Daily Dose: Career Moves

Two things play a huge part in screenplay marketing success:

  1. A High Concept
  2. Pitching a Marketable Genre

Of course, you’ve got to write what you write. When it comes to ‘timing’ the market, however, if you don’t have a Zombie script ready to go when the next zombie wave comes, you’re too late. So, this Career Move isn’t about what to write, it’s about what to sell.

If you are a screenwriter interested in several genres, American Film Market’s article on what is currently selling, might help you decide which script you should be sending out.

“The Relative Popularity of Genres Around the World” by Stephen Follows & Bruce Nash

A big part of getting a greenlight for any film project is the calculation of how a script will do in foreign markets. Thanks to the folks at AFM, we all get a little insight into how to crack that part of the script-selling equation.

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