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Writing Screenplays That Sell: The Complete, Step-by-Step Guide for Writing and Selling to the Movies and TV, from Story Concept to Development Deal
     

Writing Screenplays That Sell: The Complete, Step-by-Step Guide for Writing and Selling to the Movies and TV, from Story Concept to Development Deal

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by Michael Hauge
 

The up-to-date, acclaimed guide to writing and selling screenplays to today's film and TV markets. This is the new screenwriter's bible.

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The up-to-date, acclaimed guide to writing and selling screenplays to today's film and TV markets. This is the new screenwriter's bible.

Editorial Reviews

Hollywood Scriptwriter
“The most practical and best single book on the subject.”
Will Smith (Men in Black; Ali; The Pursuit of Happyness; Hitch; I Am Legend; Hancock)
“No one is better than Michael Hauge at finding what is most authentic in every moment of a story.”
DeVon Franklin
“Michael Hauge is a story master, and this book is an absolute must have for anyone serious about telling great stories for the screen.”
Terry Rossio
“There are five essential books that every person who wants to write screenplays should read. One of them is Writing Screenplays That Sell, and the other four don’t matter.”
Roger Birnbaum
“The craftsman’s blueprint for anyone who is serious about writing or developing good screenplays.”
Robert Mark Kamen
“If you’re serious about becoming a screenwriter, start by reading this book.”
Shane Black
““…When I pick up the phone for help, Michael Hauge is the call I make.”
Christopher Murphey
“What Michael Hauge does seems quite simple but is in fact quite rare. He takes your ideas and makes them better.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062725004
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1991
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Hauge is a story consultant, author, and lecturer who has consulted on projects for every major Hollywood studio, including films starring Will Smith, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez, Kirsten Dunst, Robert Downey Jr., and Morgan Freeman. He is the author of Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds and has presented his lectures and workshops to more than 50,000 writers and filmmakers around the world.

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I read this book about ten years ago when I was an aspiring screenwriter. I am now able to make a living at screenwriting and I have to say that I have used Michael Hauge's book as a guide for nearly everything I've written. It has become my Bible of Screenwriting. This is the perfect book for beginner screenwriters as well as those who have been writing for a long time. Beginners will find all of the basic building blocks needed for a solid script and great characters, and those who have been writing for years will probably read some things and go 'aha, that's the part I've been missing!' I've created my own charts for when I start a new script and I base them on everything I learned in this book. Without this book it would have been a long, hard road to learning how to be a good writer. Michael not only explains the different components necessary for a good story, but gives examples which is extremely helpful. And for those of you exclaiming 'but then my stories will be too formulaic if I follow 'rules' too much!' -- that just isn't true. Once you learn and use all of the components of a great story that Michael teaches you, you'll realize that most - if not all - great movies pretty much follow the patterns Michael talks about in this book. Your scripts will be solid - structurally, thematically, and emotionally. You'll learn how to make layered, believable characters that your audience will root for. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in screenwriting.