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Write It, Pitch It, Sell Your Screenplay
A Hollywood Buyer’s Insider Guide to Getting Your Script Past the Gatekeepers

This updated version of “The 1-3-5 Story Structure Made Simple System” still shares the nine essential elements of a sellable screenplay and adds the elements of story, the professional script writing process, clear steps on how to analyze your own scripts and more. Based on DMA’s professional background as a story analyst turned development executive, it is written from the gatekeeper’s point of view. The 1-3-5 System was the first story structure system integrated into Final Draft’s industry-leading software and is taught in media programs nationwide.

Also available on Amazon (spiral bound or Kindle)




The Show Starter Reality TV Made Simple System
Ten Steps to Creating and Pitching a Sellable Reality Show

The first industry book on pitching a selling a reality show, Show Starter was based on DMA’s decade-plus career as a writer, producer, showrunner and production company head in unscripted TV. It remains the industry’s leading book on crafting unscripted content and is taught in media programs nationwide.

Also available on Amazon (spiral bound)



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