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Selling Scripts to Hollywood
by Katherine Atwell Herbert

Format: Paperback, 157 pages
Publisher: Allworth Press
Pub. Date: August 1999
ISBN: 1581150253
Dimensions: 6.02 × 0.43 × 8.97 inches

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This all-in-one resource offers both aspiring and seasoned screenwriters the hard facts about writing for Hollywood today. Veteran script analyst and writer Katherine Herbert gives an honest and illuminating overview of the business and the role screenwriters play in it, divulging secrets of how to successfully write, develop, and sell scripts to the major entertainment venues and markets.

Chapters cover:
  • Researching a script's market and knowing its audience
  • Exploring venues outside of the feature film industry
  • What to expect from living and working in Hollywood
  • How to stay up-to-date on industry news and where to find the most complete resources for research and writing
  • Turning a story idea into a full-length script
  • Formatting for both screen- and teleplays
  • How to articulate specific shots to create the right look
  • Testing a script, editing, and rewriting
  • Pitching to agents and negotiating contracts
Helpful examples of how to format dialogue and cover pages are provided, along with up-to-date lists of agencies, writers' organizations and publications, screenwriting software, Web sites, workshops, competitions, and opportunities for further education. More than just a how-to book for screenwriters, Selling Scripts to Hollywood contains a complete set of tools for launching and advancing a thriving Hollywood writing career.

Product Details

Format: Paperback, 157 pages
Publisher: Allworth Press
Pub. Date: August 1999
ISBN: 1581150253
Dimensions: 6.02 × 0.43 × 8.97 inches

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