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Getting It Write

Getting It Write
Your Price: $18.95 CDN
Author: Lee Zahavi Jessup
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 152
Pub. Date: 2014
ISBN-10: 1615931759
ISBN-13: 9781615931750

About the Book:

Getting It Write is the first comprehensive, practical guide for building a screenwriting career, from industry expectations to branding and representation.

There are plenty of books about the craft of screenwriting, and a handful about pitching your screenplay. However, little can be found on how to go from writing to pitching in the professional space. There is no formula, no three-step plan. Getting It Write: An Insider's Guide to a Screenwriting Career unlocks pragmatic guidance for constructing a screenwriting career. Never pulling any punches, the book aims to decode Hollywood, prepare you for the road ahead, provide answers for common questions and prevalent challenges, and offer tangible avenues for screenwriting success.

In today’s environment, where it is near impossible for an emerging, unknown writer to sell a spec script, it’s all about building a career. Getting It Write explores pros and cons of representation, contests, listing services, query letters, pitching events and much more, including innumerable recommendations for useful services and resources.

What people say:

"Lee’s wisdom from years of experience takes you from simply being a writer in a cave to arming you with the knowledge you need to improve your odds of success. A must-read book for all up-and-coming writers who are serious about their screenwriting careers." — Jeanne Veillette Bowerman, Screenwriter; Editor, Script Magazine

"Lee Zahavi Jessup is a screenwriter’s "career midwife." She is your caring ally in her book, helping you overcome uncertainty and push toward fulfilling your creative dreams." — Pen Densham, Academy-award nominated filmmaker

"If your goal is to make it as a screenwriter, Getting It Write should be on your bookshelf! Whether you’re just starting out or facing a writing career block, screenwriters are sure to find the advice and strategies to propel them ahead." — Kathie Fong Yoneda, author of The Script-Selling Game

"When you read Lee's book you gain real-world, practical information to help move your screenwriting career forward, and will walk out with a real advantage." — Pilar Alessandra, author of On the Page and The Coffee Break Screenwriter

About the Author:

Lee Jessup coaches screenwriters in the application of strategic business approaches as they prepare for, navigate through, and emerge into film, television, and new media space. Her clients include WGA members, Golden Globe and Emmy nominees, writers who have sold screenplays and pitches to studios and production companies, best-selling authors, as well as novice and emerging screenwriters.