Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Creating Blockbusters!: How to Generate and Market Hit Entertainment for TV, Movies, Video Games, and Books

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Book Review - Creating Blockbusters!: How to Generate and Market Hit Entertainment for TV, Movies, Video Games, and Books

About the Book 
This must-have manual for screenwriters, novelists, and entertainment executives offers an insightful, 11-step program for creating, developing and marketing compelling movies, TV shows, novels, and story-based video games and toys. If you are a writer, it will help you to generate great ideas with heartfelt storylines and characters. If you are an entertainment executive, it will help you to identify and market stories with real potential. It's a lifetime of insights in just 300 pages. It is based on the author's 30 years of experience, keen insights from other senior executives, and fresh audience research that details what audiences want. Key elements addressed include:

  • Satisfying Audience Deep Emotional Needs
  • Aligning with Contemporary Culture and Trends
  • Creating Relatable, Aspiring, Memorable Characters
  • Generating Compelling Story Ideas
  • Adding Broad Audience Appeal
  • Building In Elements That Make It a Franchise
  • Fixing Common Execution Problems in Development
  • Creating Marketable Artistry
  • Applying The Ever-Cool Formula
  • Using Research to Optimize Decisions
  • Launching an Idea Quest
My Take on the Book
As someone who studied Theater in College, and someone who has friends who have gone into the movie making business, this book was a great resource that gives you all of the ins and outs of movie making and being successful in the entertainment business in today's society. I could easily have seen this being used in a text in a College course on how to succeed in the business as there is so much practical information shared within it that you too will be amazed at what you will find. If you have always had a dream about creating your own blockbuster, pick up this book and get ready to go to class as you will be learning a ton from beginning to end!

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