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Freelance Writing for Hollywood: How to Pitch, Write and Sell Your Work

Freelance Writing for Hollywood: How to Pitch, Write and Sell Your Work
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Author: Scott Essman
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 280
Pub. Date: 2000
ISBN-10: 0941188272
ISBN-13: 9780941188272
About the Book:

HARD TO FIND BOOK, only a very limited number of copies are still available.

Do you read movie reviews or feature stories on your favourite artists and think to yourself, "I could do that?" Ever wondered how you can turn your love of movies and pop culture into money in your pocket? This book takes a unique approach to the subject by actually dealing with how to develop a freelance career.

Consider the possibilities of the vast and varied field of entertainment writing. Freelance Writing for Hollywood is your guide to this wide-ranging, exciting field. Whether you're an experienced journalist or a novice looking to break in, this book provides valuable tips and sound advice on everything from constructing a well-written feature to targeting the publications and markets best for you.

Seasoned freelance writer Scott Essman explains and guides you through the vast and varied world of entertainment writing. Topics range from fundamentals such as defining goals, choosing subject matter and selecting a medium, to advanced subjects such as networking, cold-calling, pitching your idea and self-publishing.

Whatever your experience level, this book will help you find your niche in the field of entertainment writing and give you the tools you need to be successful in it.

What people say:

"Scott Essman draws upon his many years as a successful freelance screenwriter and independent film producer to show aspiring screen writers how to write, pitch their work to producers and studio production heads in Freelance Writing for Hollywood. This practical, informative, detailed 'how to' guide covers all aspects of promoting a screenplay concept or script with a wealth of invaluable tips, ideas, advice, and techniques. Especially recommended reading for the novice and aspiring writer seeking to break into this highly competitive and demanding field, Freelance Writing for Hollywood will prove a seminal and core reference for anyone seeking to be successful writing for movie studios, independent producers, television, or adaptations from the stage." — Mid-West Book Review

About the Author:

Scott Essman has been teaching in higher educational classrooms since 1990 and instructing in media studies since 2004. Starting in 1996, he has been a published freelance writer, with many hundreds of articles in Cinefex, Moviemaker and L'Ecran Fantastique, among others, in addition to dozens more books, press releases, screenplays and other works in his name.