The Writer Got Screwed but Didn t Have To

Advises writers on protecting their work, understanding legal jargon, finding an agent, and more

Author: Brooke Wharton

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: STANFORD:36105060456204

Category: Performing Arts

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Advises writers on protecting their work, understanding legal jargon, finding an agent, and more
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The Complete Idiot s Guide to Screenwriting

For entertainment business legal advice, I recommend Business and Legal Forms for Authors and SelfPublishers, by attorney and publisher Tad Crawford (Allworth Press), and The Writer Got Screwed (but didn't have to): A Guide to the Legal ...

Author: Skip Press

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241886519

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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This guide is for anyone who has ever thought of screenwriting. Written by someone who has "been there, done that," and lived to tell the tale, it reveals the most popular genres, explains how stories need to be structured for feature films and TV movies, offers the freshest look at workshops and online classes, and disusses how to set up a step-by-step path to success.
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How to Manage Your Agent

... and David Rensin When Hollywood Had a King: The Reign of Lew Wasserman, Who Leveraged Talent into Power and Influence, by Connie Bruck The Writer Got Screwed (but didn't have to): Guide to the Legal and Business Practices of Writing ...

Author: Gervich Chad

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136070938

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 300

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First published in 2013. Have you written the script for the next box office blockbuster or hit TV show and just need the right agent to sell it? Not sure whether to accept an if-come deal or a script commitment? Debating which manager is the right choice to steer your career? Well, worry no more...How to Manage Your Agent is a fun, friendly guide to the world of literary representation. Enter the inner sanctums of Hollywood's power-brokers and learn how they influence what pitches get bought, what projects get sold, and which writers get hired. Find tips from top-level executives, agents, managers, producers, and writers to help you maximize your own representation and kick your career into overdrive! You'll learn: How agents prioritize their client list... and ways to guarantee you're at the top; When to approach new representation... and what you need to capture their interest; Hollywood's secret buying schedule... and how to ensure you're on it; The truth about packaging... where it helps and when it hurts; Which agents are best for you... and where to find them; Advice on acing your first agent meeting... and why so many writers blow it; Managers' tricks for creating buzz... and when to use them yourself; How to fire your agent... without killing your career; When you don't need representation... and how to succeed without it. The value of good representation is undeniable-especially in a world where agents and managers control which projects (and careers) live or die. How to Manage Your Agent puts you on the inside track to get your work the attention it deserves!
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Moviemind For Screenwriters

Write It Right And Get It Written William Ronald Craig ... The Screenwriter's Bible : A Complete Guide to Writing , ... The Writer Got Screwed ( but didn't have to ) : Guide to the Legal and Business Pratices of Writing for the ...

Author: William Ronald Craig

Publisher: On the Flats Pub

ISBN: 0972080228

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

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Written by a screenwriting teacher, this step-by-step plan for creating a commercial screenplay in four months includes three chapters on format, advance storytelling tips and tricks, strategies to get the work done, innovative marketing advice, and more.
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Screen Teen Writers

Writing Scripts Hollywood Will Love (Allworth Press, 2000) by Katherine Atwell Herbert How to Make It in Hollywood ... The Business of Screenwriting (Lone Eagle Publishing Co., 1999) by Ron Suppa The Writer Got Screwed (But Didn't Have ...

Author: Christina Hamlett

Publisher: Christina Hamlett

ISBN: 9781566080781

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 239

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Screen Teen Writers is a Meriwether Publishing publication.
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Breakfast with Sharks

A Screenwriter's Guide to Getting the Meeting, Nailing the Pitch, Signing the De al, and Navigating the Murky Waters of ... as well as Clause By Clause by Stephen Breimer and The Writer Got Screwed (But Didn't Have To), for deal tips.

