The Tracking Board, in partnership with The Script Lab, is excited to announce a brand new series – ANATOMY OF A SALE. The series 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 week we are joined by Lit Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner. He dissects the 2013 Crime/Thriller PRISONERS from scribe Aaron Guzikowski. Kolbrenner lays out the untold story of endless drafts all the way up to the red carpet premiere, taking a completely original idea and turning it into the breakout we know Guzikowski’s PRISONERS to be.
Kolbrenner is no stranger to the market. He is consistently one of the industry’s top managers and producers year after year. Under his newly minted Lit Entertainment, Kolbrenner has had his hand in some of the biggest sales including JUST. ONE. KISS., DON’T GO IN THE WATER, T, and OUT THERE just in the past few months. His work continues to exemplify what it means to be a successful manager and producer, shepherding quality content to buyers and helping to launch many prolific writers.
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 Adam Kolbrenner and all spec and sale related news by subscribing now.