- Paperback: 202 pages
- Publisher: Focal Press; 1 edition (March 18, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1138016462
- ISBN-13: 978-1138016460
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #877,601 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Writing for the Green Light: How to Make Your Script the One Hollywood Notices 1st Edition
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"Writing for the Green Light provides an insightful look into what distributors and production companies are looking for in a project and the unspoken rules on which Hollywood operates. If you’re trying to break into the entertainment industry and get your work noticed, this is the book for you."
-Noor Ahmed, Producer Rep, Reder & Feig LLP
"I could list all the brilliant snippets of information and advice but if I started I just wouldn't know which bits to include and which to leave out - so buy the book and read it for yourself! You won't be disappointed - even if you aren't a scriptwriter (and I'm not) it's well worth having it just to better understand how the process works and, if you are a scriptwriter, it'll certainly help you to better understand what the industry needs and hopefully help you to move along with a little more confidence in your chosen career."
- Wendy Laybourn, Network Nine
"What this book provides that no other screenwriting book does (nor my expensive NYU Film School education did) is a practical guide. There are good, useful tips for breaking in and starting a career as screenwriter."
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About the Author
Scott Kirkpatrick is the Director of Distribution for MarVista Entertainment, a Los Angeles based production and distribution company that produces original Lifetime and SyFy channel films, co-produces TV movies with Disney and Nickelodeon, and has managed international TV deals on major franchises including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Digimon, and Julius Jr. Scott has also produced and directed TV series and feature films including Eye for an Eye, Muslims in America, and Roadside Massacre.
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Add his talk on FilmCourage on YouTube and you seriously have everything you need to know to become a marketable writer in the business.
A shout out to the Author: Thank you. The writing community owes you.
He has written scripture here. This is the new tell-it-like-it-is bible on how to succeed in the movie/TV biz. I was enthralled especially with your personal, straight-from-the-heart advice, based on your own past and current experiences. Your references to actors, writers, producers, other authors are impeccable and right on target. Your recall of relevant movie/TV parts that carry the message better than anything to young, impressionable wanna-bes is uncanny. No posturing here from on high.......just good, old down-to-earth observations of a byzantine industry.
I could go on and on with platitudes about how well you not only write but, more importantly, teach and guide. Cautionary tales, yes....but loads of practical points based not on theory but on everyday experience in the marketplace. Especially liked the stories inside your Mar-Vista production meetings.
You've penned a piece that will not only do well now among practitioners (especially the novices in the business -- notice how I use parentheses, the way you like to do?) and future stars in this business. It should be a best-seller among them, to say nothing of studio and indy execs who could use a "gut-check" like this.