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Hollywood How-To

From sell-out panels to one-on-one interviews, the Writers Guild Foundation follows every major writer and trend in film and TV. Check out our collection of over 80 not-to-be-missed titles.

Tom Schulman - Anatomy of a Script 6

Tom Schulman - Anatomy of a Script 6

$39.95 Format: DVD    Date: Oct 29, 2007

Academy Award-winning screenwriter Tom Schulman (Dead Poets Society) discusses the development, writing and making of the hugely successful comedy film “What About Bob?” ANATOMY OF A SCRIPT takes a specific project from script to screen with its writer, concentrating on the writing and development process and the writer’s role in production. Hosted by Robin Schiff and Winnie Holzman.

John Wells Tribute

John Wells Tribute

$19.95 Format: DVD    Date: Oct 29, 2007

An Evening with John Wells (writer-producer of China Beach, ER, The West Wing) interviewed about his career and writing process by Bradley Whitford, with tributes and comments from colleagues Martin Sheen, Elie Attie, Neal Baer, Carol Flint, Lydia Woodward and David Zabel.

Paul Attanasio - Writers On Writing

Paul Attanasio - Writers On Writing

$24.95 Format: DVD    Date: Oct 29, 2007

Paul Attanasio, a writer equally at home in film (Quiz Show, Donnie Brasco, The Good German) and television (Homicide: Life on the Street; Gideon’s Crossing; House MD) is interviewed about his career and approach to writing by critic and writer F.X. Feeney. “The really good guys are just compulsive rewriters,” says Paul.

Winnie Holzman and Robin Schiff - Anatomy of a Script 1

Winnie Holzman and Robin Schiff - Anatomy of a Script 1

$39.95 Format: DVD    Date: Oct 29, 2007

ANATOMY OF A SCRIPT is a series of six in-depth classes, each taking a specific project from script to screen with its writer, concentrating on the writing and development process and the writer’s role in production. Winnie Holzman and Robin Schiff discuss the writing and development of the acclaimed television series My So-Called Life and the film Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion.

Doing It for Money: The Agony and Ecstasy of Writing and Surviving in Hollywood

Doing It for Money: The Agony and Ecstasy of Writing and Surviving in Hollywood

$24.95 Format: Book    Date: Apr 15, 2006

Screenwriting war stories from successful pros. For the screenwriter, the aspiring screenwriter or the movie and television fan who likes being in the know about what goes on behindthescenes in Hollywood, Doing It For Money fascinates, amuses and delights with insider stories from writers of The Big Easy, Field of Dreams, Ali, Shrek, Silence of the Lambs, Shakespeare in Love and TV shows as OZ, Sex and the City, Northern Exposure, Sesame Street, Home Improvement, China Beach, NYPD Blue, 24, Everybody Loves Raymond, XFiles and many more. Here are insights into the process and the techniques of writing for a living, along with the agony, ecstasy, terror and triumph that go along with the endeavor. Included, too, are professional tips on writing the script, getting an agent, making a pitch, and dealing with impossible studio heads and stars. It all adds up to a lively look at Hollywood and the way things work there for screenwriters, an eyeopener for both the pro and the fan!

The First Time I Got Paid For It: Writers' Tales From The Hollywood Trenches

The First Time I Got Paid For It: Writers' Tales From The Hollywood Trenches

$16.00 Format: Book    Date: Feb 1, 2002

The First Time I Got Paid for It is a one-of-a-kind collection of essays by more than fifty leading film and television writers, with a foreword by screenwriting legend William Goldman. Linked by the theme of a writer’s “first time”—usually the first time he got paid for his work, but sometimes veering off into other, more unconventional, “first times”—these always entertaining (and sometimes hilarious) pieces share what it takes to succeed, what it takes to write well, and other aspects of maintaining creativity and integrity while striving for a career in Hollywood. Richard LaGravanese (The Fisher King, The Horse Whisperer, Living Out Loud) confesses that his first paid writing job was crafting phone-sex scripts. Nicholas Kazan (Reversal of Fortune, Matilda) explains why, in Hollywood, an oral “yes” often turns out to be a written “no.” Peter Casey writes about the unparalleled pitch meeting for the award-winning series Frasier. Virtually every big-name writer in Hollywood has contributed to this collection, making it essential research material for anyone trying to make it in the entertainment industry, and a perfect read for movie and television buffs everywhere.

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