I came across this article in The Chronicle of Higher Education and thought I’d forward it on to you.
As many of you know, I was a screen-writer in my former life, so I can really relate to this piece.
I was working in the indie world, and, since we’d arranged our own financing, my first professional writing gig was made into a finished film.
We sold it to a number of foreign TV markets, and landed several domestic DVD deals.
Yes, this was a “straight-to-video” project—domestically, at least.
But at least we got it made, and then got it out there.
To get a film or TV project made, you need to have three ingredients:
1. Material to develop
2. Access to distribution
3. Financing (money)
In my case, we had all three. But if you’ve written a book, you’ve got number one above covered, too.
That means all you need is numbers two and three, and you’re good […]