Writer's Guide to Hollywood Producers, Directors, and Screenwriter's Agents, 1999-2000

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A successful screenwriter who has sold three screenplays and has had many more optioned offers the complete guide for those harboring dreams of writing for the screen. Included are listings of more than 100 new directors and production companies, as well as interviews with many people in the business.
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Overview

A successful screenwriter who has sold three screenplays and has had many more optioned offers the complete guide for those harboring dreams of writing for the screen. Included are listings of more than 100 new directors and production companies, as well as interviews with many people in the business.
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At last, the ultimate insider's guide to Hollywood for writers, packed with advice written in a conversational tone and contacts for important people in Hollywood's filmmaking industry. A writer's guide discusses novels and films, agents and managers, computer software and other tools of the trade, and the latest Web sites connecting writers and those involved in film. Some 200 pages of profiles describe agents, lawyers, managers, producers, and directors, with information on contacting them. Includes a glossary. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761514848
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Series: Writer's Guide to Hollywood Producers Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 7.45 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part One
Writer's Guide
Maybe You Should Write a Book
Working the Hollywood Web
What's Your High Concept?
Navigating the Great Unknown
Someone's Gotta Love It
High Noon in Mentorville
It's a Wonderful Type
Getting It All in Focus
"Indy" Doesn't Always Mean Indiana
Agents and Managers-The People Who Get You There
On the Edge of Infinity and Beyond
Welcome to Hollywood
A Day in the Life with the Tools of the Trade
The Indispensable Organization
See You at the Movies
Part Two
All About Agents, Lawyers, and Managers
Agent Listings
Part Three
All About Producers and Directors
Producer and Director Listings
Glossary and Resources
Index
About the Author
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2001

    Not worth it.

    I have found the Hollywood Creative Directory's PRODUCERS book FAR more comprehensive and accurate. It really is the only book that gives you current contact info, accurate names and titles of working producers in Holywood. For agents, the HOllywood creative Directory AGENTS & MANAGERS Directory is the best book out there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2000

    read this book and get shafted and ripped off

    This book is absolutely terrible. Many of the people it suggests you contact are some of the most dishonest people in Hollywood. These are producers who shaft and rip off new writers left and right, and this book does nothing but steer you right into their traps. Some of the agents it suggests you contact are the scummiest people you could possibly imagine. The author admits right in the book he didn't check the people's credentials and it shows. One of the agents he hypes was just indicted for stealing clients' money. Don't even think of consulting this horrible book. It's nothing but a trap for suckers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2000

    so bad, I wish I could rate it no stars

    This book is a tremendous disappointment. It vastly exaggerates and downright misrepresents how Hollywood works. It also has a lot of risky advice, like how a writer should try to sell material without an agent. That's like telling someone to drive a racecar without brakes. Don't touch this book unless you want a lot of misinformation and bad advice. It¿s just like those ¿how to get rich quick¿ books that are only designed to sucker the dollars out of your pocket.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 1999

    This book is entertaining and helpful!

    I made an agent contact soon after purchasing this book. In fact the agent has helped me develop my project. My project is well under way and almost complete. The book lists numerous internet sites as well to post your material to/contact. As a professional writer I would not recommend this route. However, depending on how you see the development of your career this could be viable. Listen, the name of the game is contacts. There are a ton of ideas available for stories, but who do YOU know to sell to. That's the bottom line. This book can put you in the ball park on the playing field. Yes, there is some padding, but for me it was entertaining. For what this book costs and for what you can get out of it, I'd say go for it. There isn't a professional I know who doesn't continually seek new contacts and I know a few. If you need to learn how to write a screen play I'd use other books (See related titles). There is some truth to the 'gold rush' analogy above. The agent I hooked up with has been inundated with material. Do you believe in your work or not? Do you believe in yourself or not? That's what will make a difference in this industry. In fact it's the only thing that makes any difference! If your story is good, it's good and how many submissions your agent has won't make any difference. It will get their attention. That's where who else you know can be helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 1999

    Great information source!

    I've found The Writer's Guide to Hollywood to be the best source of information on the market. Not only does it list Producers and Agents address, but what type of screenplay they are interested in. The interviews also offer valuable information.

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