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Big Fat Paycheck : A Young Person's Guide to Writing for the Movies

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ISBN-10: 0553376004

ISBN-13: 9780553376005

Edition: 2004

Authors: Colton Lawrence

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If you don’t have family connections and don’t want to depend on luck alone, the best shot you have at hitting the screenwriting jackpot is to write a kick-butt screenplay. Big Fat Paycheck will show readers how simple it is to write a script. Readers, however, will have to supply the kick-butt. Filled with quirky black-and-white illustrations and accessible, easy-to-understand guidance, author Colton Lawrence gives readers the rules on scriptwriting and how to sell their screenplay to Hollywood. Topics include characterization, dialogue, structure, the writing and rewriting process, and getting a screenplay read by a Big Fancy Hollywood Script Reader.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Introductionp. 1
In the Beginningp. 11
Developing Germs into a Full-Blown Treatmentp. 57
How Cute-Your First Scriptp. 129
The Violent Art of the Rewritep. 175
Getting Your Script to Marketp. 223
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