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The Screenplay Sell: What Every Writer Should Know
     

The Screenplay Sell: What Every Writer Should Know

by Alan Trustman
 
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

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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 (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.

Editorial Reviews

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
Fred Weintraub
It's about time somebody told it like it is.
former Warner Bros. Vice President.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595280841
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/23/2003
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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