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Monday, May 7, 2012

Getting Jobs in Entertainment question 1154: How do I sell an idea for a script or project?

This is a GREAT question for mentors. If you have questions about mentors, let me know.
So, for now:

1. Know that you can’t protect an idea, so you have to be smart about it. You can protect a script and a bible for a project... to an extent.

2. Know who you want to sell to. Do your research. Make sure the company who has produced your genre in the past is still interested in the genre.

3. Know that there are proper channels to take when submitting material. If you have representation, they will set up pitch meetings for you. If you don’t, you may be able to get an entertainment attorney to submit for you.