At last! A produced filmmaker shows you how...
WHO ELSE WANTS A SCREENPLAY MENTOR?
Chris Soth of MillionDollarScreenwriting.com
USC Graduate, WGA Member, and Million-Dollar Screenwriter
Laguna Niguel, CA.
I know it's a struggle. We toil away, serving our screenwriting, filmmaking dreams, cramming our writing into every spare minute of the day, after work, when the kids are asleep, on our lunch hour and giving up our precious weekends.
And Hollywood can seem VERY far away.
In most cases, if literally IS...VERY...FAR...AWAY.
Some of us live in Wisconsin, Chicago, New York. Many of us don't even live in the USA!
But we have this dream...and we love movies.
WE KNOW IN OUR HEARTS WE HAVE STORIES TO TELL...
Want help telling your story?
You can pay monthly, or pre-pay for the year AND SAVE!!!
I was working as a cruise ship entertainer, sailing out of Miami, Florida. Between shows and late at night, often into the morning, I'd write screenplays, and read every book on the subject... I was obsessed, like you. When the ship touched shore every Friday, I'd race off to SEE movies...
...but after I finished my first screenplay...
I'd race to a pay phone (this was in the days before cell phones) and call every Literary Agency in Los Angeles, then I'd run to the post office and send the query letters to the names I'd gotten on those calls, or when I got lucky, I'd send out screenplays too.
And I even got a little interest...
...my screenplays were read, even at some of the top tier agencies.
Now, I was really OUT THERE....
...I couldn't even be reached by phone, except to my answering service, for six days every week. This was before email too. I led nothing like a normal life...I was out of the country most of the time...running to movie theaters when I was done with my query letters and phone calls.
I DIDN'T KNOW ANYONE IN HOLLYWOOD....OR EVEN IN LOS ANGELES...
...NOT EVEN IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.
Let alone in "The Industry."
I knew it had to change. I applied to film school, the Graduate Screenwriting Program at The University of Southern California...
I didn't get in, but was wait-listed...
...and I didn't get in.
But was encouraged to reapply the next year...and I did.
AND I GOT IN!
You may have heard the rest of this story. I learned The Mini-Movie Method, the technique I teach from my other website, MillionDollarScreenwriting.com.
A year and a half later, the screenplay I wrote as my USC Thesis project, FIRESTORM, sold for $750,000, and was ultimately made into the film of the same title.
I had pulled it off! The education I received paid off (and now was paid FOR!)! I was in the WGA and going out on meetings every day...it had worked JUST the way I had hoped...
BUT THERE'S A MISSING PIECE I RARELY TALK ABOUT...
Do you know what it is? Yes, you can learn everything about screenwriting from books...especially now my book is available, downloadable from MillionDollarScreenwriting.com...and tapes, CDs, DVDs and other resources on the web...
...You can even market your screenplay on the web. Resources like Inktip.com, Scriptblaster, Scriptshark and a hundred others have opened up the market like NEVER before. You can network at Done Deal, or even my own resource, HollywoodByPhone.com...but there is one other thing you can do to increase your chances of success significantly.
Something that most of my colleagues in grad school failed to do -- even if they knew to do it, which I doubt.
So...what's the "missing piece"?
I FOUND A MENTOR!
Find Your Own Screenplay Mentor, Click Here:
You go to graduate school for two reasons:
To learn your craft...and...
MAKE CONNECTIONS. To rub shoulders with the people in your field, to apprentice to them, model on their success, and ultimately, become their colleague.
My mentor was a (several times) produced screenwriter. He was a producer. He had written and made movies just like the ones I wanted to write and make. Yes, he started out as simply my professor and instructor...
...but he became much more. My friend, guide and ultimately...my producer on FIRESTORM.
He guided me every step of the way:
selecting the right idea for the marketplace
honing the idea.
outlining the story.
crafting "the pitch".
writing the screenplay.
marketing the screenplay through agents and managers.
And yes, in my case, SELLING the screenplay, and his mentorship didn't stop till we were walking down the red carpet at the premiere of Firestorm at Mann's National Theatre in Westwood!
