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Bad Hat Harry gets Christopher Sommella's script! [more]
Eclectic Pictures likes your project Alejandro S.! Sending you paperwork... [more]
Wendy Finerman Prods latest Hollywood buyer to find script on Greenlightmymovie! Way to go, Tomas! [more]
Score Gor! Mutual Film, Green Hat Films & Zucker Productions all want your project. Can you say bidding war?! [more]
Pathbender sparks to Greenlightmymovie user's 2 projects. High five for Michael P. [more]
Mad Chance looking to Greenlightmymovie user Joseph N. for possible new feature. [more]
Fox has found 4 film projects it likes on Greenlightmymovie.com - Eric V., Gary B., Alfred C. & Tomas M. Here's to a great 2015! [more]
Roth Films reaching out to Greenlightmymovie user Nicholas J. today. Likes your project. Way to go Nic! [more]
Yari Film Group taking Greenlightmymovie user Jeff C's script today. Keep us informed Jeff! [more]
The Weinstein Company grabs 4 scripts off Greenlightmymovie today. Shout outs to Bill O., Patricia Lee, Wayne D. & Jeff C. [more]
Deal in the works for Leverage [Boardwalk Empire, Lone Survivor, Entourage] and Greenlightmymovie user Rick S. [more]
Three projects go to Haven Mgmt from Greenlightmymovie users Joseph, Aros & Michael. [more]
WWE Films reaches out to Greenlightmymovie user Jonathan M. today. Likes your short! [more]
Echo Lake taking 2 Projects from Greenlightmymovie users. Congrats to both Carolyn & Sean! [more]
BenderSpink sending Greenlightmymovie user Sam H. paperwork for his project. Congrats Sam! [more]
Metropolitan Talent Agency picks up Tessa's project "Pole Queens" today after reviewing pitch on Greenlightmymovie.com! [more]
Untitled Ent. finds a project it likes. Thanks to Greenlightmymovie user Joseph. [more]
Energy Entertainment taking it's first project today. Congrats to Greenlightmymovie user Jeff! Keep us posted. [more]
Back in 1973, New York theater critic John Lahr published a book titled, Astonish Me: Adventures in Contemporary Theatre. The book’s central premise was that, having “seen it all,” modern audiences were no longer content with merely “competent” stage plays. Plays needed to shock. To excite. To surprise. In short, jaded theatre-goers no longer wished to be merely entertained. They wanted to be astonished! Although more than thirty years have passed since Lahr wrote his treatise, his maxim is more relevant than ever. Especially to first-time screenwriters. [more]
There’s a lot to be bitter about in Hollywood. You can craft a pitch-perfect adult drama, only to have it rejected by every production company in town. In the meantime, writers of tentpoles based on toy robots and childhood board games earn millions. Your deeply emotional short film can win award after award, but it’s the flashy music video and commercial directors who get the studio assignments. If you’re a woman or minority, you’ll hear how much progress is being made in Hollywood to promote “diversity,” but at the end of the day, your paycheck still comes from Starbucks… [more]
It’s finally time to take your project to market. You’ve devoted months — perhaps even years — to writing your spec screenplay or creating your short film or web series. Your investment in time, money and emotional capital is substantial. The stakes are equally enormous. Succeed, and your life could change forever. Fail, and all your efforts could all come to naught. You don’t want to screw this up… [more]
Going to a pitch festival is a lot like going on a blind date. Emotions whipsaw between giddy anticipation, jaded skepticism, hope, terror and utter dread. Half our brains imagine us passing through a magical doorway on the other side of which lies a glorious future filled with hope, promise, fame and fortune. Our brain’s other half girds us for wrenching disappointment — perhaps even hostile rejection. As with so many other things in life, what you get out of a pitch festival depends a lot on what you put into it. [more]
Now that Donald Trump has become the de facto Leader of the Free World — Man, that’s still hard to say — many of those on the Left Coast are wondering how his ascension to The Highest Office in the Land will affect how Hollywood does business. Both up-front content and behind-the-scenes business practices are now in question due to Der Drumpster’s long love-hate relationship with the American entertainment industry. [more]
After months of tortuous, enervating and, hopefully orgasmic writing, you’ve finally finished your spec screenplay. Now you’re ready to send it to producers, find a buyer and collect your $500,000 check, right? Wrong! The worst thing you can do to yourself and your creation is to send it into the market “hot off the printer.” Why? Because writers are the worst possible judges of their own material.. [more]
If you’re thinking about entering a screenplay/teleplay contest, understand that the qualities that define an award-winning script are not necessarily those that make for a blatantly commercial one. Today, with most studios concentrating on franchises and sequels, being able to write within a rigid commercial framework, craft and familiarity are of paramount concern. Most contest judges have other priorities. [more]
Webster’s Dictionary defines a trope as, “a figurative or metaphorical use of a word or expression.” In drama, trope has a more pejorative meaning: cliché. Movies and television shows are rife with tropes. From the lowliest reality show to the biggest studio blockbuster, content creators frequently default to characters, plotlines, dialogue, obstacles and solutions that quickly become achingly familiar to anyone with even just a passing interest in mass media. Here are just a few examples… [more]
