The Screenplay Sell: What Every Writer Should Know

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The truth about the movie business and why it's so tough to crack it, by the writer of THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, United Artists; BULLITT, Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Warner Bros.; THEY CALL ME MR. TIBBS, Sidney Poitier, United Artists; LADY ICE, Donald Sutherland, Jennifer O'Neill, Allied Artists; HIT!, Richard Pryor, Billy Dee Williams, Paramount; CRIME AND PASSION, Omar Sharif, Karen Black, American International Pictures; THE NEXT MAN, Sean Connery, Allied Artists; THE TRACKER...
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Overview

The truth about the movie business and why it's so tough to crack it, by the writer of THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, United Artists; BULLITT, Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Warner Bros.; THEY CALL ME MR. TIBBS, Sidney Poitier, United Artists; LADY ICE, Donald Sutherland, Jennifer O'Neill, Allied Artists; HIT!, Richard Pryor, Billy Dee Williams, Paramount; CRIME AND PASSION, Omar Sharif, Karen Black, American International Pictures; THE NEXT MAN, Sean Connery, Allied Artists; THE TRACKER (executive producer), Chris Kristofferson, Home Box Office; THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR remake, Pierce Brosnan, Renee Russo, United Artists. Eight other movies and two other television dramas, uncredited. His articles include WHO KILLED HOLLYWOOD?, 1978, Atlantic Monthly; THE SILVER SCAM - HOW THE HUNTS WERE OUTFOXED, 1980, Atlantic Monthly. THE FINER POINTS OF FINIS, 3/21/2002, Washington POST. His industry Honors: Member, American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Mystery Writers of America; International Association of Crime Writers; Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe award for best screenplay; MWA Chairman of 1994 Best Picture Edgar Committee. Other Industry Activities: Member, Writers Guild of America, West, Inc. Negotiating Committee, 1988. Toronto Film Festival panelist, 1995. Austin, Texas Film Festival panelist, 1999.
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Fred Weintraub
It's about time somebody told it like it is.
former Warner Bros. Vice President.
Roger Corman
Should be required reading at all the film schools. A significant contribution to understanding the inner workings of the industry.
President, Concorde/New Horizons
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  • ISBN-13: 9780595280841
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/23/2003
  • Edition number: 0
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.52 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2004

    Educational and Entertaining

    This book is outstanding. I couldn't put it down. A fun way to learn about the business.

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