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The Screenwriter's Sourcebook

A Comprehensive Marketing Guide for Screen and Television Writers

Michael Haddad


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Written for both new and experienced writers, this comprehensive marketing guide offers advice and tips needed by writers to succeed in the film and television industries. Focusing on the business of writing, it gives writers the unabashed truth about the film industry, and advice on how to get scripts to the gatekeepers of the studios and read by agents. Comprehensive listings of contests, fellowships, grants, and development opportunities from an industry expert provide specific information on securing a healthy writing career. This extensive resource also includes guidelines regarding copyrights, sources for emergency funds, a listing of online resources, information on writers' colonies and retreats, and more.

Praise For The Screenwriter's Sourcebook: A Comprehensive Marketing Guide for Screen and Television Writers

"An excellent resource for both amateur and professional screenwriters."  — Liz Glotzer, president of feature production, Castle Rock Entertainment

"Helped me win my first screenplay contest and get my script to agents."  —Dean Simone, winner of Scr(I)pt Magazine's Open Door Contest

"An excellent resource book that will help any writer get his work read by Hollywood."  —John Banner, director, California Film Forum

Chicago Review Press, 9781556525506, 384pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2005

About the Author

Michael Haddad is a story analyst for Paramount Pictures. He has written and cowritten screenplays for more than a dozen feature films and a half dozen shorts and has written spec scripts for several television shows including Alf, Married with Children, Roc, and Seinfeld. He was the America's Funniest People grand prize winner; festival winner for the Cork International Film Festival and Film Crash, NYC; and screenplay winner for the Telluride IndieFest. He lives in South Pasadena, California.