The New Screenwriter’s Survival Guide; Or, Guerrilla Meeting Tactics and Other Acts of War
Are you looking for the secret decoder ring owned by all successful screenwriters? Or at least a map with a spot marked X? Sit down with Max Adams. In this new and updated edition of The Screenwriter's Survival Guide, Adams goes back into the trenches to cover today's do's and don'ts to get your screenplay read, sold and produced. This is everything you ever wanted to know about the Hollywood writer’s life, but were afraid to ask. And the lifesaver you are looking for, if you want to make it as a screenwriter in the “biz.”
Adams’s authority is unmistakable. After scooping up the prizes at a number of prestigious screenwriting competitions including the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting and the Austin Film Festival, Adams launched her Hollywood career with a splashy spec sale and would go on to be labeled "Red Hot Adams" by Daily Variety after selling three pitches over a Christmas holiday. The book shines with Adams’s streetwise attitude and is packed with 65 chapters on subjects including pitching, meetings, the etiquette of getting read, using social media, what you should wear to a meting, the care and feeding of agents – and much much more.
What People Are Saying About The New Screenwriter's Survival Guide:
"This is an accessible, smart, funny, insightful book that I would and will recommend to all scribes who come my way." ~ Richard Walter, UCLA Screenwriting Chairman
“Before you even think of marketing your script, read this book and change your screenwriting life.” ~ David Trottier, The Screenwriter's Bible
"If you want to understand how Hollywood works when you’re the new kid on the block, this is the book to read." ~ Greg Beal, Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting
"On the money, and wickedly perceptive." ~ Patrick Horton, The Story Coach
"The problem with some books about writing is that they are not all that well written themselves. Then there's the gold standard: 'The New Screenwriter's Survival Guide,' which is smart, witty, shrewd, and well worth your time." ~ Nancy Bilyeau, Dujour Magazine
"Buy this book. Just do it. You'll thank me for it later." ~ Christie Leblanc, The Single Screenwriter
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- Date available: 12/27/2012
- Publication date: 12/01/2012
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Meet the Author: Max Adams
Max Adams is an award winning screenwriter and author. She has written professionally for Columbia Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, and Tri-Star Pictures. Organizations she has lectured and/or taught at include University of Southern California, Austin Film Festival, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Film Arts Foundation, New York Film Academy, Gotham Writers, University of Utah, and the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences. She is a former Writers Guild of America, West online screenwriting mentor, is the founder of two international online screenwriting workshops, The Left Door and...