Ask the Pros: Screenwriting : 101 Questions Answered by Industry Professionals

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Product Details

  • Series: Final Draft Presents
  • Paperback: 225 pages
  • Publisher: Lone Eagle (May 15, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580650562
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580650564
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces

Customer Reviews

101 Questions Answered By Industry Professionals

2 people found this helpful.
 on October 6, 2004
By Midwest Book Review
Enhanced with an accompanying install demo disc, Final Draft Presents Ask The Pros: Screenwriting: 101 Questions Answered By Industry Professionals is the collaborative compilation of joint-editors Howard Meibach and Paul Duran. covers everything from formatting to deal making. Applicable to screenwriting for film and television productions alike, professionals from ICM, UTA, Writers & Artists Group International, DreamWorks, MGM, Paramount, and other production companies were tapped to explain every aspect of developing a screenplay, including what to do with what’s gone wrong. If you aspire to write a screenplay worthy of production, then give a close and careful reading to Final Draft Presents Ask The Pros: Screenwriting.

What Were They Thinking?

3 people found this helpful.
 on August 17, 2004
By Sharon Y. Cobb
If you’re a screenwriter and have ever thought, “what were they thinking?” this book is for you. “Ask the Pros: Screenwriting” is a total insider’s POV of Hollywood. Written in an informative Q&A style, chapters include answers by film and TV writers; producers, development and studio execs; readers/story editors; agents and managers and even attorneys. Also there’s a mentors section. If you can handle “the truth about Hollywood,” this is a must-read.

Finally, real insight into the process

4 people found this helpful.
 on June 28, 2004
By Gene Carlisle
One of the best books I’ve read on the subject of screenwriting. Not a “how to” on the technical aspects of the craft (although there is a wonderful section on this included at the end for the novice), the interviews illustrate the battle that all writers face: a blank page. Written with humor and honesty from some of the best in the business, this book is highly recommended for anyone who truly loves to write.

Must-have for screenwriters

5 people found this helpful.
 on June 14, 2004
The book contains lots of different opinions on the business, which is why I think it is so useful. Since there’s


5 people found this helpful.
 on June 4, 2004
This answered at least 25 questions that have been bugging me. I liked it a lot.

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