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Getting It Write

Author : Lee Zahavi Jessup
ISBN : 1615931759
Genre : Performing Arts
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Offers information on developing a screenwriting career, including practical advice on how to progress from writing to pitching screenplays, with tangible avenues for screenwriting success.

Conquering Hollywood

Author : Gary W Goldstein
ISBN : 9780989715218
Genre : Self-Help
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There are over 1,094 books on Amazon that show you “how to write a screenplay”... but next-to-nothing on how to break into Hollywood, sell your script, and build a successful writing career. Until now. As a producer, Gary W. Goldstein’s movies have generated well over $1B in global box office receipts. His portfolio includes Pretty Woman, Under Siege, and The Mothman Prophecies. But more importantly — over the last two decades — Gary has nurtured, mentored and launched some of Hollywood’s most successful screenwriters. In his book, Conquering Hollywood, he reveals proven career-making strategies, planning and advice for aspiring (and established) screenplay writers. The strategies in this book will help you whether you’re looking to sell a spec script, option your screenplay, land a writing assignment and get hired, attract an agent or manager of your dreams...or get a producer to take a meeting with you. If you select the ebook, we hope you enjoy this enhanced version containing 49 HD videos that expand upon and compliment the book's content and your experience as a reader.

Breaking In

Author : Lee Jessup
ISBN : 9781317194514
Genre : Performing Arts
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Breaking In: Tales from the Screenwriting Trenches is a no-nonsense, boots-on-the-ground exploration of how writers REALLY go from emerging to professional in today’s highly saturated and competitive screenwriting space. With a focus on writers who have gotten representation and broken into the TV or feature film space after the critical 2008 WGA strike and financial market collapse, the reader will learn from tangible examples of how success was achieved via hard work and specific methodology. This book includes interviews from writers who wrote major studio releases (The Boy Next Door), staffed on television shows (American Crime, NCIS New Orleans, Sleepy Hollow), sold specs and television shows, placed in competitions, and were accepted to prestigious network and studio writing programs. These interviews are presented as Screenwriter Spotlights throughout the book and are supported by insight from top-selling agents and managers (including those who have sold scripts and pilots, had their writers named to prestigious lists such as The Black List and The Hit List) as well as working industry executives. Together, these anecdotes, learnings and perceptions, tied in with the author's extensive experience in and knowledge of the industry, will inform the reader about how the industry REALLY works, what it expects from both working and emerging writers, as well as what next steps the writer should engage in, in order to move their screenwriting career forward.

Breakfast With Sharks

Author : Michael Lent
ISBN : 9780609810439
Genre : Performing Arts
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A comprehensive handbook for prospective screenwriters on how to handle the business side of their chosen career covers everything from how to select an agent to coping with the studio hierarchy to the fine art of pitching one's work, accompanied by a helpful question-and-answer section, resource lists, trade associations, and more. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Writing Movies For Fun And Profit

Author : Thomas Lennon
ISBN : 9781439186770
Genre : Performing Arts
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This is the only screenwriting guide by two guys who have actually done it (instead of some schmuck who just gives lectures about screenwriting at the airport Marriott); “These guys are proof that with no training and little education, ANYONE can make it as a screenwriter” (Paul Rudd). Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon’s movies have made over a billion dollars at the box office—and now they show you how to do it yourself! This book is full of secret insider information about how to conquer the Hollywood studio system: how to write, pitch, structure, and get drunk with the best of them. Well…maybe not the best of them, but certainly the most successful. (If you’re aiming to win an Oscar, this is not the book for you!) But if you can type a little, and can read and speak English—then you too can start turning your words into stacks of money! This is the only screenwriting book you will ever need (because all other ones pretty much suck). In these pages, Garant and Lennon provide the kind of priceless tips you won’t find anywhere else, including: -The art of pitching -Getting your foot in the door -Taking notes from movie stars -How to get fired and rehired -How to get credit and royalties! And most important: what to buy with the huge piles of money you’re going to make! Writing Movies for Fun and Profit will take you through the highs and lows of life as a professional screenwriter. From the highs of hugging Gisele Bündchen and getting kung fu punched by Jackie Chan to the soul-crushing lows of Herbie: Fully Loaded. Read this book and you’ll have everything you need to make your first billion the old-fashioned way—by “selling out” in show business! A portion of the authors’ proceeds from this book are being contributed to the USO of Metropolitan Washington, a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving active duty military members and their families in the greater Washington, DC, region.

Starting Your Television Writing Career

Author : Abby Finer
ISBN : 0815608314
Genre : Business & Economics
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Deborah Pearlman and Abby Finer of the Warner Bros. Television Writers Workshop reveal in this essential guide insider tips and tricks aimed at paving the way to better scripts by new writers. The book focuses on all aspects of writing for television.

The Insider S Guide To Writing For Screen And Television

Author : Ron Tobias
ISBN : UVA:X004103862
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Industry insider Tobias shows writers the creative, political and financial realities of writing for film and TV. Plus all-star interviews show how directors and actors look at scripts.

Crafty Screenwriting

Author : Alex Epstein
ISBN : 9781466824720
Genre : Reference
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The most innovative and creative screenwriting book yet, from an author who knows first-hand what it takes to get a movie made. Based on an award-winning website hailed as "smart enough for professional screenwriters and accessible enough for aspiring screenwriters", Crafty Screenwriting is the first book not only to offer a successful screenwriter's tricks of the trade, but to explain what development executives really mean when they complain that the "dialogue is flat," or "the hero isn't likeable." Fresh, provocative, and funny, Alex Epstein diagnoses problem that other screenwriting books barely address, and answers questions they rarely ask, like "Why is it sometimes dangerous to know your characters too well before you start writing," or "Why does your script have to be so much better than the awful pictures that get made every day?" As a development executive who has accepted and rejected countless screenplays, and a produced screenwriter himself, Epstein can take you into the heart of the most important question of all: "Is this a movie?" A crucial book for anyone who has ever wondered what it takes to get their movie made.

Inside The Room

Author : Linda Venis
ISBN : 9781592408115
Genre : Performing Arts
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Provides aspiring professional television writers with industry insider information and explains how to write a spec script for dramas and sit-coms that will get noticed and provides a timeline for the steps involved in creating, selling and making a TV show. Original.

Crafty Tv Writing

Author : Alex Epstein
ISBN : 9781466807594
Genre : Performing Arts
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A professional TV writer's real-world guide to getting paid to write great television "No need for me to ever write a book on TV writing. Alex Epstein has covered it all . . . along with a few things I wouldn't have thought of. Save yourself five years of rookie mistakes. Crafty TV Writing and talent are pretty much all you'll need to make it." —Ken Levine, writer/producer, MASH, Cheers, Frasier, The Simpsons, Wings, Becker Everyone watches television, and everyone has an opinion on what makes good TV. But, as Alex Epstein shows in this invaluable guide, writing for television is a highly specific craft that requires knowledge, skill, and more than a few insider's tricks. Epstein, a veteran TV writer and show creator himself, provides essential knowledge about the entire process of television writing, both for beginners and for professionals who want to go to the next level. Crafty TV Writing explains how to decode the hidden structure of a TV series. It describes the best ways to generate a hook, write an episode, create characters the audience will never tire of, construct entertaining dialogue, and use humor. It shows how to navigate the tough but rewarding television industry, from writing your first "spec" script, to getting hired to work on a show, to surviving—even thriving—if you get fired. And it illuminates how television writers think about the shows they're writing, whether they're working in comedy, drama, or "reality." Fresh, funny, and informed, Crafty TV Writing is the essential guide to writing for and flourishing in the world of television.

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