Tough Love Screenwriting
Tough Love Screenwriting is NOT another dreaded "how to write" book.
It's something much more valuable -- a brass-knuckles, boots on the ground guide to building a paid, professional screenwriting career, written by a veteran who's made a good living doing it for over two decades.
These pages come from the direct, firsthand experience of a produced professional who's sold scripts, had a hit movie, been hired on numerous writing assignments, dealt with sadistic studio deadlines and handled crazy producers, directors and actors at their most extreme.
Massive Bonus -- it also includes THE FIRST COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO WRITERS GUILD CREDIT ARBITRATION by anyone, anywhere -- written by a WGA Screen Credits Committee member with vast personal experience on all sides of the Arbitration aisle.
Ultimately, Tough Love Screenwriting is aimed at the dedicated writer, the pragmatic dreamer who has pledged themselves to their craft, regardless of results, come Hell or high water, win lose or draw. The straight-shooting individual who understands the odds of becoming a successful screen or television writer are long, but certainly not impossible; and that superb storytelling and stellar writing are your best tools when scaling Hollywood's unforgiving granite walls.
Bottom line, there is nothing else like Tough Love out there. It's essentially the book the author wishes someone had given him when first coming to Hollywood. It's as much combat field manual as practical navigational guide and memoir -- a wicked fun read guaranteed to get you laughing in some pretty twisted ways.
But beware -- this book is not gluten-free. It doesn't nurture your heart chakra and not everybody gets a trophy. Tough Love prides itself on presenting the brutal truth without pulling punches, whether you dig it or not. You may not like some of what this book has to say -- which is proof-positive that it's working.
- Date available: 01/30/2015
- Publication date: 01/27/2015
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Meet the Author: John Jarrell
An Honors Graduate of the NYU Film Program, John sold his first screenplay at 24 and has been a professional screenwriter ever since. The film he wrote most people are familiar with is Romeo Must Die -- the hip-hop/kung-fu actioner starring Aaliyah and Jet Li.
During John's career he's written many films and TV pilots for major studios Warner Bros., Universal, Fox, Sony and Dreamworks, and has been fortunate enough to work with some of the best producers and directors in Hollywood. These include -- Jeffrey Katzenberg, Neil Moritz, Joel Silver, Terence Chang and John Woo, Mike Medavoy, James Foley, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman and Warren L...