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Michael Hauge

MICHAEL HAUGE has been one of Hollywood’s top script consultants, story experts and authors for more than 30 years. He coaches screenwriters, novelists, filmmakers, speakers, and marketers, helping transform their stories and their audiences using the principles and methods of Hollywood’s most successful movies. Michael has consulted on films starring Will Smith, Tom Cruise, Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts and Morgan Freeman, and has presented lectures and workshops to more than 70,000 participants worldwide. According to Will Smith, “No one is better than Michael Hauge at finding what is most authentic in every moment of a story.” 

Products by Michael Hauge

Articles by Michael Hauge

Do You Really Want to Become a Screenwriter?

Do you have what it tak... (<a href=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)

How to Write a Pitch in 8 Essential Steps

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.

Learn how to write a pitch the simple way with these 8 steps to a powerful pitch from scr... (<a href=read more)