Chapter 4Writing for the Marketplace

In business, knowledge is power. In screenwriting, knowledge and business awareness and understanding means a much more likely sale. It may seem like I keep harping on the international market and the requirements of international territories, but those desired elements can make the difference between a sale or no sale of your screenplay and whether or not your script actually gets made into a film.

Trends + Analysis = Profit

In my book Producing for Profit: A Practical Guide to Making Independent and Studio Films, I use the acronym TAP to illustrate how we may tap into the marketplace: Trend + Analysis = Profit. We have talked about trends extensively in previous chapters, and that analysis has two components: ...

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