I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING...
You don't have to go it alone...
You Can Have a Mentor, too! Click Here:
Or CAN you...?
Is it possible that you could:
Learn what I learned in the Master's Screenwriting Program at USC!
Practice and implement that knowledge in a safe, non-judging environment of one-on-one mentor "coaching" through the year -- just like I had in my second "thesis" year at USC -- all year long --
Pitch your ideas
Choose your best
Hone your "log line"
"Break" the story
And now it's ready
WRITE the best sceenplay of your life so far!
is it possible to model on my success the way I modeled on my mentor's?
YOU DON'T HAVE TO REINVENT THE WHEEL!
IT'S TIME FOR THE MILLION-DOLLAR SCREENWRITER TO "GIVE BACK"!
I WANT TO INTRODUCE YOU TO:
"THE MILLION-DOLLAR MENTOR"*
I've heard enough! Sign Me Up!
You can pay monthly, or pre-pay for the year AND SAVE!!!
Is this your screenplay dream?
I've always taught -- at my alma mater, USC, at the UCLA Extension, and when I realized what a thirst there was for this knowledge out there and that the best story methods (The Mini-Movie Method!) were not the educational or Industry Standard, I broadened my teaching to a "Worldwide" platform -- on the "World Wide Web" --
-- I have students all over the world.
And since the beginning, from the Netherlands to New York, many have asked for ONE THING...
And till now I haven't had time.
And now, well into my program and dozens of mentees later...it's clear that this is something that writers really want and need to succeed...
The excitement out there made me realize I was on to something, and I want to give back MORE.
And a few years ago, I became...a producer. I attached to a project of my own that was optioned by a studio...the idea was mine, but the script wasn't...and then, I did it again. Now I find the time and energy to mentor and supervise YOU...as a producer...
I'M LOOKING FOR WRITERS!
I want to produce YOUR movie.
The screenplay you write THIS YEAR. I want to help you achieve your dreams. I can help you every step of the way, do everything my mentor did for me.
I will provide access to the representation and connections to do it -- AND --
-- I'll provide the MENTORSHIP you need to write your best screenplay ever. I'm still a writer. A Writer-Producer.
I don't want just ANY screenplay. I want to be involved from the beginning...and I'm still a teacher...
So the mentorship program is a course...
I want this course!
A SCREENWRITING COURSE LIKE NONE THERE'S EVER BEEN!
A course exactly like working with a producer in Hollywood. Only a select number of writers will have this unique experience!
That reflects MY OWN experiences in the "real world". You'll work with an up-and-coming Hollywood Producer who's just optioned his first deal. You'll bring him your ideas, pick one, develop the best one, and under his guidance...
...develop, write, hone and rewrite that screenplay!
Yes, you've written screenplays before...but have you had luck getting read?
MODEL MY SUCCESS!
STOP WRITING IN THE DARK!
Most screenwriters spend months, sometimes YEARS, toiling away on a screenplay HOPING someone, anyone, in Hollywood will read it when they're done.
But the sad fact is, many agencies and managers have POLICIES IN PLACE against reading YOUR SCREENPLAY.
“NO UNSOLICITED MATERIAL”
“We're not looking for anything now.”
“We only read on referral.”
And when you're done with your screenplay, THAT'S what you hear when you query.
THAT'S DOING IT BACKWARDS!
Query first, THEN write!
Wouldn't you rather WRITE A SCREENPLAY A PRODUCER IS WAITING FOR?
I wouldn't DREAM of beginning a screenplay unless I was sure my representation was willing to push it to the max, with the studios, producers AND independent investors as well. I don't type FADE IN until I KNOW a producer is waiting...
AND NOW....YOU CAN DO THE SAME!
We'll put our heads together and "vet" your project...
I'm ready! This is my year!
But it gets better:
I have representation for our movie! My own reps, waiting to move forward my new slate of project I'm attached to produce!
When was the last time you were writing a screenplay you KNEW reps in Hollywood would want to read?
It can happen this year! Yes, you have to deliver a good script, I have to like it, my representation has to like it, but if we work hand-in-hand this year, it can happen! If not, all rights revert to you!
