made. There' s practically no way it will be done within the next 12 month (I'm sorry to say), so if your storyline has a fixed expiry date of 12 month, you should reconsider your game.
If you write your request, get some answers, mail the text to a manufacturer, he will read it, love it and come back to you, you'll be fortunate if three month haven't passed. Then, the manufacturer has to employ a scriptwriter, write a screenplay and have it polished up ( "probably at least 6 months") and then they have to bring the screenplay to market or get money on their own - all in less than 3 of them!
None of the producers will be spending their spare hours and funds on a single production when the whole thing really expires in 12-month. So I have no idea if the 12 month is tight, but think of this before you pass a great deal of meandering to it.
If you want to be a writers, my general tip is that you should devote your free moment to write great books and take care of the sale of the film copyrights once you are an accomplished author. You' ll be spending a great deal of your own free day marketing your film idea and it's doubtful that it will ever work.
So, I think you'd be much better off completing your work and selling it to a publishers as a work. And, of course, writing more fiction, if that's your true passions and interests. I' m taking you up on the fact that your tale is really so convincing.
Again, you haven't given me any indication of what your tale is about, so I can't even assess it, but I'm usually very sceptical when someone says he has the best idea in the whole wide web for a film. Doing one thing new to doing busines usually is to overstate their idea.
But there are only a few who can actually turn these great things into a convincing screenplay. And I don't think trying to turn your novel into a movie's gonna do you much good. At best, you' ll be selling your idea and making maybe $50,000.
That' really not that much and nobody has a Hollywood carreer as an "idea" individual who makes a livin' with great things. The" Ideas" team in Hollywood are mostly production or screenwriting staff, and brainstorming is only a small part of their work.
There is therefore no true long-term benefits, only a one-off one-off outlay. Obviously, the worse case is that you are wasting some amount of your precious resources and not getting any more. But on the other side..... if you want to be a writer and you' re spending your quality to write and rewrite your novel until it's the best it can be and then begin submitting it to publishing houses, you have a whole bunch of advantages.
At best, you' ll be selling your novel and starting your authoring careers. However, even in the most serious cases it's not so terrible; you shine your novel, mail it out, but you won't find a newer. However, through this experience you will most likely be interacting with some publishing houses (i.e. learning about the business) and maybe even getting some background comment.
So, when you begin your next novel, you will be a little smarter because of this one. Submission and rejection will help you as a writer to achieve this objective with your next work. And I don't see that subtile advantage for you when you're trying to make a film out of your idea because it's not what you want to do.
Well, if you want to be a scriptwriter who changes everything. I' m getting a bunch of e-mails from guys who want to give their "great" idea to Hollywood but don't really want to pass it off as a carreer and that's just not real. There are simpler ways to earn a few dollars, and a half-hearted endeavor really is a wastage.
Irrespective of your talents, you won't be able to go out for a few week's training and then persuade the Yankees to let you play in just one of them. They are not interested in hanging out with a pitching guy who has so few benefits.