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Writing Screenplays That Sell

Writing Screenplays That Sell <em>The Complete, Step-by-Step Guide for Writing and Selling to the Movies and TV from Story Concept to Development Deal</em> by Michael Hauge Writing Screenplays That Sell
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Author: Michael Hauge
Publisher: Collins
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 325
Pub. Date: 1991
ISBN-10: 0062725009
ISBN-13: 9780062725004
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About the Book:

The acclaimed guide to writing and selling screenplays to today's film and TV markets.

Writing Screenplays That Sell is the most complete guide available on the art, craft, and business of writing for movies and television. In this concise, expert, and comprehensive manual, Hollywood story editor and producer Michael Hauge walks you through every step of writing (and selling) successful screenplays.

Subtitled The Complete, Step-by-Step Guide for Writing and Selling to the Movies and TV from Story Concept to Development Deal, topics covered include:
• The Primary Goal of the Screenwriter;
• Successful Story Concepts;
• Artistry vs. Commerciality;
• Adapting Novels;
• Plays, and True Stories;
• Ensuring Character Identification;
• Charting the Screenplay;
• Action, Description, and Dialogue;
• Protecting Your Material;
• Getting an Agent;
• The Four Paths to a Deal;
• Writing Episodic TV Series;
• Living and Working Outside Los Angeles; and
• The Life of a Screenwriter.

What people say:

"This book breaks the code, really gets into the trenches with you, and teaches you the secrets." — Douglas Day Stewart, Screenwriter: An Officer and a Gentleman; The Blue Lagoon; Writer-Director: Thief of Hearts

"An invaluable guide to taking a story on that long journey from your head to the screen." — Kevin Wade, Screenwriter: Working Girl, Meet Joe Black, Maid in Manhattan

"If you're serious about becoming a screenwriter, start by reading this book." — Robert Mark Kamen, Screenwriter: The Karate Kid, The Power of One

"The craftsman's blueprint for anyone who is serious about writing or developing good screenplays." — Roger Birnbaum, Chairman: Spyglass Entertainment, former President of Production: Twentieth Century Fox

About the Author:

Michael Hauge is a screenplay consultant, screenwriter, and independent producer who has worked in Hollywood for the past fifteen years. He has taught screenwriting at UCLA, USC, and the American Film Institute (AFI), and has presented his two-day intensive screenwriting seminar to more than seven thousand writers and producers throughout the United States, Canada, and England.

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