Getting It Write

Author: Lee Zahavi Jessup
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781615931750
Format: PDF, ePub
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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
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0989715213
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317194128
Format: PDF
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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.

Riding the Alligator

Author: Pen Densham
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781932907841
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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If you're thinking about writing a screenplay, do yourself a favor and hop on Pen Densham's Alligator. The ride's enlightening."---Jeff Bridges, Academy Award "-winning actor --

Breakfast with Sharks

Author: Michael Lent
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 0307419967
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What They Didn’t Teach You in Your Screenwriting Course Screenwriters, listen up! Breakfast with Sharks is not a book about the craft of screenwriting. This is a book about the business of managing your screenwriting career, from advice on choosing an agent to tips on juggling three deal-making breakfasts a day. Prescriptive and useful, Breakfast with Sharks is a real guide to navigating the murky waters of the Hollywood system. Unlike most of the screenwriting books available, here’s one that tells you what to do after you’ve finished your surefire-hit screenplay. Written from the perspective of Michael Lent, an in-the-trenches working screenwriter in Hollywood, this is a real-world look into the script-to-screen business as it is practiced today. Breakfast with Sharks is filled with useful advice on everything from the ins and outs of moving to Los Angeles to understanding terms like “spec,” “option,” and “assignment.” Here you’ll learn what to expect from agents and managers and who does what in the studio hierarchy. And most important, Breakfast with Sharks will help you nail your pitch so the studio exec can’t say no. Rounded out with a Q&A section and resource lists of script competitions, film festivals, trade associations, industry publications, and more, Breakfast with Sharks is chock-full of “take this and use it right now” information for screenwriters at any stage of their careers. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Screenplay

Author: Syd Field
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 0385339038
Format: PDF
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Providing examples from well-known movies, a revised handbook explains the structural and stylistic elements as well as writing techniques basic to the creation of a successful film script and furnishes practical tips on script writing for original productions, sequels, novel adaptations, and adaptations by original authors. Original. 17,500 first printing.

The Complete Guide to Writing a Successful Screenplay

Author: Melissa Samaroo
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601386079
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Complete Guide to Writing A Successful Screenplay outlines time saving tools to hone your writing, so you can attract Hollywood agents and producers. You will discover how to create (and stick to) a timeline and deadline, whether writing your screenplay is a full- or part-time job. Writing and pitching a screenplay is nothing like writing a novel, and this book presents screenplay-specific information vital for any aspiring film writer. This book discusses how to write great openings and endings the vital elements of a successful screenplay (and eventually movie) and how to create characters that grow and evolve as the plot thickens. One of the hardest parts of writing a screenplay is developing a solid dialogue, and this book takes you through, step-by-step, how to fine-tune your characters dialogue so it is not only believable but also well-written. Once your script is polished and perfect, you will need to pitch it to the public, and this book shows you how. You will grasp how to write a compelling query letter that is specifically geared to what agents are looking for, so your chances of getting represented are increased. Veteran screenwriters, television and film producers, agents, and directors have been interviewed for this book, and their experiences are showcased here, giving you their insider secrets on how to best write and sell your script. This book also contains an extensive resource section of production companies that are eager to receive and package your script, including the genre they are looking for, so you know exactly who to contact. If you are eager to jump into Hollywood as the next big thing in screenwriting, The Complete Guide to Writing A Successful Screenplay will help you get there. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

Starting Your Television Writing Career

Author: Abby Finer
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815608318
Format: PDF, Docs
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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 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters 10th Anniversary Edition

Author: Karl Iglesias
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 144052856X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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You can struggle for years to get a foot in the door with Hollywood producers--or you can take a page from the book that offers proven advice from twenty-one of the industry's best and brightest! In this tenth anniversary edition, The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters, 2nd Edition peers into the lives and workspaces of screenwriting greats--including Terry Rossio (the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise), Aline Brosh McKenna (Morning Glory), Bill Marsilii (Deja Vu), Derek Haas and Michael Brandt (Wanted), and Tony Gilroy (the Bourne franchise). You will learn best practices to fire up your writing process and your career, such as: Be Comfortable with Solitude Commit to a Career, Not Just One Screenplay Be Aware of Your Muse's Favorite Activities Write Terrible First Drafts Don't Work for Free Write No Matter What This indispensable handbook will help you hone your craft by living, breathing, and scripting the life you want!

How to Sell Your Screenplay

Author: Lydia Wilen
Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9780757000027
Format: PDF
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This handbook lets readers in on the rules of winning the game. Written by two veteran screenwriters, this is a complete guide to getting a screenplay seen, read, and sold.