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Michael Hauge

Michael Hauge has presented his seminars and lectures to more than 30,000 writers and filmmakers. He has coached hundreds of screenwriters and producers on their screenplays and pitches, and has consulted on projects for Warner Brothers, Disney, New Line, CBS, Lifetime, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez, Kirsten Dunst, and Morgan Freeman.

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Articles by Michael Hauge

Do You Really Want to be a Screenwriter?

Almost every writer and every serious film fan at one time or another has at least considered writing a screenplay. Lured by the power of the big (or small) screen, and by stories of all the fame, success, awards and big, big money that other screenwriters have achieved, they get seduced by the fantasy of Hollywood.

Now no doubt some of you reading these words have al... (read more)

Five Secrets to Writing Screenplays that Sell

This past summer (1999) 12 movies earned more than $100 million at the U.S. box office. Though they ranged from low budget horror to big budget sci-fi western, and included romantic comedy, broad comedy, children's special effects comedy, mystery thriller, occult thriller and a classic animated love story/adventure, they all had five things in common:

1. Each one ... (read more)

Secrets of the 3-Minute Pitch

by Michael Hauge

The opportunities in Hollywood for 20-minute pitch meetings are fairly rare, especially for newer screenwriters. But as soon as you complete your first screenplay, you'll repeatedly face the challenge of having less than 60 seconds to convince the people in power to read it.

Every time you phone an agent or production company to discuss your story or sc... (read more)

What's Hot in Hollywood?

Our reader Lauren from Memphis, TN asks

I have a quirky movie that does not fit into any standard genre. How do I sell it?

Reader Bryan from Wausau, WI asks

What's hot in Hollywood now? What's selling?

Screenwriting Expert Michael Hauge responds

Both these questions address the issue of how - and whether -... (read more)

The Eight Steps to a Powerful Pitch

Selling a screenplay or a novel is simple. It's not easy, but it's simple.

First: write a great story.
Then: get lots and lots of people to read it.

You can have the greatest, most commercial, most brilliantly written screenplay or manuscript since The Godfather, but if you don't get dozens of agents, managers, producers, editors and e... (read more)