Welcome to ScreenCraft’s The Screenwriter’s Guide to “Dealing” with Hollywood, where we walk you through the three levels of interaction with Hollywood during your screenwriting journey — First Contact, Close Encounters, and Business Deals. Conceptualizing, developing, and writing a screenplay is one thing. Marketing it, building an industry network to get the script read, and “dealing” with industry insiders to get the script represented, optioned, and purchased is a whole different ball game.
That’s what this book is for — to offer the information and guidance you need to make that process go as smoothly as possible.
You want to be able to make contact, handle those face-to-face meetings, and maneuver through the business dealings with an informed and prepared perspective.
This book will help you to prepare your future-self for every situation you may find yourself in when dealing with agents, managers, development executives, and producers.