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Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too! By Robert Ben Garant Thomas Lennon,

  • Title: Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too!
  • Author: Robert Ben Garant Thomas Lennon
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  • Page: 280
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • This is the only screenwriting guide by two guys who have actually done it instead of some schmuck who just gives lectures about screenwriting at the airport Marriott These guys are proof that with no training and little education, ANYONE can make it as a screenwriter Paul Rudd.Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon s movies have made over a billion dollars at the boxThis is the only screenwriting guide by two guys who have actually done it instead of some schmuck who just gives lectures about screenwriting at the airport Marriott These guys are proof that with no training and little education, ANYONE can make it as a screenwriter Paul Rudd.Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon s movies have made over a billion dollars at the box office and now they show you how to do it yourself This book is full of secret insider information about how to conquer the Hollywood studio system how to write, pitch, structure, and get drunk with the best of them Well maybe not the best of them, but certainly the most successful If you re aiming to win an Oscar, this is not the book for you But if you can type a little, and can read and speak English then you too can start turning your words into stacks of money This is the only screenwriting book you will ever need because all other ones pretty much suck In these pages, Garant and Lennon provide the kind of priceless tips you won t find anywhere else, including The art of pitching Getting your foot in the door Taking notes from movie stars How to get fired and rehired How to get credit and royalties And most important what to buy with the huge piles of money you re going to make Writing Movies for Fun and Profit will take you through the highs and lows of life as a professional screenwriter From the highs of hugging Gisele B ndchen and getting kung fu punched by Jackie Chan to the soul crushing lows of Herbie Fully Loaded.Read this book and you ll have everything you need to make your first billion the old fashioned way by selling out in show business A portion of the authors proceeds from this book are being contributed to the USO of Metropolitan Washington, a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving active duty military members and their families in the greater Washington, DC, region.
    Writing Movies for Fun and Profit How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can Too This is the only screenwriting guide by two guys who have actually done it instead of some schmuck who just gives lectures about screenwriting at the airport Marriott These guys are proof that with no

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    1. Some reviews of this book have referred to sections of it as fluff What they call fluff, I call the funny bits This book is as much a mockery of screenwriting guides and Hollywood as it is an in depth look into the matter.Even though I write, I ve never really had a compulsion to go out to LA and give the world of big studio screenwriting a whirl, and this book has in no way changed my mind While they pretty explicitly state some parts of this, it s valuable to remember that these guys primarily [...]

    2. This was great Absolutely great.1 This is a book about screenwriting written by people who are funny, have sold numerous scripts, and have had hits as well as stinkers Not only that, they continue to work, so the scenarios they describe are current and things aspiring writers will probably run into They aren t describing what writing in Hollywood used to be like, rather, how it is right now.2 Like most of you who would consider picking this book up, I ve read just about every screenwriting book [...]

    3. Screenwriting books are not typically written by successful screenwriters Apparently, if you re making lots of money as a screenwriter, there s no real motivation to make substantially less money writing a non fiction book In one of the first screenwriting books I read 20 years ago, the author actually wrote about how nobody in Hollywood would read his scripts, even though he told them he had a book coming out on the subject So it s very refreshing to have a book written by actual screenwriters [...]

    4. I have to say that this book made me laugh It was funny and yet sad Hollywood is a cruel place and it is clearly shown in this book which helps you to, or at least try to, become a successful screenwriter in Hollywood.

    5. Super fun perspective on the movie industry loaded with jokes and inside perspective from these two talented screenwriters Great tips on how to pursue a career in Hollywood and how to approach writing a screenplay.

    6. I ve read than one book on screenwriting, and if you want to write screenplays so should you, and I will happily recommend this one It s not so much a guide for how to write, it s about how to survive in Hollywood They don t even get to the writing tips until the second part of the book The insight into this mad, crazy industry though is priceless It s told with a sense of humor that makes you smile even when the anecdote is cringe inducing Some of my favorite bits The insight into what happen [...]

    7. First off, if you are expecting to really get some good informative information about how to write your first screen play for the big screen, then you probably will get your hopes let down with this book Not to say that Mr Garant and Mr Lennon did not provide the reader with some good street smarts and lessons that they have learned in only a way that Mr Garant and Mr Lennon can do While, I did enjoy Mr Garant and Mr Lennon s let it all hang out their sense of humor and say anything attitude in [...]

