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The Smoking Gun: True Tales From Hollywood's Screenwriting Trenches Paperback – November 16, 2015
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About the Author
An accomplished screenwriter, Doug's credits include DIE HARD 2: DIE HARDER, BAD BOYS and HOSTAGE.
Doug is the author of the Lucky Dey Thriller series which includes BLOOD MONEY, 99 PERCENT KILL, REAPER, and AMERICAN BANG. He lives in Southern California with his wife, two children and four mutts.
You can learn more about Doug at dougrichardson.com. You can contact him at email@example.com. You can also follow him at facebook.com/bydougrichardson, on Twitter: @byDougRich and Instagram: bydougrich.
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If you want a true guide that deals with the facts of life of what it really takes to survive and be a success in today’s Hollywood as a screenwriter, then grab a copy of "The smoking Gun: True Tales From Hollywood's Screenwriting Trenches" and keep it close by. In my opinion, this book should be considered a must read for every aspiring screenwriter.
What I really enjoyed was how relatable the material was - at least - for me. I began my career as a writer and now I direct and produce on a regular basis, although I still write. And, unfortunately, I recognized some of the more bizarre and humorous situations Doug has gone through.
It's hard to pick favorite parts, because I have loved every moment that I've read! And, because I prefer not to spoil it for anyone. His stories hook you in from the moment you read each new chapter. I will say there is an interesting story about Clint Eastwood that will make your day. ;)
Unfortunately, there was even a story about a shady producer early on in the book that seems to have reminded me of several people I have met along my way in the business!
In conclusion, if you're interested in any of the following subject matter - screenwriting, filmmaking, entertainment, movies, humor and the entertainment business as a whole - then I suggest you read this book. If you're looking to break into the business, you will truly appreciate it. If you're already in the business, you'll appreciate it even more.
Again, the best industry book since William Goldman's "Adventures in the Screen Trade," and that's saying something. ;)