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Screenwriting for Hollywood | [Michael Hauge]

Screenwriting for Hollywood

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.
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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.

Michael Hauge's award-winning book, Writing Screenplays That Sell, is used as a definitive reference guide by industry professionals.

©1998 Michael Hauge; (P)1998 Writer's AudioShop

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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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    Steven L. Taylor Toronto, ON Canada 10-05-09
    Steven L. Taylor Toronto, ON Canada 10-05-09 Member Since 2009

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    "Great Content, Poor Audio"

    This was my second experience listening to Michael Hauge, the first was from Pilar Alessandra's podcast 'On The Page'. That interview was enough for me to seek him out and I'm glad I did.

    This speech is from one of Hauge's screenwriting classes and that is why the audio is not the greatest. Recorded in what sounds like a classroom it has an echo to it. That being said I did get used to it after awhile.

    Overall the content outweighs the poor sound quality. Hauge is a great teacher and explains everything that your screenplay needs to accomplish in a clear voice.

    I definitely recommend this to any aspiring screenwriters.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Danlman 09-23-04
    Danlman 09-23-04 Member Since 2004
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    "Excellent teacher"

    Michael Hauge provides a lot of information and pretty much touches upon everything. I purchased this audio book thinking maybe Michael could give some inside perspective of the industry and possibly suggest some techniques on the process but what I found was a lot more. He is a very good teacher who explains things in very easy to understand terms. The simplest way for me to grasp new concepts is through numerous examples of which Michael gives plenty of.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Jyväskylä, Finland 04-03-12
    Lisa Jyväskylä, Finland 04-03-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Very useful"

    A very to-the-point guide. I didn't expect it to be so comprehensive and practical considering it is only 3 hours long. It gave me a structure that I can actually see myself using.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Roger WEEHAWKEN , NJ, USA 02-03-04
    Roger WEEHAWKEN , NJ, USA 02-03-04
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    "SCREENWRITING FOR HOLLYWOOD - TIME WELL SPENT"

    THIS TITLE WAS NOT ON MY LIST AND I HAD NOT HEARD OF MICHAEL HAUGE BEFORE, BUT THE CONTENT SOUNDED GREAT AND I NEEDED A BOOK ON THIS TOPIC TO KEEP ME BUSY ON A LONG DRIVE. THIS BOOK IS REALLY GREAT. IT WAS DIRECT AND INFORMATIVE FOR SCREENWRITERS AND USED MANY OF THE CONCEPTS OF SYD FIELDS BUT EXPALAINED THEM FROM MICHAEL HAUGES WELL DEFINED POINT OF VIEW. THE CONCEPT OF HERO IS REALLY IMPORTANT AND TOTALLY EXPLAINED. HIS EXAMPLES ARE GREAT AND NOT ESOTERIC. YOU SHOULD BROWSE ON THE NET AND FIND WRITTEN SUMMARIES OF THE CONCEPTS HE SPEAKS OF IN THE TAPE TO SUPPLEMENT YOUR LISTEN. TIME WELL SPENT. THANKS AUDIBLE!!

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Anna Toms River, NJ, USA 06-23-05
    Anna Toms River, NJ, USA 06-23-05
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    "WONDERFUL BOOK"

    I'm not a professional screenwriter. I have writing background and an english degree. Recently I've taken an interest in the possibility of pursuing a career in screenwriting. I've had limited experience with film and the industry but I can tell you that from my experience, this is the most concise, informative, and encouraging book. I've listened to several and his stands out as the best in my opinion. He doesn't use a lot of flowery metaphors or talk about mythology and artistic b.s. but instead, directly- skin and bones with some meat thrown in for chewing on- tells you the basics and offers suggestions for the aspiring writer. I like it that he uses example in well known movies as well as the fact that he stresses the importance of making a script marketable and offers suggestions about how to accomplish that goal while preserving your artistic and creative goals. I'm a very satisfied customer... THANKS!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    J. Adam Bailey Tehachapi, CA, United States 03-29-12
    J. Adam Bailey Tehachapi, CA, United States 03-29-12 Member Since 2008

    Words are cool.

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    "Great introduction to screenwriting"
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    This was a really insightful look at screenwriting. It's an abridged audio from a weekend screenwriter's workshop presented by the author. I'm really new to the concept of screenwriting and thought this was a great introduction. I will listen again for sure and will seek our more from Mr. Hauge.

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    Winston houston, TX, USA 01-20-10
    Winston houston, TX, USA 01-20-10
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    "Highly Recommended!"

    Another gem from Michael Hauge. It is definitely worth the purchase. Another one for note-taking!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dominique Santa Monica, CA, USA 11-02-04
    Dominique Santa Monica, CA, USA 11-02-04
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    "very satisfied"

    I have listened to this lecture many times now and find it to be very helpful and practical. He is a good speaker and he breaks things down in an understandable, explaining not only what you should do to develop and sell your screenplay, but why.

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    Erwin Jacksonville, FL, USA 12-01-03
    Erwin Jacksonville, FL, USA 12-01-03
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    "Screenwriting for Hollywood is a good pick"

    Very entertaining audio book. Very strong in the ways of writing typical action story screen plays.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    DS 02-15-13
    DS 02-15-13 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "OK but..."

    I don't think this will help anyone without talent become a screenwriter. Those with talent probably don't need this.

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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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