Introduction

How can you break in as a writer’s assistant? When is it appropriate to give your script to a friend or colleague in the business? What does a producer expect in collaborating with a screenwriter? What is the process of writing independent films as compared to studio films? What does a pitch look like in the room? How can you break into writing for children’s television? What is the day-in-the-life of a successful indie writer-director?

Unless you’re already working as a screenwriter, chances are, you don’t know the answers to these questions. But you will soon enough. After reading about the experiences of dozens of seasoned professionals in this book, you’ll have answers to your questions about the business of screenwriting, as ...

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