So let’s say that you followed all of the advice in my book, The Story Solution: 23 Actions All Great Heroes Must Take, and have actually written the great American screenplay. Now how do you go about getting the attention of producers, agents and investors who can help transform that screenplay into a big screen success?
One skill I recommend that every screenwriter should know about is how to market effectively. In his book You Can Be Famous! Insider Secrets to Getting Free Publicity, author Danek Kaus reveals all the secrets you need to know. Dan is an author, journalist, publicist, copywriter and ghostwriter. He has published hundreds of articles in about 75 newspapers and magazines, and dozens of websites. His publicity clients have been featured in such media outlets as USA Today, CNN, The New York Times and hundreds of newspapers, radio and TV shows. He is the co-author of Power Persuasion: Using Hypnotic Influence to Win in Life, Love, and Business. If you want to advance your career as a screenwriter, this book will help create the name recognition that can make things happen.
Just suppose you could appear on a national television talk show to discuss your screenplay. What would that mean to you? Or imagine a great article on you in the local paper. Do you think that would help attract the attention of those in the business? You Can Be Famous reveals:
- The benefits and types of fame
- The 10-second rule
- How to attract the media’s attention and become a media darling
- How to talk to journalists
- What you should (almost) never say to a journalist
- The kinds of stories the media want most
- How to do a national publicity tour without leaving home
- How to get on TV talk shows
- TV interview tips form the Seinfeld TV show dialogue coach
There are even Question and Answer sessions with journalists who tell you how to get them interested, and what approaches turn them off. Visit Amazon.com to view the Table of Contents and first few pages so you can see for yourself how getting free publicity might be able to help jumpstart your screenwriting career.
Learn More About Screenwriting: I’m sharing my screenwriting secrets with members of the Palm Springs Writers Guild at their monthly meeting on Saturday, April 5, 2014. In a presentation entitled, “Cracking Screen Story Structure,” I’ll discuss my original concept of a “Hero Goal Sequences” story paradigm that can be used to build dynamic screen stories and keep producers and audiences glued to their chairs.
About The Story Solution: The Story Solution was written by accomplished screenwriter Eric Edson. It reveals the 23 actions used to create dynamic, three dimensional heroes and link all parts of a captivating screenplay. He also covers screenwriting tips, screenwriting resources, and screenwriting books. Visit the website and Facebook page for more information.