Writing Screenplays That Sell, New Twentieth Anniversary Edition: The Complete Guide to Turning Story Concepts Into Movie and Television Deals (Annive


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About the Author

Michael Hauge is a story consultant, author and lecturer who works with writers and filmmakers on their screenplays, novels, movies and television projects. He is currently on retainer with Will Smith's company, Overbrook Entertainment, and has consulted on projects for every major Hollywood studio, including films starring Will Smith, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez, Kirsten Dunst, Robert Downey Jr. and Morgan Freeman. He is on the Board of Directors of the American Screenwriters Association and the Advisory Board for Scriptwriter Magazine in London.


"Michael Hauge is a story master, and this book is an absolute must have for anyone serious about telling great stories for the screen."--DeVon Franklin, Vice-President of Production, Columbia Pictures
"The most practical and best single book on the subject."--Hollywood Scriptwriter
"No one is better than Michael Hauge at finding what is most authentic in every moment of a story."--Will Smith (Men in Black; Ali; The Pursuit of Happyness; Hitch; I Am Legend; Hancock)
"If you're serious about becoming a screenwriter, start by reading this book."--Robert Mark Kamen, screenwriter, The Karate Kid and The Power of One
"The craftsman's blueprint for anyone who is serious about writing or developing good screenplays."--Roger Birnbaum, Chairman, Spyglass Entertainment; former President of Production, Twentieth Century Fox
"What Michael Hauge does seems quite simple but is in fact quite rare. He takes your ideas and makes them better."--Christopher Murphey, screenwriter: The Karate Kid (2010); The Unsaid; Body of Proof
"There are five essential books that every person who wants to write screenplays should read. One of them is Writing Screenplays That Sell, and the other four don't matter."--Terry Rossio, Co-writer: Pirates of the Caribbean 1, 2, 3 & 4; Shrek; Aladdin; The Mask of Zorro; Déjà Vu
""...When I pick up the phone for help, Michael Hauge is the call I make."--Shane Black, Screenwriter: Lethal Weapon 1 & 2; The Last Boy Scout; The Long Kiss Goodnight; Writer/Director: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang