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The First Time I Got Paid for It: And Other Tales from the Hollywood Trenchesby Peter Lefcourt
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A collection of over fifty stories by American screen writers on the first time they received money for their writing, with thoughts on what it really takes to succeed in Hollywood. The list of contributors includes many well-known screenwriters, including Richard LaGravanese, author of The Horse Whisperer who first worked writing phone sex scripts, and Cameron Crowe, who wrote Jerry McGuire, and his shock at the success of his earlier films. Written casually, often humorously, for anybody interested in "the business", or just in Hollywood lore.
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In this irresistible browsing book, America's finest screenwriters--among them Cameron Crowe, Nora Ephron, Lawrence Kasdan, and Nick Kazan--write about how they broke into the Movie Biz.
Presents a collection of essays by such screenwriters as Eric Bogosian, T.S. Cook, Larry Gelbart, Lawrence Kasdan, and Carl Reiner, on their first writing jobs and what it takes to succeed in Hollywood.
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