The Ultimate Writer's Guide to Hollywood: Your Quickest Route from Zero to Sold

The Ultimate Writer's Guide to Hollywood: Your Quickest Route from Zero to Sold

by Skip Press
     
 

Few prospects are as daunting as trying to find a way to break into Hollywood: How do you get past that chilly receptionist? Why won't anyone read your script? Will someone steal your ideas? How can you find an agent or manager? How do you get to know the "important" people in Hollywood? Who are the important people, anyway?

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Few prospects are as daunting as trying to find a way to break into Hollywood: How do you get past that chilly receptionist? Why won't anyone read your script? Will someone steal your ideas? How can you find an agent or manager? How do you get to know the "important" people in Hollywood? Who are the important people, anyway?

Veteran screenwriter, author, teacher, and Hollywood insider Skip Press knows the answers to these and many other key questions that cross the minds of aspiring screenwriters, video game designers, independent filmmakers, and television writers alike.

Dozens of books can show you how to write but that's only half the story: you also need to know how to sell what you write. The Ultimate Writer's Guide to Hollywood shows you that success is truly possible, and you'll soon see how.

As Press explains, all of the passion and talent in the world won't do you any good if you don't know your customer. He puts you inside the minds of Hollywood buyers and decision-makers. You'll learn where to find these people, how they do business, and how to start doing business with them. His superb strategies teach you how to be resourceful and savvy, how to stay on top of the trends, and how to connect with those individuals who will champion your work. Most importantly, you'll benefit from decades of successful experience in this special world, offered by Press and dozens of other Hollywood professionals.

From independent producers to top film agents, Press offers comprehensive listings of people who want to hear from you and the kind of projects they need.

A virtual atlas for taking your property from zero to sold, this is the essential book you need to get your name on the Hollywood map.

Skip Press is the author The Complete Idiot's® Guide to Screenwriting and How to Write What You Want & Sell What You Write, among many other books. He has taught at UCLA and the Academy of Art College, and his online screenwriting course is available in almost 900 colleges and universities around the world. Press has appeared as a featured speaker at writers' conferences across the United States and regularly serves on entertainment industry panels. He lives in Southern California.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760761106
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
11/25/2004
Pages:
336

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