Perfect Pitch: How to Sell Yourself and Your Movie Idea to Hollywood
Learn how to communicate through a memorable and passionate pitch that will make you and your story a winner. A terrific book for anyone interested in how showbiz works.
A good pitch can mean the difference between seeing your name at the top of a lucrative studio contract or on a form rejection letter. It's a well-known industry fact that film executives typically devote about three minutes of their attention to screenwriters who bring them their ideas hoping for a deal. Can you capture their attention and pique their interest in the time it takes to order a latte at Starbucks? Your future as a successful screenwriter or director may depend on it.
Part science, part art, and 100% pure adrenaline… The Perfect Pitch, written by a Hollywood award winning veteran, shows you how to make the most of your sales presentation and get your project sold. A great business book that any sales professional can use.
"Ken Rotcop is a solid and practical guide to being the best possible agent for your own idea, story, or screenplay.... The Perfect Pitch is a rock-solid foundation and a very highly recommended "how to" reference for any aspiring writers seeking to turns their film script ideas into box office movies."
"Rotcop’s sincerity and patience in helping participants craft a good pitch was astonishing, bringing biblical Job to mind."
Denise Gold, Indie Slate Magazine
"Forget about snappy dialogue, characterization and plot. It’s the pitch that gets a script read and a movie deal done. If it were not for Ken Rotcop, most new writers would be out of the loop."
John Lippman, Wall Street Journal
"The art of pitching, it seems, is one part idea, one part delivery, and about ten parts chutzpah. Ken Rotcop coaches his students on how to make prospective producers fall in love."
Patricia Ward Biederman, Los Angeles Times
"Two thirds of the earth’s surface is covered with water and the other third is covered with people who have fabulous ideas for shows if only a producer would give them an opportunity. Ken Rotcop, an award winning writer and producer, provides a guiding light to this group."
Robert Siegel, All Things Considered, National Public Radio
"It may be odd for some people to consider Ken Rotcop's THE PERFECT PITCH as a page-turner, but as a screenwriter-educator, I can tell you that is exactly how I would describe his book.
A must-have for anyone involved in the writing, evaluating and/or selling of screenplays. Many thanks for an extremely useful, and entertaining instructional tool. "
Alex Stirling, Screenwriting Instructor SHERIDAN COLLEGE, Canada
"A short yet fact-filled manual to help level the playing field. Being an old hand at pitching and knowing both sides of the field, Rotcop has a lot of good advice to offer, though some of it is just good common sense. Still, pitching is a skill, which needs to be developed, and this book certainly provides the reader with sufficient ideas and examples to start practicing on their own killer pitch."
"Every aspect of the pitch from attitude, demeanor, what to say and what not to say, how and when to schedule and what to bring with you are all factors that influence the success of the venture and they are all spelled out in concrete detail."
Gloria Stern, Author of "Do The Write Thing: Making the Transition to Professional".