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Riding the Alligator Strategies for a Career in Screenplay Writing and Not Getting Eaten

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ISBN-10: 193290784X

ISBN-13: 9781932907841

Edition: 2011

Authors: Pen Densham, Jay Roach

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Publication date: 1/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
The Golden Rule
Passion!
In The Beginning
Why Do We Watch Movies?
We All Have Doubts
Yes, But Can I Write?
Are My Ideas Any Good?
Nobody Knows Anything!
How To Structure a Story
The Thesis, The Nugget, and The External Story
Roles Stars Will Want to Play
Some Character Tools
We Can't Have Heroes Without 'Em
Villains
Now You Have a First Draft
Editing
Entering The Jungle
Selling
You And Your Story Go for a Ride
Pitching
How Do I Survive Until I Get Paid to Write?
Un-Starving
I Made a Sale, I'm In Development?
Take Some Time to Celebrate
Beating The Blues
A Filmmaker's �Positive� Thoughts on Stress
Thoughts From Other Writers
Shane Black
Nia Vardalos
Danny Mcbride
Andrea Berloff
Eric Roth
John Watson
Robin Swicord
Todd Robinson
Alan Mcelroy
Tony Peckham
Ron Shelton
Laeta Kalogridis
Shane Black (A Slight Return)
Instant Screenwriting Library
Ten Books on Writing, Pitching, and Surviving, as Reviewed by USC Film School Students
Inspirations and Explorations
Playful Ways to Approach Each Chapter and Open Up Your Thinking
How do you Measure Passion?
Your Efforts are Meaningful to you despite Other People's Opinions
Famous Last Words
Trust Your Gut Instincts
Online Resources
Gator Glossary
About the Author