The Perfect Screenplay: Writing It and Selling It

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They say in L.A. everybody is writing a screenplay. With The Perfect Screenplay, everybody everywhere will be writing well-presented, saleable screenplays. Packed with tips from an insider on how Hollywood operates, testing script ideas, building structure, and marketing the final screenplay, this book is the key to getting work read and sold. A resource list gives Web sites, agents, and more. Writers will be thanking the little people—and The Perfect Screenplay.




• Written by a top Hollywood script analyst


• From computer screen to silver screen in clear, easy-to-follow steps

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After getting an agent with her very first script, Katherine Atwell Herbert moved to Los Angeles and began working in the business. At DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group, she was a script analyst and the executive assistant to the vice president of production. Later she became the development director for a production company at MGM Television and has worked with Backroads Productions preparing films for production.

She has also analyzed scripts for Fox Broadcasting, IRS Films, Carolco, and other, including Multimedia, Viacom-Showtime and Lightstorm–Jim Cameron’s company. Her scriptwriting includes episodes for Trial by Jury, Murder She Wrote, and Quantum Leap, among others. The writer-analyst has won several national and local awards for her work from the National Federation of Press Women and was nominated as an Outstanding Young Woman in America. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

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