The Tracking Board, in partnership with The Script Lab, is excited to present a new episode of ANATOMY OF A SALE.
In this week’s episode, we are joined by Sara Nestor of Verve, as she explores Holly Brix’s Horror-Comedy spec script HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. After being written in just seven days, the script was featured on the 2018 Hit List and Black List, sold to Paramount with Platinum Dunes attached to produce, and is currently in development. Sara takes us through the competitive nature of signing Holly and getting her back into the feature space, the dangers this type of script can present to the marketplace, and the frenzy that came with having to assign territories.
Sara Nestor is an Agent at Verve Talent and Literary Agency. She was “home grown” at Verve, starting in the mailroom and working her way up to the Agent ranks on Verve’s Motion Picture Literary team. In her tenure at Verve, Sara has had the great pleasure of working with such multitalented, influential creators as author / journalist / whistleblower / activist Susan Fowler; two time Oscar-Winning screenwriter and producer Brian Currie; NYTimes Bestselling author / screenwriter / director / journalist Nick Bilton (Vanity Fair); screenwriter / author / director / podcaster / icon John August; and the award-winning screenwriter and producer Meredith Stiehm.
Anatomy of a Sale centers on the story behind the story, as in each episode we’ll hear from the industry’s top executives, representatives and writers chronicling their journey from the birth of a script to its eventual success. You’ll learn about the struggles of taking a project to market, the painstaking hours that go into breaking the narrative, the ups and downs of industry reception, and much more. So sit back, relax, and study the inner-workings of the Anatomy of a Sale.
This episode is produced by Emily Dell and edited by Rob Schultz. For more video content, head over to TSL 360: The #1 Screenwriting Education Video Library. Be sure to stay up to date on Sara Nestor and all spec and sale related news by subscribing now.
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