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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Scriptscene Offers A New Class; The Know Business of Show Business with Tina Sacco

April 7-20

TINA SACCO presents Know Business of Show Business: How Elements Affect the Script Marketability of Your Story

Many authors dream of seeing their novel on the big screen, hobnobbing with “the beautiful people” or walking the premiere red carpet.  Whether they get “the call” from a producer seeking film rights or plan to plunge headfirst into the production pool, these writers should have some knowledge of how story elements can affect production needs, costs and marketability.

 The Know Business of Show Business is a production primer for authors.  Learn how story elements affect budget and the possible sale of movie rights or an author’s self-produced film efforts.

(NOTE from me: When I was coordinating our screenwriting contests at Scriptscene, our final judge one year asked me if she wanted me to judge on production values.  I was stunned, but quickly found out this element is more important than ever in contests and understanding the potential pluses and minuses of your project when you submit.)

Prices: Free option to members or $10, $15 RWA members, $20 public.

The Know Business of Show Business with Tina Sacco

Class 1
Introductions – Don’t Get Married to Your Script
Class 2
The Human Element – Casting
Class 3
The Other Cast Members – Part 1 – Animals
Class 4
The Other Cast Members – Part 2 – Vehicles
Class 5
The Physical Elements – Location, Location, Location
Class 6
The Time Element – Dressing the Parts
Class 7
Action – Stunts, Fights & Sports
Class 8
The Hidden Elements – Effects
Class 9
Wrap Up – Elephants in the Room

About the Presenter:
 Tina Sacco is a scriptwriter, an award-winning poet, and is working on her first novel. With degrees in Music and Communications, she has worked in TV, music, film and live entertainment. In addition to acting, she did voice over work, ran a talent agency, worked in costuming, and manned various freelance production positions. She also held a staff position at a production house at which she wrote and produced spots, PSAs and promos.

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