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Riding the Alligator: Strategies for a Career in Screenplay Writing (and not getting eaten)

Riding the Alligator: Strategies for a Career in Screenplay Writing (and not getting eaten)

ISBN: 9781932907841
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
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The first artist-friendly screenwriting overview and guide to success by a Hollywood insider whose films and TV series have grossed more than a billion dollars.

Pen Densham is your own, warm, funny, personal mentor as you read this book that has garnered amazing responses from both the Hollywood and academic communities. Actress Robin Wright says: It is like getting a UC screenwriting course for under $30!!!. Riding the Alligator is different from many other screenwriting books in that it takes a non-dogmatic approach to finding your own personal creative process, and shares Pen s best kept secrets for selling your creations and yourself.

Pen draws from his own breakthroughs and shares his inspiring philosophy on finding a personal well of creativity from your inner voice, to overcoming the many challenges in a unique business, managing stress, the real secrets to selling your work, finding the right agent and being true to one's nature to create a lasting and passion filled career.

The book is hailed by Hollywood luminaries like Ron Howard, Paul Haggis, Jeff Bridges, Morgan Freeman and Robin Wright, as well as heads of major motion picture studios and academics from top film schools including USC, UCLA, NYU and AFI.

Also included are short, personal essays by A-List Hollywood scripters such as Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang), Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Eric Roth (Forrest Gump), Robin Swicord (Memoirs of a Geisha), Ron Shelton (White Men Can't Jump), Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island), Todd Robinson (White Squall), Andrea Berloff (World Trade Center), Anthony Peckham (Sherlock Holmes) and more. Additionally, Pen provides an Instant Library summarizing 10 other popular books on Hollywood, as reviewed by his USC Film Students. For more information on the book including reviews, videos, essays and beyond, visit ridingthealligator dot com.

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