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The screenwriter's sourcebook : a comprehensive marketing guide for screen and television writers

by Haddad, Michael.

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 808.23 HAD
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  808.23 HAD
Written for both new and experienced writers, this comprehensive marketing guide offers advice and tips needed by writers to succeed in the film and television industries. Focusing on the business of writing, it gives writers the unabashed truth about the film industry, and advice on how to get scripts to the gatekeepers of the studios and read by agents. Comprehensive listings of contests, fellowships, grants, and development opportunities from an industry expert provide specific information on securing a healthy writing career. This extensive resource also includes guidelines regarding copyrights, sources for emergency funds, a listing of online resources, information on writers' colonies and retreats, and more.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Some how-to books for writers offer hints about plotting, character design, dialogue, and other specific aspects of translating ideas into stories. Haddad, a studio story analyst and scriptwriter, leaves all that creative stuff to us. Let's assume, he says, that you have a finished script you want to sell. How do you do that? How do you get somebody to read the darn thing? The book has three broad sections (or acts, in movie lingo): contests, career opportunities, and resources. The first section is a list of screenwriting contests: who runs them, how much it costs to enter, and so on. Section two offers a state-by-state list of agents, managers, and production companies. The third section describes the various organizations--colonies, retreats, public agencies, and online resources--available to a screenwriter. The book also has a good glossary, to bring the reader up to speed on terms he or she needs to know (such as sublim, zip pan, and brad). A useful if unadorned resource guide for the screenwriter with product to peddle. --David Pitt Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Motion picture authorship -- United States -- Marketing -- Directories.
Television authorship -- United States -- Marketing -- Directories.
Motion picture authorship -- United States -- Vocational guidance.
Television authorship -- United States -- Vocational guidance.
Publisher Chicago, Ill. :Chicago Review Press,2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description xiv, 368 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-348) and indexes.
ISBN 1556525508 (pbk.)
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