Workshop: The Know Business of Show Business with Tina Sacco

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CLASS: The Know Business of Show Business

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The Know Business of Show Business with Tina Sacco

Sponsored by the Scriptscene Chapter of RWA

Instructor: Tina Sacco

Dates: April 7-20, 2014

Cost: Scriptscene Members Free Option or $10; RWA Members $15, Non-RWA $20

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NOTE: Classes are held on Yahoo! Groups, the Scriptscene FastTrack Workshops listserve. Students will be invited to the loop and must then follow instructions to complete their subscriptions. Students cannot be directly added.

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The Know Business of Show Business with Tina Sacco

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.


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

Instructor Bio

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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