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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Do it yourself press kit

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Marketing Magic: A Do It Yourself Press Kit Can Help You Market Like The Pro’s. by James W. Layne, Jr. ©2006 The biggest challenge to any self publisher is marketing the product and the personality. No matter if you have published a book, recorded a music CD, or put together a photographic layout you...
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Are Screenwriting Websites Exploitive? (2003)

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The Practicality of Screenwriting Websites Article by Erica M. Hughes Are websites capitalizing on your dreams? I know it may seem oddly hypocritical for me to ask such a question, given the fact that I am writing for a screenwriting website. But after touring this flourishing online market and lingering for a few days…...
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How to write a logline

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October 11, 2009 What is a logline? A logline is a brief, but captivating  one-liner used to advertise a  movie or screenplay. Generally, the more high concept your logline sounds should increase the odds  of the right people paying attention to it. For example, the Matrix advertised  “The fight  for the future begins” on its...
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Defending your art by Erica Hughes

Defending your art by Erica Hughes

Defending Your Art – by Erica Hughes February 8th, 2006 Writers, filmmakers, actors, and others in the media and entertainment industry, at some point in their careers will have to defend their art. But when the artist bows to public pressure and apologizes, or takes the opposite route and attempts to defend the indefensible,...
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The pros and cons of self-publishing a book by E. Hughes

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Remember the old days when vanity publishers charged writers thousands of  dollars to publish and distribute their own books?  I can smell a  vanity publisher a mile away. The goal of vanity publishing is to make money off  of the author and not the book. A vanity publisher will not edit or market  your...
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Contacting an A-List actor

April 7, 2009    Finding an A-list actor to read your screenplay will be a monumental task.  The purpose of attracting talent is part and parcel of a marketing strategy to  attract attention from financiers, production companies, or directors; generally  people with an artistic or financially motivated interest in optioning your  screenplay. At this stage,...
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Spielberg Favorites by M. E. Krueger

Articles: “Spielberg Favorites” By “The Smoking Critic”, M. E. Krueger ©2006 Hopefully, the majority of movie fans scanning this offering are not afflicted by that most heinous and undeniably foul habit of smoking cigarettes, but alas, I am. Although I have tried to quit more times than Rocky Balboa has stepped into the boxing...
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