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Ellen will walk you through the important agreements in a writer’s professional life from initial collaboration with a co-writer to working with a non-writing producer to acquiring underlying material to the brass ring of THE WRITER AGREEMENT. Learn what you should be thinking about throughout all of these stages, what questions to ask, what agreement you need and the basic terms needed in each of the agreements.
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Listen to this podcast to learn the five main reasons people fail at screenwriting and come away with specific insights and hands-on tools to help give you the best possible shot at success. Perfect for experienced screenwriters as well as beginners
Date Recorded: 03/03/12
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A five-minute pitch meeting is plenty of time to impress an executive as long as you don't pitch for the full five minutes. In 90 Pages/90 Seconds, the founding team behind the Great American Screenwriting Conference & PitchFest will discuss how to maximize your time to deliver an effective and efficient pitch. (Audio begins at 27 seconds.)
Date Recorded: 05/24/14

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