With more than forty years’ experience in the publishing world, and twenty-five years in entertainment, Dr. Ken Atchity is a self-defined “Story Merchant” – author, professor, producer, career coach, teacher, and literary manager, responsible for launching dozens of books and films. Ken’s life passion is finding great storytellers and turning them into commercial authors and screenwriters.

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In this episode you’ll learn:
  • [01:14] Dr. Ken’s first deal was for 8 movies
  • [05:25] No one knows anything in Hollywood
  • [06:14] Entertainment business is based on wild ideas
  • [06:36] What stops someone from thinking outside the box
  • [08:40] It took 22 years for Meg to get to the screen
  • [12:13] Story market is very volatile
  • [15:14] How is Dr. Ken setting up the meetings with studio heads
  • [17:55] How to stay memorable
  • [19:50] Pitching is an art
  • [23:00] Difference between amateur and veteran pitching
  • [23:55] What makes for a good film story
  • [28:55] It’s hard to get in the story market at a national level
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