Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too!
Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon's movies have made over a billion dollars at the box office--and now they show you "how to do it yourself!"
This book is full of secret insider information about how to conquer the Hollywood studio system: how to write, pitch, structure, and get drunk with the best of them. Well... maybe not the best of them, but certainly the most successful of them. (If you're aiming to win an Oscar, "this is not "the book for you!) But if you can type a little, and can read and speak English--then you too can start turning your words into $TACK$ OF MONEY!
In these pages, Garant and Lennon provide the kind of priceless tips you won't find anywhere else, including:
- THE ART OF PITCHING
- GETTING YOUR FOOT IN THE DOOR
- TAKING NOTES FROM MOVIE STARS
- HOW TO GET FIRED AND REHIRED
- HOW TO GET CREDIT AND ROYALTIES!
AND MOST IMPORTANT:
- WHAT TO BUY WITH THE HUGE PILES OF MONEY YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE!
"Writing Movies for Fun and Profit "will take you through the highs and lows of life as a professional screenwriter. From the highs of hugging Gisele Bundchen, and getting kung fu punched by Jackie Chan, to the soul-crushing lows of "Herbie: Fully Loaded. "READ THIS BOOK--and you'll have everything you need to make your first billion the old-fashioned way--by "selling out" in show business!
A portion of the authors' proceeds from this book are being contributed to the USO of Metropolitan Washington, a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving active duty military members and their families in greater Washington, D.C., region.
- Date available: 07/05/2011
- Publication date: 07/05/2011
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Meet the Author: Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon
ROBERT BEN GARANT was born in Cookeville, Tennessee. He spent the early 1990s appearing in Off-Off Broadway theaters (bars) in New York City with the comedy group The State. The State had a three-year run on MTV, then a forty-minute run on CBS. He then created, wrote, produced, and occasionally appeared in three seasons of Viva Variety on Comedy Central.
He was the co-creator, executive producer, and star of Comedy Central’s Reno 911! for six seasons. He lives in Hollywood with his three cats, Baby, Heaven, and Pikachu. (He didn’t name any of them.)
Since relocating to Los Angeles, he has written feature film scripts...