Cool Million: How to Become a Million-Dollar Screenwriter

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With in-depth interviews and revealing insights from those who have done it, this unique behind the scene information is comprehensive in its scope inspiring readers with advice, secrets and war stories from famous screenwriters.

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Overview

With in-depth interviews and revealing insights from those who have done it, this unique behind the scene information is comprehensive in its scope inspiring readers with advice, secrets and war stories from famous screenwriters.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590770184
  • Publisher: M. Evans & Company
  • Publication date: 12/15/2003
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 1,389,297
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
How this Book Works 4
The Screenwriters 6
Imagine This 9
Pt. 1 It All Starts with a Big Idea
1 That's a Lot of Money - Who are these People? 13
2 Blockbuster Movies are Big in Every Way 22
3 Begin by Looking in Your Heart 30
4 Train Your Mind to Think Big 37
5 Imagination is Your Biggest Creative Tool 53
Pt. 2 What You Need to Know About the Audience
6 Writing for a Big Audience 67
7 The Audience Loves Heroes 77
8 Blockbuster Stories Go Places 87
Pt. 3 Writing a Million Dollar Screenplay
9 Start with a Big Idea and Build 95
10 Blockbuster Screenplays are Built to Thrill 101
11 You have to Work Hard and Play Hard 127
12 Blockbuster Writing Style 147
13 The Bullet-Proof Screenplay 161
Pt. 4 What You Need to Know About Hollywood
14 Writing for Hollywood 179
15 Tactics and Strategies 192
16 Agents Need You as Much as You Need Them 207
17 Readers and Development Executives Need Love 227
18 Studio Executives Have to Hit It Big 232
19 How to Think Like a Hollywood Screenwriter 249
20 More Tactics and Strategies 253
A Blockbuster Life 258
Afterword 261
Recommended Reading 262
About the Author 265
Index 266
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