To say that screenwriters tend to be protective of their work is like saying water is kind of wet. As the gods of our fictional universes, we bestow upon ourselves the infallibility demanded of any Creator. We see our work, and it is good. Damned good. But, despite what our self-affirmations would have us believe, we are not, in fact, omnipotent… [more]
When writing movies for today’s market, it pays to think global. Screenwriters have long struggled to balance their artistic visions with the mercenary and often soul-sucking demands of their bean-counting overlords. While we all remain free to write the stories we wish, to ignore the dictates of the international market in the 21st century is a financially risky proposition. [more]
In Hollywood, you’ll find many types of treatments. You’ll find treatments for chronic depression. You’ll find treatments for sagging skin and receding hairlines. With little effort, and you’ll find treatments for alcohol abuse, drug abuse, spousal abuse and even self-abuse. And then you’ll find treatments for motion picture screenplays… [more]
As anyone who has read original motion picture screenplays for a living will tell you: Most screenplays suck. And not just screenplays by wannabes. A good many scripts from accredited WGA members are equally unproducible. More often than not, they’re boring. They’re confusing. They’re riddled with clichés. They’re torpid. Let’s put it another way… [more]
It’s now an axiom that we’re living in the second Golden Age of Television. Since David Chase debuted The Sopranos on HBO in 1999, television has delivered a cornucopia of quality drama so rich it has made former FCC Newton Minow’s “Vast Wasteland” speech of 1961 seem as antiquated as bloomers, buggywhips and bathtub gin… [more]
Being a Hollywood newbie can be frightening. In any industry, it’s hard enough for an inexperienced first-timer to impress a seasoned pro. But only in Hollywood are you likely to find yourself in a position to thoroughly embarrass yourself in front of men and women whose names are celebrated worldwide. In a town where [more]
Q: How many screenwriters does it take to change a light bulb? A: None. The bulb is perfect the way it is. Like many classic jokes, this gag illustrates a painful truth: Most screenwriters are fiercely protective of their work. And why not? Writing an original screenplay, especially writing one on spec, is a grueling, painful and often soul-sucking process… [more]
Before agents, producers and studio executives agree to read a complete screenplay, they will often first ask to see a synopsis. What is a synopsis? How can a solid synopsis help you sell your project? And how do you write a synopsis that will produce the kind of response you want? A synopsis is a brief telling of your screen story in [more]
Hollywood is, and never has been, “The Lazy Man’s Way to Riches.” It takes hard work to succeed in this town. It takes creativity. It takes perseverance. And it takes an outsized ego. (All of which likely explains why most people who succeed in Hollywood are hard-working, persistent creatives with outsized egos.) [more]
“Based on a True Story” is a powerful marketing hook. From “Birth of a Nation” to “The Wolf of Wall Street,” filmmakers have looked to historical events, personal biographies and ripped-from-the-headlines narratives for inspiration. Recent critical and box-office successes based — all or in part — on actual people… [more]
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. [more]
Basing a film project on true-life events has obvious benefits. True stories — particularly strange true stories — are inherently compelling. Such tales appeal to our desire for authenticity. Plus, if an event that is a matter of public record, it can never be criticized for being “unbelievable.” [more]
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Greenlightmymovie 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 12 Years a Slave, Twilight, Harry Potter, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Help, Black Swan, Games of Thrones, Pirates of the Caribbean, Killer Joe, The Dark Knight Returns, Boardwalk Empire, Friends With Benefits, Lone Survivor, The Vampire Diaries, Prometheus, The Walking Dead, Pulp Fiction, Two and a Half Men, The Odd Life of Timothy Green and Django Unchained. Pitch a movie, book or TV series. Submit a short film, film festival film, web series, commercial, music video or synopsis. There are approximately 300 Hollywood companies to choose from, and they will consider your pitch via Greenlightmymovie.
how does Greenlightmymovie work?
Simply upload your film, record your pitch or submit only a synopsis via Greenlightmymovie. Then select the Hollywood agencies, studios, management and production companies you’d like to review your work – based on what each company is currently looking for (e.g., comedy, sitcom, action, true story, thriller, web series, etc.). You’ll receive a response usually within approximately fourteen business days. Keep in mind your video will only be viewed by the companies you submit to. However, all VIPs will be able to view your title, genre and logline, and, if interested, send you a request to submit your pitch directly to them.
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MARILYN ATLAS AGENCY
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MATT BAER FILMS
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CIRCLE OF CONFUSION
COURT FIVE ENT.
SEAN DANIEL CO.
DEDICATED TALENT MGMT
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FLIES WITH HONEY
FUN LITTLE MOVIES
BRIAN GRADEN MEDIA
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HYPERION MEDIA GROUP
IDEAL TALENT AGENCY
INTERNATIONAL FILM TRUST
KAPLAN STAHLER AGENCY
LEVEL ONE ENT.
LITLE STUDIO FILMS
MADE UP STORIES
MEDIA TALENT GROUP
MOVING PICTURES MEDIA
NEXT LEVEL ENT.
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THINK TANK MGMT
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THE WEINSTEIN CO.
YARI FILM GROUP
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