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Riding the Alligator
Strategies for a Career in Screenplay Writing (and not getting eaten)
by Pen Densham

Format: Paperback, 250 pages
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Pub. Date: January 1, 2011
ISBN: 193290784X
Dimensions: 6 × 0.63 × 9 inches

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Foreword by Jay Roach, director: Austin Powers, Meet the Parents, Dinner for Schmucks.

This unusually powerful book explores screenwriting techniques and imparts Hollywood filmmaker Pen Densham's philosophies, triumphs (and failures!), revealing countless secrets that have carried him through 14 feature films and numerous TV series.

Pen sincerely wants to help his readers find their artistic voice, offering inspiring perspectives on overcoming the challenges of a working writer, from self-doubt to creating stories to pitching to finding and agent. The book includes short essays from top Hollywood screenwriters, including Shane Black, Nia Vardalos, Eric Roth, Laeta Kalogridis, Ron Shelton, Robin Swicord, and Tony Peckham.


About the Author
Oscar-nominated writer/director/producer, USC adjunct profession, and pricincipal of Trilogy Entertainment Group, Pen Densham conceived the revisionist Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, co-writing and producing with partner John Watson. He wrote and directed Moll Flanders, starring Robin Wright and Morgan Freeman, and TNT's Houdini. He has also executive-prodiced many TV series, personally reviving The Outer Limits and The Twilight Zone anthologies.

Product Details

Format: Paperback, 250 pages
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Pub. Date: January 1, 2011
ISBN: 193290784X
Dimensions: 6 × 0.63 × 9 inches

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