Take a look at the quarterly program a FEW DOZEN LUCKY WRITERS will do this year:
The ONE-YEAR COURSE CURRICULUM*
THE MILLION-DOLLAR MENTOR
12 MONTHS – A HANDFUL OF COMMITTED WRITERS - ONE SCREENPLAY EACH!
Note: The course is designed to have each participant complete a screenplay in one year. However, each writer must find a pace that works for his or her sensibilities, which the course is also designed to accommodate.
I am ready!
*Stop at any time! Ownership of the project stays WITH YOU! If we can't come up with an idea that we both LOVE, we part friends. Leave now, have your best idea ever, with a great outline ready to go -- or stay in the program, write it under our supervision -- read on:
*Stop here or continue -- you own your screenplay and idea including all work we've done to break and outline the story and every word you've written till now!
Not going to procrastinate!
Only a few openings for new mentees!
I Want Representation!
*Again, you can stop or leave this program at the end of any quarter or any month! We part friends and all material reverts to you!
Rounding the corner, into --
SO, WHAT DOES ALL THIS COST?
What would you pay?
For the same hands on mentoring and guidance I enrolled in grad school and paid $40,000 for? The guidance that ended up MAKING me over a MILLION DOLLARS as a screenwriter?
By the way, we wrote MY script in 8 weeks!
The thesis course was only 8 months long!
I'm going 12 months -- and giving you MORE mentoring than the once weekly meetings of my USC thesis group!
NOT the $
20,000 for the year I paid...
NOT the $
40,000 you'd have to pay NOW...
It's ONLY $297 a month...*
Yes, I want my script and approach
to be REALLY professional!
Less than $2997 this year for --
-- your best screenplay ever!
-- a year-long development process!
-- 12 months of your Hollywood Mentor!
-- the support of a new Hollywood Producer!
-- possible representation for that screenplay!
-- FIFTY or MORE new contacts from HollywoodByPhone!
*You can stop the payments and program at any time -- just want to query me with your ideas and learn the Mini-Movie method? Stop after ONE payment! Just want that and my help breaking your story? Stop after three! You'll still get the Million-Dollar Career Seminar!
*OR -- hang on for the whole year and have your finished script, a producer attached, the possibility of representation; moving you into the marketplace!
AND YOU'LL ALSO RECEIVE:
UNLIMITED EMAIL SUPPORT every step of the way! Special dedicated email address just for this project!
UNLIMITED PHONE SUPPORT -- you'll get my private cell phone number to call at any time -- and I'll program your number into the phone once you're enrolled!
DISCOUNTS, GIFTS, RECORDINGS AND MORE for any other coming MillionDollarScreenwriting.com and HollywoodByPhone.com products and events this year!
And yes, they're TOP SECRET now...but MORE fun is coming!
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
What a great opportunity!
You can pay monthly, or pre-pay for the year AND SAVE!!!
HURRY! WHILE YOU'VE BEEN READING SPOTS MAY HAVE SOLD!
I'm so excited for you!
Whether this is your screenwriting New Year's Resolution or you've chosen something else, it's an exciting time for you and this industry. If not this program, I KNOW you'll do something to supercharge your screenwriting for the New Year. Promise me you will!
And if you do take part in this program...
...will we be back here, a year from now with a finished screenplay? An optioned screenplay? A movie in production with you as the writer? A movie I'M producing? Will you have your own representation? There's only one way to find out.
Of course, there are no guarantees. But I can guarantee it WON'T happen if you don't take action, NOW, THIS YEAR!
Thanks "A Million",
HollywoodByPhone.com (It's OFF THE HOOK!)
PS. Questions? Move fast -- email firstname.lastname@example.org
PPS. Remember, you get FULL HollywoodByPhone.com benefits -- MP3s, Transcripts, LIVE participation every conference call with Agents, Managers, Producers, Screenwriters, Directors and MORE! Normally $47/month!
PPPS. That brings your course fee to $200, less than almost any online course or product from any competitor! And you get MORE!