Ken Aguado in an Emmy-winning producer, screenwriter and author. His most recent films are the award-winning PBS film Miracle on 42nd Street and the theatrical film An Interview with God, which he wrote and produced. His other credits include The Salton Sea (Warner Bros), Sexual Life (Showtime), Standing Up (ARC). Ken is a frequent guest speaker at film schools and entertainment industry events around the world. He is also the co-author of “The Hollywood Pitching Bible,” a text book used at film schools across the country — now in its 3rd edition — and his “Based On: A Non-Lawyer’s GUIDE to Acquiring Film and Television Rights from Everywhere.” You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kaguado.

A Non-Lawyer’s GUIDE to Acquiring Film and Televisions Rights from Everywhere.

A preview of my new book, now available everywhere books are sold.

INTRODUCTION

Why This Book

One of the most frequent questions I’m asked by aspiring filmmakers is, “How do I get the film or television rights to… something.” And it’s not hard to understand why. In addition to the…

A bunch of sample log lines from recent films.

By Ken Aguado and Doug Eboch

In our travels as the “pitch guys,” we are often asked to talk about log lines. It’s not hard to see why. Of all the kinds of pitches, the most widely-used in the film and TV business is the humble log line. …

by Ken Aguado

An overview of sizzle reels, their uses, and how to craft a good one.

It is not unusual for directors, cinematographers, producers, and (sometimes) writers, to use a so-called “sizzle reel” to sell (or pitch) their projects, artistic “take,” story ideas, or themselves (as a kind of video résumé). A sizzle reel is usually a short (2–5 minute), lively-edited video presentation…

Tips for getting your first job as a P.A.

by Ken Aguado

For an entry-level, low-paying job, a Production Assistant gig on a film or TV production can be surprisingly hard to come by. Very often, perhaps most often, a PA job is perks for the production’s filmmakers and the jobs are filled by their friends and family. So…

Here’s a quick comparison grid of the well-known Hollywood representatives.

by Ken Aguado

Ken Aguado is a screenwriter, producer and author. His most recent films are the award-winning PBS documentary “Miracle on 42nd Street” (2017) and “An Interview with God” (2018), which he also wrote. He is also the co-author of The Hollywood Pitching Bible, with screenwriter Doug Eboch, and Based On: A Non-Lawyer’s Guide to Acquiring Film and Television Rights from Everywhere. You can follow Ken on Twitter @kaguado.

Ken Aguado

Ken Aguado is an Emmy-winning producer, screenwriter and author. His most recent films are “Miracle on 42nd Street” and “An Interview with God.”

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