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The Tracking Board, in partnership with The Script Lab, continues the new series ANATOMY OF A SALE with Part 2 of our interview with Lit Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner. In this episode, he dives into the 2013 Action-Thriller SAFE HOUSE from writer David Guggenheim. He explains what it means to take a script to market and the strategy of territories, creating a calling card for a writer, and what to expect if your script does or does not sell. Kolbrenner examines the process which landed SAFE HOUSE not only on the Hit List and Black List, but led to a massive bidding war between multiple studios.
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.
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 Adam Kolbrenner and all spec and sale related news by subscribing now.