Contacting a brukhiemer producer

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Keith Chevrier
I have a great movie idea that is ready for now and Mr. Brukheimer's creative geniusness.

How can I contact someone?

I suggest finding an agent first.

The screenplay business is very similar to the book writing business, which I have experience in. You will want to get some books on how to do screenplays and make successful pitches. An idea will not be enough. Now if you choose to make it into a book, I could be of more help to you.

If you find an agent, he/she can send out your work and give it the credibility it wouldn't normally have. Like submitting manuscripts, some places just don't want to look at unsolicited material. If someone chooses to take on your screenplay, you will get a certain percentage and you do have to pay your agent.

You can find a lot of information at your local bookstore in the Performing Arts section about how to write and pitch screenplays. Also consider the material of your idea. From what I know of screenplays, there is a lot of formatting to them. You'll want to make sure whatever you write is thoroughly edited. So here is what I would do.

1. Decide to write it in some kind of format.
2. Research how to write in the format you've decided.
4. When you're done, have someone edit it and read it for comprehension. Try to pick two people, one being a teacher or an English expert or someone already in the business. They need to tell you whether or not they can understand what's going on in your story. What's clear to the author isn't always clear to someone else.
5. Start work on either selling it yourself or finding an agent. For books, find The Writer's Market 2008. It will give you a whole directory of publishing companies and how they want manuscripts formatted. Be sure if you don't have an agent, you don't submit to a place that only takes agented material. They won't even read what you gave them.
6. DON'T GIVE UP! It took my mentor 9 years to be published. Believe in your idea all the way and SELL it. It's much harder to sell than it is to write.

Hope this helps.

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