The Writer Got Screwed (but Didn't Have To): Guide To The Legal And Business Practices Of Writing…

Paperback | March 14, 1997

byBrooke A. Wharton

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An indispensable roadmap to success, The Writer Got Screwed is the first book to untangle the legal and business aspects of writing for the entertainment industry. It is for the young TV production assistant waiting for a big break, the executive with a treatment tucked away in a bottom drawer, the techie targeting the new field of cyberspace writing, or anyone who is inspired to write screenplays.

Savvy Hollywood entertainment attorney Brooke Wharton decodes legal jargon, explains how to protect creative work, shows how to read between the lines of a contract, and advises how to avoid getting sued and screwed along the way. Useful resources, including a list of agencies, competitions, fellowships, internships, and legal organizations, make The Writer Got Screwed an essential part of every writer's tool chest.

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If you aspire to write for the entertainment industry there are a few things you should be aware of. The first thing you should know is that big disappointments await writers who aren't familiar with the legal and business practices that go hand-in-hand with writing for the entertainment industry. In The Writer Got Screwed: But Didn't ...

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An indispensable roadmap to success, The Writer Got Screwed is the first book to untangle the legal and business aspects of writing for the entertainment industry. It is for the young TV production assistant waiting for a big break, the executive with a treatment tucked away in a bottom drawer, the techie targeting the new field of cyb...

"A great book...an indispensable resource for anyone who has ever considered writing for the entertainment industry." (Elizabeth Daley)
Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.65 inPublished:March 14, 1997Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0062732366

ISBN - 13:9780062732361

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If you aspire to write for the entertainment industry there are a few things you should be aware of. The first thing you should know is that big disappointments await writers who aren't familiar with the legal and business practices that go hand-in-hand with writing for the entertainment industry. In The Writer Got Screwed: But Didn't Have to top Hollywood entertainment attorney Brooke A. Wharton decodes legal jargon, explains how to read between the lines of a contract and advises writers how to avoid getting cheated along the way. This guide also features a useful directory of agencies, competition, fellowships, internships and legal organizations. No screenplay writer can afford to be without this essential guide.

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"A great book...an indispensable resource for anyone who has ever considered writing for the entertainment industry." (Elizabeth Daley)