As a television and film screenwriter-producer for four decades, I’ve seen careers come and go. Fame bloom and curdle. Watched big screenwriters stagger into drought. The dubious soar. Some lose their way. Some never make it back. If only there had been a map….

By coincidence, you now hold one.

Follow it closely and you will be body-guarded through screenwriting’s casino, where scripts hatch and migrate, regularly die, periodically gain a heartbeat, and are the coveted octane for the movie business.

Your ringmaster through this steeplechase of players, wannabes, snipers, and elusive opportunity is Andrew Stevens—an entrepreneurial marvel who, with charm, acumen, and ferocity, has triumphantly navigated the creative Alps, financial ...

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