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WHERE DO IDEAS COME FROM?
HOW SMALL AN IDEA IS A VALID STARTING POINT?
A NEW SPIN ON AN OLD TALE ISN’T AS EASY AS IT SEEMS
BEING HIRED TO DEVELOP SOMEONE ELSE’S IDEA
GETTING THE RIGHTS TO ADAPT SOMEONE ELSE’S IDEA
DEVELOPING AN IDEA AROUND A CELEBRITY
CREATING A ANIMATED SERIES AROUND A LIVE-ACTION PROPERTY
COLLABORATION
Things to Consider in Collaboration
Pros to Consider about Collaboration
Cons to Consider about Collaboration
SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: HEATHER KENYON
Case Study #1: DEEJEE AND DWIGHT
Case Study #2: DOUBLES
MANY WAYS TO TELL A STORY
PRESENTATION OF THE STORY WILL GUIDE DEVELOPMENT
WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS?
Feature Length
Short Film
Television Special
Television Series
Webisodes or Mobisodes
DESIRED AUDIENCE MAY AFFECT FORMAT CHOICE
RESEARCH A COMPANY’S FORMATS BEFORE PITCHING
REMEMBER FORMAT IS ONLY A GUIDE RIGHT NOW
THE DANGERS OF SEEING AHEAD TO THE MERCHANDISING
WHEN DISTRIBUTION CAN BE A DEVELOPER’S CONCERN
SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: GREG WEISMAN
ALWAYS BE AWARE OF LEGAL ISSUES
HOW MUCH IS ONE PREPARED TO GIVE AWAY?
The Real Meaning of “Back End”
Don’t Underestimate the Value of Ancillary Rights
What Does it Mean to “Option” a Property?
“Public Domain” in Regard to Legal Rights
The Fine Line of Parody
DOING IT ALONE OR GETTING PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE
Agent
Attorney
Manager
CONCERNS ABOUT OTHERS “STEALING IDEAS”
SUMMING IT ALL UP
HOW DEVELOPING SOMEONE ELSE’S IDEA CAN INFLUENCE STORY
WHAT ARE A-, B-, AND C- STORIES AND ARE THEY NEEDED?
THE WRITTEN GUIDE TO A CREATOR’S WORLD
HOW IS A BIBLE USED?
THE PITCH BIBLE, THE MINI-BIBLE, AND THE FULL BIBLE
WHY A FULL BIBLE ISN’T USED FOR A PITCH
WHAT A PITCH BIBLE CONTAINS
Major Characters
Character Interactions
Major Rules of the Universe
DOES ART GO IN A PITCH BIBLE?
DON’T THINK THIS MEANS ONE SHOULDN’T THINK ABOUT THE REST
Detailed Backstory
Full Story Arc
WHY BOTHER DEVELOPING THE OTHER STUFF NOW?
Be Ready to Field Questions “In the Room”
Figure Out the “Tough Questions” Early
THINGS TO AVOID INCLUDING IN ANY TYPE OF BIBLE
Casting Considerations
Detailed Information on Every Character
SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: MARV WOLFMAN
FOLLOWING THE EVOLUTION OF AN IDEA
GIVING IT A TEST RUN BEFORE IT’S APPROVED
SPEC FILM OUTLINES OR TREATMENTS
WHEN ONE SHOULD WRITE A TV PILOT SCRIPT AND WHEN NOT TO
WHAT ARE THE PURPOSES OF A PILOT SCRIPT?
THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A “PILOT” AND “REGULAR” SCRIPT
ANIMATION SCRIPT FORMAT BASICS
Shot Calls or No Shot Calls?
Parts of an Animation Script
SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: JYMN MAGON
THERE IS NO ANIMATION WITHOUT ART
WHEN IS THE USE OF ART IN A PITCH NECESSARY?
DETERMINING A PROPER ARTIST FIT
Artist Partner as “Work-for-Hire”
Art Style that Fits the Concept
ART TYPES
Concept Sketches
Sizzle Reels
ARE COMPLETED FILMS EVER USED IN PITCHING?
ART CHANGES CAN COME EVEN AFTER THE SALE
SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: VIC COOK
IT’S MORE THAN JUST WAITING TO BE DISCOVERED
LETTING THEM FIND THE FILM FIRST
Uploading an Animated Clip
What “Being Discovered” Could Lead To
MORE TRADITIONAL METHODS OF SELLING AN IDEA
The Pitch Meeting
Submission
HOW DOES ONE GET PERMISSION TO PITCH OR SUBMIT?
Agents and Managers
Distributors
Financiers
Independent Producers
Studio or Network Executives
SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: JENNIFER UPTON
GETTING THE CHANCE
PREPARING FOR A PITCH
Length
Memorization
“DO”S AND “DON’T”S ABOUT PITCHING
THE LEAVE BEHIND
TAKE A WRITTEN PITCH SUBMISSION JUST AS SERIOUSLY
SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: BETSY MCGOWEN
WAITING, WAITING AND WAITING
PITCHING MULTIPLE PLACES
TRACKING AND ORGANIZING A PITCH HISTORY
SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: KEVIN PAUL SHAW BRODEN
HEARING A RESPONSE
COPING WITH REJECTION
WHY IS ONE IDEA CHOSEN OVER ANOTHER?
WHAT IF THEY WANT CHANGES BEFORE THEY WILL BUY?
NEVER HEARING BACK
WHAT TO DO AFTER A ‘PASS’
SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: ADAM BEECHEN
SIGNED ON THE DOTTED LINE
CHANGES FROM PITCHED IDEA TO FINISHED PRODUCT
COMPLETED DEVELOPMENT IS NOT A GUARANTEE
THE NEED FOR CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT FUNDS
THE MEANING OF TURNAROUND
DOES THIS GIVE ANY CREDIBILITY TO SELL FUTURE IDEAS?
SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: CHRISTOPHER KEENAN
A FEW LAST THINGS TO NOTE
FINDING OUT IF ONE IS CUT OUT FOR THE PITCHING BUSINESS
THE EFFECT OF THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE ON DEVELOPMENT
Gestures
Verbal Cultural References
Signage and other Written Text
SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: STEPHANIE GRAZIANO
AFTERWORD
GLOSSARY
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