The Hollywood Hustle

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Order 'You have much less control [in film] because when you write a movie you're an employee. . . . If you're hired to write a movie, they can hire and fire you 37 times. If I had sold THE HEIDI CHRONICLES to a movie studio, as opposed to independent producers, and they decided they didn't like my script, they would have the right to fire me and take me off the project and say, Why is this woman an art historian? Why doesn't she become a pilot? Days of Thunder did really well; why doesn't she become a race-car driver?'

-- Wendy Wasserstein

 

The new e-book edition coming in December 2011 features a revised and expanded section on screenwriting.

Here's the full Table of Contents of the new edition.



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