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Tales from the Script 50 Hollywood Screenwriters Share Their Stories

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ISBN-10: 0061855928

ISBN-13: 9780061855924

Edition: 2010

Authors: Peter Herman Hanson, Paul Robert Herman

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Few modern art forms are as misunderstood as the craft of creating movie scripts, but Tales from the Script puts readers in the trenches of the Hollywood development process. Readers will revel in the exploits of Shane Black (Lethal Weapon), John Carpenter (Halloween), Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption), Nora Ephron (When Harry Met Sally), William Goldman (The Princess Bride), David Hayter (Watchmen), Bruce Joel Rubin (Ghost), Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver), Ron Shelton (Bull Durham), and dozens of others. They'll learn how these writers surmounted the incredible odds against breaking into Hollywood, transformed their ideas into films that topped the box office, launched the careers of…    
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1/26/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.10" wide x 7.99" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Michigan native Peter Hanson studied film at New York University and journalism at the University at Albany before spending ten years as a writer/editor for various publications in upstate New York. He is the author of Dalton Trumbo, Hollywood Rebel (a finalist for the Theatre Library Association Award) and The Cinema of Generation X. He directed the feature-length documentary Every Pixel Tells a Story and the award-winning short Stagehand, and he co-wrote the narrative feature The Last Round. He lives in Beverly Hills with his wife, Leslie Connor. Visit his website Robert Herman graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in…    

The Adventure Begins
The Educator's Perspective
Breaking In
The Contest Administrator's Perspective
The Marketplace of Ideas
The Reader's Perspective
The First Yes
The Agent's Perspective
What's Yours Is Theirs
The Development Executive's Perspective
Power Players
The Director's Perspective
The Rules of the Game
The Screenwriting Guru's Perspective
Slings and Arrows
The Writers Guild Arbitrator's Perspective
Taking Control
The Maverick's Perspective
No Is the Path to Yes
The Therapist's Perspective
Going the Distance
The Veteran's Perspective
Meet the Screenwriters