If Your Screenplay Can't Get Past the Hollywood Reader, It Can't Get to Hollywood This ultimate insider's guide to screenwriting is designed to get you past the fiercest gatekeepers in Hollywood: the Hollywood script readers. This small army of freelancers will be among the first to read and evaluate your script and then to recommend it -- or not -- to the studios, directIf Your Screenplay Can't Get Past the Hollywood Reader, It Can't Get to Hollywood This ultimate insider's guide to screenwriting is designed to get you past the fiercest gatekeepers in Hollywood: the Hollywood script readers. This small army of freelancers will be among the first to read and evaluate your script and then to recommend it -- or not -- to the studios, directors, and stars. Designed for quick and easy access, these 500 points are a step-by-step recipe. They cannot guarantee success, but failure to follow them can almost certainly guarantee failure. Tips include: * Get your foot in the door: 23 ways to make a good first impression on the Hollywood Reader * Screen talk: why it is essential to write dialogue that looks good on the page * Your goals in each act: how to make your story unputdownable from beginning to end * Specific genre issues: writing a romance? a mystery? a thriller? Learn their special requirements and pitfalls * The final scenes: how to go out with a bang that will wow the Hollywood Reader * Still didn't get positive coverage? Inside info on what to do and how to do it Written by an industry insider who has recommended scripts that have sold for as much as one million dollars, this is the only book to show you what the Hollywood Reader wants to see. Clear, smart, and completely authoritative, 500 Ways to Beat the Hollywood Script Reader is by far the simplest, most practical book ever to hit the entertainment shelf....
|Title||:||500 Ways to Beat the Hollywood Script Reader: Writing the Screenplay the Reader Will Recommend|
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500 Ways to Beat the Hollywood Script Reader: Writing the Screenplay the Reader Will Recommend Reviews
To break the rules, you must first learn them young grasshopper. I recommend this book to all of my new writing group members who are just entering the cliché dog-eat-dog world of screenwriting. Above all screenwriting books available, THIS book will help you get your work through the merry gates of hell, otherwise known as the READER. Once your work is smooth enough to make it through their derisive gauntlets, some of which seem to only exist as an irritant to send wayward amateurs to the dungeon, you'll find yourself read by more producers, agents and production companies.
I went through and highlighted everything I do wrong in my own screenwriting. Then I usually breeze through the highlighted parts again before starting something new, and when I feel like I might be doing something wrong. The tips are short and to the point, but incredibly useful, especially to be able to remind yourself of your own writing problems with such ease.
Read probably about eight years ago when I was working on several screenplay ideas that I later just let drop. I don't remember much of what's in it, but I plan to reread my stack of screenwriting books and pick up some of those projects again.