Writing Movies for Fun and Profit How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too!

ISBN-10: 1439186758
ISBN-13: 9781439186756
Edition: 2011
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Description: A hilarious and revealing guide to the movie industry by two writers whose movies have made over a billion dollars.

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Book details

List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 7/5/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

A hilarious and revealing guide to the movie industry by two writers whose movies have made over a billion dollars.

Foreword
Introduction
Selling Your Movie
Getting Started in Hollywood
Why Isn't Anyone Buying My Brilliant Script?
How to Pitch Your Movie
Joining the Writers Guild of America, West
I Sold It! Now What Happens?
Idiot Check
Coverage! or How a Kid Getting College Credit Can Make or Break Your Movie!
Have I Made It Yet?
They Love My Script! ... and I Got Fired?
Why Does Almost Every Studio Movie Suck Donkey Balls?
The Art of Nodding or How to Take Notes
Directors
Producers
Herbie: Fully Loaded
Redlighting or How to Get Your Movie Un-Greenlit!
Turnaround
How to Pimp Your Movie
Naysayers
The Silver Lining
Our Lunch with Jackie Chan
Credit$
Living in Los Angeles
Writing a Screenplay
If Your Screenplay Doesn't Have This Structure, It Won't Sell, or Robert McKee Can Suck It
In a Few Pages, We'll Teach You How to Formulate Characters in a Script
How to Write a Screenplay
Writing Action and Description
Advice for Writing with a Partner
Rewrites: You Want It When? And I'm Getting Paid What?!?!?!!?
Martin Lawrence Has a Few Thoughts or How to Take Notes from a Movie Star
Arbitration or Who Wrote This Crap?
Sequels!
Getting the Book Rights
I'm Drinking Too Much. Is That a Problem?
Final Thoughts
Sample Outlines
Glossary
Acknowledgments
Index

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