The Resource Writing movies for fun and profit! : how we made a billion dollars at the box office and you can, too!, Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon ; foreword by John Hamburg

Writing movies for fun and profit! : how we made a billion dollars at the box office and you can, too!, Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon ; foreword by John Hamburg

Label
Writing movies for fun and profit! : how we made a billion dollars at the box office and you can, too!
Title
Writing movies for fun and profit!
Title remainder
how we made a billion dollars at the box office and you can, too!
Statement of responsibility
Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon ; foreword by John Hamburg
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A guide to screenwriting by two authors who have actually done it, full of secret insider information about how to conquer the Hollywood studio system: how to write, pitch, structure, and get drunk with the best and most successful of them. If you are aiming to win an Oscar, this is not the book for you! But if you can type a little, and can read and speak English, then you too can start turning your words into money. The authors provide the kind of tips you won't find anywhere else, including: the art of pitching; getting your foot in the door; taking notes from movie stars; how to get fired and rehired ; how to get credit and royalties.--From ppublisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Garant, Robert Ben
Dewey number
808.2/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1996
LC item number
.G34 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lennon, Thomas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Motion picture authorship
Label
Writing movies for fun and profit! : how we made a billion dollars at the box office and you can, too!, Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon ; foreword by John Hamburg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Touchstone book."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Selling Your Movie. Getting started in Hollywood ; Why isn't anyone buying my brilliant script? ; How to pitch your movie ; Joining the Writers Guild of America, West -- I sold it! now what happens? ; Idiot check ; Coverage! or, How a kid getting college credit can make or break your movie! ; Have I made it yet? ; They love my script! ... and I got fired? ; Why does almost every studio movie suck donkey balls? ; The art of nodding, or, How to take notes ; Directors ; Producers ; Herbie: Fully Loaded ; Redlighting, or, How to get your movie un-greenlit! ; Turnaround ; How to pimp your movie ; Naysayers ; The silver lining ; Our lunch with Jackie Chan ; Credit$ ; Living in Los Angeles -- Writing a Screenplay. If your screenplay doesn't have this structure, it won't sell, or, Robert McKee can suck it ; In a few pages, we'll teach you how to formulate characters in a script ; How to write a screenplay ; Writing action and description ; Advice for writing with a partner ; Rewrites: you want it when? and I'm getting paid what? ; Martin Lawrence has a few thoughts, or, How to take notes from a movie star ; Arbitration, or, Who wrote this crap? ; Sequels ; Getting the book rights ; I'm drinking too much. is that a problem? ; Final thoughts -- Sample outlines
Control code
ocn687665716
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Touchstone hardcover ed.
Extent
xiii, 320 pages
Isbn
9781439186756
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011011985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)687665716
Label
Writing movies for fun and profit! : how we made a billion dollars at the box office and you can, too!, Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon ; foreword by John Hamburg
Publication
Note
  • "A Touchstone book."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Selling Your Movie. Getting started in Hollywood ; Why isn't anyone buying my brilliant script? ; How to pitch your movie ; Joining the Writers Guild of America, West -- I sold it! now what happens? ; Idiot check ; Coverage! or, How a kid getting college credit can make or break your movie! ; Have I made it yet? ; They love my script! ... and I got fired? ; Why does almost every studio movie suck donkey balls? ; The art of nodding, or, How to take notes ; Directors ; Producers ; Herbie: Fully Loaded ; Redlighting, or, How to get your movie un-greenlit! ; Turnaround ; How to pimp your movie ; Naysayers ; The silver lining ; Our lunch with Jackie Chan ; Credit$ ; Living in Los Angeles -- Writing a Screenplay. If your screenplay doesn't have this structure, it won't sell, or, Robert McKee can suck it ; In a few pages, we'll teach you how to formulate characters in a script ; How to write a screenplay ; Writing action and description ; Advice for writing with a partner ; Rewrites: you want it when? and I'm getting paid what? ; Martin Lawrence has a few thoughts, or, How to take notes from a movie star ; Arbitration, or, Who wrote this crap? ; Sequels ; Getting the book rights ; I'm drinking too much. is that a problem? ; Final thoughts -- Sample outlines
Control code
ocn687665716
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Touchstone hardcover ed.
Extent
xiii, 320 pages
Isbn
9781439186756
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011011985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)687665716

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