Misty Taggart

Every TTTS VIDEO is designed and produced by Award Winning (US Film Festival, USA Film Festival), Hollywood, WGA Screenwriter, Misty Taggart and her handpicked professional TTTS production staff and voice over talent. With her 20 years of experience actively working in animation and live action she is the driving force behind TRAILER TO THE STARS! PRODUCTIONS. Visit their website at http://www.TrailertotheStars.com or their Youtube site: http://www.youtube.com/booksinmotion . Among Misty's credits: ANOTHER WORLD (NBC), KNOTS LANDING, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, ROMANCE THEATER, FANTASY ISLAND, SCOOBY DOO, JEM, FAT ALBERT, TEENAGED MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ... and much more.

The most significant multi-media marketing tool you will ever invest in! For Information on TTTSers™ & available production dates...Email Misty at TrailertotheStars@gmail.com

Trailer To The Stars

It All Started With Scooby Doo

Lucky me! William Hanna of the famed Hanna/Barbera took this fledgling screenwriter under his wing and taught me how it’s done. I walked the colorful hallways of this historic studio with all of its stellar characters calling from the walls, “You can do this!” Yep, I learned my craft by doing everything from painting cartoon cells to finally moving into my office in the writer’s wing of the studio.

I was one of the first women to write animation in Hollywood. It’s true. It was definitely an old boy’s club. But with Bill’s mentoring, I cracked that celluloid ceiling. It was an amazing time in my life.

During my years in Hollywood, I wrote for many animation and live action shows, including Another World, Knots Landing, The Incredible Hulk, and Fantasy Island. I was one of the first writers on Hollywood Squares. (Oh, yes, there were and are writers!) I remember the first day of shooting at NBC Studios in Burbank; the writers were used as “trial celebrities.” Mainly to see if the gigantic tic-tac-toe box was going to stand up! It was shaky but, as you know, it is still standing.

Though retired from Hollywood, I was in no way ready to stop creating film and video. So now I’m in my second career. I write and produce mini-movie book videos for authors and publishers. It is great fun and so challenging.

I began Trailer to the Stars a little over two years ago. Because of my close connection with American Christian Fiction Writers (I was one of the founders), I had many authors as friends. Creating one video led to two, two led to four, and here I am today with a roster of wonderful best-selling authors and top publishing companies.

Insiders know that Book Trailers are hot! They hit the scene a couple of years ago as a creative way for publishers to promote and market their new titles. I thought, why should an author wait for someone else to decide if their book gets marketing $$$$! Having had a number of books published myself, I know it from both sides. So I started my trailer production company.

A well-done trailer works for any genre. To take a look at over 125 trailers we have on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/booksinmotion.

You’ll find author and speaker videos. Fiction and nonfiction. Humorous and heart-tugging. Christian and general market. Chick lit and children’s books. We will create just the right look and tone for your book.

The video trailer production process at Trailer to the Stars works like this:

1) Your trailer needs to be completed at least two months prior to the release. When you contact us at videotrailers@aol.com, we discuss your book and your marketing. Then your video is placed on our production board far in advance.

2) When it is time for your production to begin, and with your input, I write the script. Once approved by you . . .

3) We choose the perfect voice over talent. (Yes, they are all professionals!) We record the voice over.

4) Then we begin choosing and/or shooting still photographs or video clips.

5) We obtain the appropriate music.

6) Editing begins and your video is on the way to becoming your #1 marketing tool.

When we give you your trailer, it is totally yours, free and clear, with no residuals due, all rights have been cleared. The style of your video must be true to your vision. Properly used, it will create the desired buzz and send the reader to purchase your book!

Break out of the old media mold! Your book is being published! This is your chance to shine. Do it right! You won’t see any slide show videos with canned music at Trailer to the Stars. You’ll find only professional video trailers from fade in to fade out. Let’s talk about your book. Contact Misty Taggart at TrailertotheStars@gmail.com.

Visit our Web site at http://www.TrailertotheStars.com.


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