Getting It Write: An Insider's Guide To A Screenwriting Career by Lee Zahavi JessupGetting It Write: An Insider's Guide To A Screenwriting Career by Lee Zahavi Jessup

Getting It Write: An Insider's Guide To A Screenwriting Career

byLee Zahavi Jessup

Paperback | April 1, 2014

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There are plenty of books about the craft of screenwriting, and a handful about pitching your screenplay. However, little can be found on how to go from writing to pitching in the professional space. There is no formula, no three-step plan. Getting It Write: An Insider’s Guide to a Screenwriting Career unlocks pragmatic guidance for constructing a screenwriting career, delivered by a sought-after industry authority who works with writers both novice and professional. Never pulling any punches, the book aims to decode Hollywood, prepare the writer for the road ahead, and offer tangible avenues for screenwriting success.
Lee Jessup coaches screenwriters in the application of strategic business approaches as they prepare for, navigate through, and emerge into film, television, and new media space. Lee’s clients include WGA members, Golden Globe and Emmy nominees, writers who have sold screenplays and pitches to studios and production companies, best-sel...
Title:Getting It Write: An Insider's Guide To A Screenwriting CareerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:166 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 1, 2014Publisher:Michael Wiese ProductionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1615931759

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Table of Contents

Foreword Taking Charge of Your Screenwriting Career
Introduction Lee Jessup, Screenwriting Career Coach

Chapter 1 Ground Rules
Chapter 2 Your Screenplay
Chapter 3 The Real Deal: Fears, Myths, and Rumors
Chapter 4 Defining the Writer
Chapter 5 Know Your Seasons
Chapter 6 Managing Expectations: When Things Shift, Change, or Plain Don’t Go Your Way
Chapter 7 Simple Thoughts for Tough Times
Chapter 8 Industry News, Blogs, Screenplays, and Websites
Chapter 9 Creating a Focused Career Strategy
Chapter 10 Launching Your Screenwriting Career
Chapter 11 Your Body of Work: Materials Every Writer Should Have in Their Arsenal
Chapter 12 Oh, The Paperwork!
Chapter 13 Getting Your Screenplay Out There
Chapter 14 Query Letters
Chapter 15 Screenwriting Contests
Chapter 16 Listing and Recommendation Services
Chapter 17 The Art of the Pitch
Chapter 18 Pitch Events and Pitch Services
Chapter 19 Representation
Chapter 20 Doing the Hard Work Yourself
Chapter 21 Ongoing Marketing Efforts for Your Screenplay and Brand
Chapter 22 What Else Do You Have?
Chapter 23 Practical Guidelines for Submission and Follow-Ups
Chapter 24 Facing the Music: When Things Don’t Go Your Way
Chapter 25 Your Screenwriting Career: Looking Ahead
Final Thoughts