Riding The Alligator: Strategies For A Career In Screenplay Writing And Not Getting Eaten by Pen DenshamRiding The Alligator: Strategies For A Career In Screenplay Writing And Not Getting Eaten by Pen Densham

Riding The Alligator: Strategies For A Career In Screenplay Writing And Not Getting Eaten

byPen DenshamForeword byJay Roach

Paperback | January 1, 2011

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Pen Densham is an Oscar nominated writer-director-producer active in Hollywood today. He’s produced 16 features and over 300 hours of TV series. He created the story for the revisionist Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and co-wrote and produced the screenplay with his Trilogy Entertainment Group partner, John Watson. He wrote and directed...
Title:Riding The Alligator: Strategies For A Career In Screenplay Writing And Not Getting EatenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 5.9 × 0.7 inPublished:January 1, 2011Publisher:Michael Wiese ProductionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:193290784X

ISBN - 13:9781932907841

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword by Jay Roach

Introduction

1. The Golden Rule

2. In the Beginning

3. We All Have Doubts

4. Are My Ideas Any Good?

5. How to Structure a Story

6. Roles a Star Will Want to Play

7. We Can't have Heroes Without 'em

8. Now You Have a First Draft

9. Entering the Jungle

10. You and Your Story Go For a Ride

11. How Do I Survive Until I Get Paid to Write?

12. I Made a Sale. I'm in Development?

13. Beating the Blues

14. Thoughts from Other Screenwriters

15. Instant Screenwriting Library

16. Inspiration and Explorations

17. How do You Measure Passion?

18. Famous Last Words

Index

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Editorial Reviews

“Pen’s book is unique in that it addresses the entire landscape of movie writing as a career, and most especially encourages artists who write from the heart and strive for originality.” - Ron Howard, Filmmaker   “If you’re thinking about writing a screenplay, do yourself a favor and hop on Pen Densham’s Alligator. The ride’s enlightening.” - Jeff Bridges, Oscar winner.   “His deep understanding of the screenwriting process is at once inspiring and empowering. ” - Robert Mandel, Dean of AFI    “His words on the creative process are inspiring and useful, and his insight into the business is essential.” - Paul Haggis, Oscar Winning  Filmmaker.   “This book would have saved me years! — it's like having a close friend in the business to help guide you through the screenwriting process from idea, to script, to sale, to career.” — Jack Epps, Jr., Chair, Writing for Screen and TV, USC   “Pen’s book is wise, encouraging, helpful and kind – everything the business of moviemaking is sometimes not.” - Tom Rothman (recent) Co-Chairman, Fox    “It is one of the few books on the market that comes from a screenwriter who has actually been in the trenches.” - Philip Taylor, writer/professor - Journal of Film and Video - UFVA 2013