By Thomas Lennon, Robert B. Garant
Ultimately, a advisor to screenwriting through men who've truly performed it (instead of a few schmuck who simply supplies lectures approximately screenwriting on the airport Marriott).
Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon’s videos have revamped one thousand million funds on the field office— and now they enable you do it your self! This booklet is filled with mystery insider information regarding the way to overcome the Hollywood studio process: the way to write, pitch, constitution, and get inebriated with the easiest of them. good . . . possibly no longer the simplest of them, yet definitely the main profitable. (If you’re aiming to win an Oscar, this isn't the booklet for you!) but when you could style a bit, and will learn and communicate English—then you may also commence turning your phrases into $TACK$ of cash!
This is the one screenwriting e-book you are going to ever want. simply because all different ones pretty well suck. In those pages, Garant and Lennon give you the form of useful assistance you won’t locate at any place else, together with:
• THE paintings OF PITCHING
• GETTING YOUR FOOT within the DOOR
• TAKING NOTES FROM motion picture STARS
• easy methods to GET FIRED AND REHIRED
• tips on how to GET credits AND ROYALTIES!
AND most crucial: WHAT to shop for WITH the massive PILES of cash YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE!
Writing video clips for enjoyable and Profit will take you thru the highs and lows of lifestyles as a certified screenwriter. From the highs of hugging Gisele Bündchen and getting kung fu punched by way of Jackie Chan to the soul-crushing lows of Herbie: totally Loaded.
READ THIS BOOK—and you’ll have every thing you want to make your first billion the old fashioned way—by “selling out” in convey company!
A element of the authors’ proceeds from this booklet are being contributed to the USO of Metropolitan Washington, a personal, nonprofit association devoted to serving energetic responsibility army participants and their households within the higher Washington, D.C., region.
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How cool is that? It’s the main gratifying factor on the earth. If you’re a author, that's. If you’re a author, it’s what you’d be doing besides, even if you have been purported to be serving lattes or flying a 747. And take note: Hollywood will continually want writers. Actors should be changed with CGI. Studio heads final years. with no scripts, administrators can’t do shit. move west, younger guy. Take your computer, hop a freight vehicle, and head out to the Dream Factory—where the streets are paved with gold! (Not real. ) The final piece of recommendation we’ll go away you with is that this: As a author in Hollywood, there are numerous issues that you simply can't keep an eye on. judgements effecting your profession should be made when you are now not within the room, forever. there'll constantly be writers who're extra hooked up than you. There’s not anything you are able to do approximately that. Don’t fear concerning the belongings you can’t regulate. fear approximately stuff you can. the single factor you could regulate is that this: you could continuously paintings more durable than the following man. So DO. * * * weapon. purchase airtime on neighborhood television and begin working assault advertisements on a few random dude. Get your individual Island of Dr. Moreau factor going. Throw a parade for your self on a daily basis. placed a bounty on somebody’s head! level an enormous bar brawl with a hundred stuntmen on the Rainbow Room (without telling the Rainbow Room). construct the world’s most costly helicopter, INSIST on piloting it for its maiden flight, then CRASH on takeoff. (Think of the YouTube hits! ) purchase $100,000 plates at political fund-raisers then appear in a KKK uniform. purchase a home in Beverly Hills, tear it down, and submit an Aerosmith-themed water park. Meet fascinating humans. pass fascinating areas. See the realm! stay! Love! consider soreness and pleasure and loss and victory and defeat! Or—bite the bullet, be the man who eventually DOES IT: pour your funds into technology, get the simplest minds on the planet jointly to paintings on it, and eventually be the fellow who invents a tool that we could us speak with mice. Now—stop considering it, cease conversing approximately it. Pull your head out of the bong and begin writing a spec. What the hell are you watching for? —Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon (Dictated, yet no longer learn. On speakerphone from their separate writing compounds in Barcelona, Spain, and on Hiva Oa, within the French Marquesas. ) APPENDIX pattern OUTLINES 1. Reno S. O. S.! 2. Scouts’ Honor three. speedy Monsters We’ve incorporated those 3 outlines so that you can see how a lot element we placed into them and also you should still positioned into your self. As you will see, we do the entire heavy-lifting inventive paintings within the define degree. So whilst it’s time to jot down the script, all that’s left to fill in is the jokes and discussion. With this method, writing screenplays will be effortless! Reno S. O. S.! Reno 911! lovers usually ask us, “Are you going to make a sequel to Reno 911! : Miami? ” the reply, in a note, isn't any. Why? the reply, in a notice, is cash. the reply, in twenty-two phrases, is—we aren't going to make a sequel to Reno 911! : Miami, simply because Reno 911! : Miami didn’t make adequate funds to warrant a sequel. (Also simply because we stated the sequel previously, waking up the box-office elves.