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Selling a Screenplay: The Screenwriter's Guide to Hollywood

Selling a Screenplay: The Screenwriter's Guide to Hollywood
Your Price: $22.95 CDN
Author: Syd Field
Publisher: Delta
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 304
Pub. Date: 1989
ISBN-10: 0440502446
ISBN-13: 9780440502449

About the Book:

Acclaimed by CNN as the "guru of all screenwriters," and by The Hollywood Reporter as "the most sought after screenwriting teacher in the world," several generations of screenwriters have used Syd Field's bestselling books to ignite successful careers in film.

Selling a Screenplay: The Screenwriter's Guide to Hollywood is your very own hands-on workshop – the book that allows you to participate in the processes that made the Syd Field workshops invaluable to beginners and working professionals alike. First he told you how to write it in Screenplay, then he told you how to perfect it in his guides and workbooks, now he tells you how to sell it.

Everybody has a story to tell. Everybody wants to write the great American screenplay. But what do you do after it’s written? How do you sell it? Studio honchos. Development Executives. Independent Producers. What do they want? Do you need an agent or manager to get it into production? Selling a screenplay can mean earning $250,000 or more, so competition is fierce.

No one knows more about screenwriting than Syd Field – and now in Selling a Screenplay, the celebrated lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author gives you an insider’s look at the movie and TV industry, packed with essential tips from the pros. Selling a Screenplay is a must-have guide for every screenwriter, filled with frank real-life advice from Hollywood’s most powerful deal makers and most celebrated screenwriters. They all started somewhere.

Selling a Screenplay is a groundbreaking book that:

• Breaks Down the Business of Screenwriting
• Explains What the Buyer Looks For
• Shows You What to Do to Get in the Door
• Tackles the Pitching Process
• Provides Personal Insights from Famous Screenwriters

Selling a Screenplay is a perfect companion volume to his Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting, which is universally considered to be "the Bible" of screenwriting.

About the Author:

Syd Field (1935-2013) was an internationally acclaimed teacher, lecturer, and popular speaker who held workshops and seminars for writers hoping to grasp Hollywood's magic formula. Writers who learned from Field – including Tina Fey, Alfonso Cuaron, Judd Apatow, John Singleton, and Frank Darabont – worked in all genres of film and television. Born in Hollywood, he grew up immersed in the film world. He attended Hollywood High School and UC Berkeley, where he received a degree in English literature in 1960. He began his career at Wolper Productions in the shipping department before writing for the original Biography TV series. He was also a script consultant for 20th Century Fox, Disney, Universal and TriStar Pictures. In the mid-1970s he began teaching screenwriting at Sherwood Oaks Experimental College on Hollywood Boulevard and went on to became a lecturer at USC and the American Film Institute. He was the American Screenwriting Association's first inductee into the Screenwriting Hall of Fame.

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