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More than just a how-to, this book details what analysts and producers look for in a commercial script, and what makes a screenplay appealing to buyers. Readers will learn how Hollywood operates, how to test a script idea, the 3-act structure, tips for making a screenplay "user friendly" to script analysts and producers, and making the script "look right" for marketing it. It tells screenwriters what they need to know to gain script analysts' approval: how Hollywood operates, testing a script idea, building the structure, and marketing the final screenplay. Aimed at aspiring and beginning screenwriters, it provides a step-by-step process to ensure that their scripts won't be seen as amateur, including the 3-actstructure - a tested convention essential to the process. It contains: up-to-date resource list with websites, agents, agencies and more; interesting titbits about the Hollywood process; and, how things really work, and how scripts get chosen. The author is a former top Hollywood script analyst, who made many script discoveries for both feature films and television movies. His previous book, "Writing Scripts Hollywood Will Love", has sold over 12,000 copies in its two editions. He teaches college courses on screenwriting, lectures at writers' workshops, and has conducted day-long seminars on writing for Hollywood.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781581154399
ISBN-10: 1581154399
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 153mm x 14mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Allworth Press,U.S.
Publisher: Allworth Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Katherine Atwell Herbert

KATHERINE ATWELL HERBERT has analyzed screenplays for TNT, Viacom-Showtime, Lightstorm, Fox Television, and several other production companies. Among her script discoveries are "Robocop" and "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure." Her scriptwriting repertoire includes episodes for "Trial by Jury," "Murder She Wrote," and "Quantum Leap," and several feature screenplays. She is the author of Selling Scripts to Hollywood and Writing Scripts That Hollywood Will Love.

Books By Author Katherine Atwell Herbert

Writing Scripts Hollywood Will Love by Katherine Atwell Herbert

Writing Scripts Hollywood Will Love

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Selling Scripts to Hollywood by Katherine Atwell Herbert

Selling Scripts to Hollywood

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