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The First Time I Got Paid for it: Writers' Tales from the Hollywood Trenches by Peter Lefcourt

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The First Time I Got Paid for it: Writers' Tales from the Hollywood Trenches by Peter Lefcourt

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First time in paperback: The inside scoop on how some of America's finest screenwriters broke into the movie biz, including Cameron Crowe, Nora Ephron, Lawrence Kasdan, and Nick Kazan

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The First Time I Got Paid for It is a one-of-a-kind collection of essays by more than fifty leading film and television writers, with a foreword by screenwriting legend William Goldman. Linked by the theme of a writer's "first time"--usually the first time he got paid for his work, but sometimes veering off into other, more unconventional, "first times"--these always entertaining (and sometimes hilarious) pieces share what it takes to succeed, what it takes to write well, and other aspects of maintaining creativity and integrity while striving for a career in Hollywood. Richard LaGravanese (The Fisher King, The Horse Whisperer, Living Out Loud) confesses that his first paid writing job was crafting phone-sex scripts. Nicholas Kazan (Reversal of Fortune, Matilda) explains why, in Hollywood, an oral "yes" often turns out to be a written "no." Peter Casey writes about the unparalleled pitch meeting for the award-winning series Frasier. Virtually every big-name writer in Hollywood has contributed to this collection, making it essential research material for anyone trying to make it in the entertainment industry, and a perfect read for movie and television buffs everywhere.

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SKU GOR001799238
Title The First Time I Got Paid for it: Writers' Tales from the Hollywood Trenches
Author By (author) Peter Lefcourt
Contributor By (author) Laura Shapiro
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher The Perseus Books Group
Year Published 2002
Page Number 288
ISBN 0306810972
ISBN13 9780306810978
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
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Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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