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Producing for Profit by Andrew Stevens

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Chapter 7Now That I Have My Script, What Do I Do?

Pitch to a Studio or Network

As an independent producer, you may personally try to cultivate contacts or ally yourself with a partner who has existing contacts or industry relationships in order to get you in the door at a network or a studio to pitch your project. Assuming you are lucky enough to arrange a pitch meeting with a studio or network creative executive, the process will go something like this. After honing your pitch, sometimes with a writer, you attend the meeting and verbally present your project to the development executive. Most often, you leave a written outline of your project. If you are successful in generating enthusiasm and creative support from the development executive, ...

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