Author: Michael Lent

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780307419965

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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What They Didn’t Teach You in Your Screenwriting Course Screenwriters, listen up! Breakfast with Sharks is not a book about the craft of screenwriting. This is a book about the business of managing your screenwriting career, from advice on choosing an agent to tips on juggling three deal-making breakfasts a day. Prescriptive and useful, Breakfast with Sharks is a real guide to navigating the murky waters of the Hollywood system. Unlike most of the screenwriting books available, here’s one that tells you what to do after you’ve finished your surefire-hit screenplay. Written from the perspective of Michael Lent, an in-the-trenches working screenwriter in Hollywood, this is a real-world look into the script-to-screen business as it is practiced today. Breakfast with Sharks is filled with useful advice on everything from the ins and outs of moving to Los Angeles to understanding terms like “spec,” “option,” and “assignment.” Here you’ll learn what to expect from agents and managers and who does what in the studio hierarchy. And most important, Breakfast with Sharks will help you nail your pitch so the studio exec can’t say no. Rounded out with a Q&A section and resource lists of script competitions, film festivals, trade associations, industry publications, and more, Breakfast with Sharks is chock-full of “take this and use it right now” information for screenwriters at any stage of their careers.
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The Creative Artist s Legal Guide

And for information on contracts geared specifically for screenwriters, see Brooke A. Wharton, The Writer Got Screwed (but Didn't Have To): A Guide to the Legal and Business Practices of Writing for the Entertainment Industry (New York: ...

Author: William J. Seiter

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300161199

Category: Law

Page: 244

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Demystifying the fundamental principles of intellectual property, this practical resource, essential for anyone trying to navigate today's rapidly changing media environment, provides creative artists with the legal concepts needed to deal safely with lawyers, agents, executives and others. Original.
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The New Scriptwriter s Journal

screenwriters who may want to produce their own work. ... The Writer Got Screwed (but didn't have to): A Guide to the Legal and Business Practices of Writingfor the Entertainment Industry Written in an animated style by a seasoned ...

Author: Mary Johnson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136051142

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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The New Scriptwriter's Journal places you, the writer, in the center of the complex and challenging process of scriptwriting. Charge up your imagination while learning how to write a professional screenplay. This informational and inspirational guide details the creative aspects of scriptwriting such as crafting dialogue and shaping characters. Inside, you'll find blank pages to jot down your thoughts, ideas, and responses to the text, creating your own source book of script ideas. Whether you're an indie filmmaker longing to shoot your first digital feature or an aspiring screenwriter writing a spec script for Hollywood, your journal will be an invaluable resource. Special chapters offer insights on adaptation, ethics of screenwriting, and the future of storytelling in the digital age, as well as alternative storytelling. Additionally, The New Scriptwriter's Journal includes an invaluable annotated guide to periodicals, trade publications, books, catalogs, production directories, script sources. scriptwriting software, and internet resources.
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Entertainment Labor

2012) (see book's index for union and guild references). Weissman, Richard, UNDERSTANDING THE MUSIC BUSINESS ch. 5 (Prentice Hall, 2009). Wharton, Brooke A., THE WRITER GOT SCREWED (BUT DIDN'T HAVE TO) (New York: Harper Collins ...

Author: Jonathan Handel

Publisher: Hollywood Analytics

ISBN: 9781441439789

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 356

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A must-have for academics and attorneys working in entertainment labor, Entertainment Labor: An Interdisciplinary Bibliography is a 345 page annotated bibliography of over 1,500 books, articles, dissertations, legal cases and other resources dealing with entertainment unions and guilds and select other aspects of entertainment labor.Also included are:• Annotations (where necessary to explain the relevance of the book or article)• Capsule descriptions of legal cases • Page references (where only a portion of the book or article is relevant)• URLs (for full-text articles that are available online at no charge)• A detailed chapter on materials available from the unions and guilds themselves• A 90-page index
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Developer s Guide to Computer Game Design

If applied to the books Clause by Clause by Stephen F. Breimer and The Writer Got Screwed ( but didn't have to ) by Brooke A. Wharton , the phrase would refer to the proliferation of shady deal makers looking to find that next sucker !

Author: John Scott Lewinski

Publisher: Wordware

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028638240

Category: Computers

Page: 298

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An overview of the steps involved in producing an award-winning computer game from a design perspective. The design phase of the business is essential for developers to understand before any code is written. The CD-ROM is very competitive, containing design elements from other leading computer game designers, and a game engine.
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