The Screenwriter's Sourcebook: A Comprehensive Marketing Guide for Screen and Television Writers (Google eBook)

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Chicago Review Press, Feb 1, 2005 - Performing Arts - 384 pages
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Written for both new and experienced writers, this comprehensive marketing guide offers advice and tips needed by writers to succeed in the film and television industries. Focusing on the business of writing, it gives writers the unabashed truth about the film industry, and advice on how to get scripts to the gatekeepers of the studios and read by agents. Comprehensive listings of contests, fellowships, grants, and development opportunities from an industry expert provide specific information on securing a healthy writing career. This extensive resource also includes guidelines regarding copyrights, sources for emergency funds, a listing of online resources, information on writers' colonies and retreats, and more.

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With a glut of how-to screenwriting books on the market and no end in sight, Hollywood story analyst Haddad has taken a different approach and compiled this comprehensive screenwriting sourcebook ... Read full review


Emergency Funds
Libraries and Museums 291 I Networks and Cable Channels
I Finding an Agent 323 t Independent Filmmaking
Glossary of Important Terms
Suggested Reading
Index of Contests by Genre
About the Author

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About the author (2005)

Michael Haddad is a story analyst for Paramount Pictures. He has written and cowritten screenplays for more than a dozen feature films and a half dozen shorts and has written spec scripts for several television shows including Alf, Married with Children, Roc, and Seinfeld. He was the America's Funniest People grand prize winner; festival winner for the Cork International Film Festival and Film Crash, NYC; and screenplay winner for the Telluride IndieFest. He lives in South Pasadena, California.

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