Screenwriting for Hollywood

  • by Michael Hauge
  • Narrated by Michael Hauge
  • 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

Writers once dreamed of writing novels: now it's screenplays. These selections from the award-winning workshop, Screenwriting for Hollywood, will put you well on your way to writing and selling for television and film. With the expert guidance of screenplay consultant, story editor, and teacher Michael Hauge, you'll learn how to elicit emotion (your primary goal), create strong characters, structure your stories, and conquer the business side of Hollywood. Plus, you'll get groundbreaking information on "feminine mode" movies, a unique approach to character growth and guidance on your life as a screenwriter. Hauge's award-winning book Writing Screenplays That Sell is used as a definitive reference guide by industry professionals.

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"...one of the few authentically good teachers out there. Every time I revisit my notes, I learn something new or reinforce something I needed to remember." (Jeff Arch, screenwriter Sleepless in Seattle)

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Brilliant!

I'm someone intending to write my first screenplay and have been doing my study and research for a little while now. More than any screenwriting knowledge I been exposed to so far, what Michael Hauge has to say here really hits the spot. You ever get that feeling.. when somebody advises you in a way that makes complete and utter sense in a way it never did when explained by others before them? It's not just what he says, it's how he says it, it's his pacing, and especially some of the examples. Importantly, his advice strikes me as very honest. What's great is that this covers the 'end-to-end' of the process. No one element of knowledge will turn anybody into an expert, as screenwriting is a creative art and the boundaries are being pushed all of the time. However, if you want to know how to give yourself the best chance of getting your foot in the door, this would have to be it. It helps plenty that he is a very engaging speaker too.
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- A. O. Shillingford

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-12-1999
  • Publisher: Writer's AudioShop