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- ISBN: 9781439186763 | 1439186766
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 7/3/2012
"A hilarious and helpful insider's guide to launching a successful writing career in Hollywoodâ€¦The only compass readers will ever need to navigate the treacherous waters of filmmaking" ( Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Full of juicy insider knowledge as well as practical information that from the front lines, Writing Movies for Fun and Profit is a unique survival guide to conquering the Hollywood studio system. The authors have weathered script development with high-level movie executives and are ready to pull the curtain back on the most hare-brained and egotistical "notes" they've ever received and what it feels like to have written Herbie Fully Loaded. They cover everything from the art of the pitch to the art of "nodding," as well as explain the ins and outs of dealing with naysayers. This is not some highfalutin screenwriting guide to help aspiring writers "crack" their story. This book is not about screenwriting "theory." These are the adventures (and misadventures) of two guys who've made it. And, in Writing Movies for Fun and Profit they reveal how you can do it, too.