How to Write It, How to Sell It: Everything a Screenwriter Needs to Know About Hollywood

How to Write It, How to Sell It: Everything a Screenwriter Needs to Know About Hollywood

by Linda Palmer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466828667
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 05/15/1998
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 365 KB

About the Author

Linda Palmer is a full-time working screenwriter, as well as the author of two novels, Starstruck and Runaway. She was the first production vice-president at Tristar Pictures and has taught screenwriting at UCLA Extension since 1990.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix(2)
Author's Note xi
1. Screenwriting Is Both an Art and a Craft
1(7)
2. Some Terms It Will Help You to Know
8(14)
3. Screenplay Format
22(33)
4. Screenplay "Dos" and "Don'ts"
55(18)
5. Creating Memorable Leading Characters
73(21)
6. Great Supporting Characters and How to Use Them
94(22)
7. How to Build Your Screenplay
116(27)
8. Structures: Tight and Loose
143(17)
9. What the Megahits Have in Common and What We Can Learn from Them
160(24)
10. The "Pitch" and the Query Letter
184(24)
11. The "Business" of Show Business
208(9)
12. Getting Past the Dreaded "Reader"
217(7)
13. Surviving Rejection--"Coping" Strategies
224(8)
14. The Birth of a New Major Studio
232(18)
15. Recommended Reading and Viewing
250(6)
16. The First Act of the Fox TV Movie Marabunta
256(43)
A Few Final Words 299

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