    8. I should start by mentioning that I have no interest in writing a screenplay I do however love The State, Viva Variety, and Reno 911 , so I was very familiar with the authors of this book Naturally I was dying to read it It was everything I expected and There was tons of humor mixed with some really useful information My favorite section was probably the chapter on determining if you had made it in Hollywood by where the different studios sent you to park Through all the humor, you get a real s [...]

    9. A realistic and humorous look at writing big budget screenplays for the Hollywood studio system These guys have gone through the whole process from all the different angles and have lived to tell the tale, often very humorously Fans of The State and Reno 911 will get extra mileage out of the sense of humor and especially the entire scriptment for the unproduced Reno 911 sequel movie, which is pretty great What NOT to expect bullet point breakdowns of how to write a screenplay There is some discu [...]

    10. Even for someone with no interest in writing a studio film, Writing Movies for Fun and Profit is an illuminating look at the Hollywood system.Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon avoid giving many writing tips, and instead focus on what those other screenwriting books mostly penned by people who have never gotten a script greenlit don t tell you how to actually make it in the business How to pitch, how to agree with notes, where your parking spot reveals you are on the Hollywood hierarchy, how to [...]

    11. Interesting glimpses of the screenwriting industry, even if the style is sometimes aggressively informal to the point of excess The test screenings were SO GOOD, in fact, that we made what was at the time our BIGGEST PAYDAY EVER to write the sequel Taxi 2 Yes, this is how crazy things in Hollywood can be One of our biggest deals EVER was for Taxi 2 cue the silly punctuation marks Then, of course, Taxi was released, and not only did it pretty much end the film career of our friend Jimmy Fallon, i [...]

    12. Probably one of the best books on being a professional screenwriter It s no wonder these guys are successful they ve figured out how to navigate the system and provide it with what it needs and rewards, handsomely.Like their movies, though, it goes a long way on concept and is padded with filler Sure, give me an example of an outline but possibly not the one for the unmade RENO 911 sequel, kay Also, the majority of their creative advice is applicable only to writers of mass market comedies If th [...]

    13. Garant Lennon, two very successful according to them and their credits screenwriters, have written a how to on writing, and perhaps importantly, selling screenplays I have no desire to ever write one not least of which because I have less than no desire to ever live in L.A one of the things the authors stress many times is absolutely necessary in order to be a screenwriter , but this seems to be a fairly practical guide It s also pretty hilarious.What I learned from this book You have to live i [...]

    14. While probably most enjoyable to a very narrow part of the reading population aspiring screenwriters or movie buffs , this extremely pragmatic and entertaining book from the creators of RENO 911 and NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM is a breezy but practical guide from two guys who have made a fair amount of money navigating the studio system as screenwriters Full of stories of their adventures and chockablock with information, it s also a business guide much than an artistic guide to using the Hollywood tem [...]

    15. Super successful and critically despised screenwriters give you the SECRET to selling and writing billion dollar movies Written almost as a parody of screenwriting books, the funniest part is that Garant and Lennon are giving Really Good Advice.Yes, this is a manual for formula writing But it s really hard to argue with the idea that a movie should be tightly structured, that it should have characters the audience cares about, and that it should above all be entertaining Lennon and Garant see wr [...]

    16. This is seriously one of the best books I have read in while The authors are comedians, but also writers and this book tells you how to break into the writing industry in Hollywood, but in a funny yet true way Facts are all there, true stories are all there yet I laughed out loud so much, for a non fic how to book I loved it My favorite part was their description of all the parking lots at all the studios in Hollywood I didn t realize how many I have actually been to The one I have been to the m [...]

    17. What a fantastic corrective to the many truly unhelpful books about the industry I ve read recently I ve never read a screenwriting book so concrete and through I loved it.Related I went to see Lennon Garant speak at the Paley Center last night, which was great When they were signing my book I am a nerd , I mentioned that I m a teacher at UCB They immediately asked me when the Beast is going to open.So, to recap things Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant and I have in common we would all like to kn [...]

    18. I read a NYT Book Review interview with Anna Kendricks and she said this book was hilarious I m always up for hilarity so I got this book right away Turns out the only hilarious aspect is the punctuation This is one of those books which substitutes all caps, italics, bold type, multiple exclamation points, ellipses, underlining, asterisks, etc for real words with real meaning But, hey, I m the idiot who is taking reading advice from a movie star.

    19. Hilarious, short, and informative about the realities of screenwriting for the studio system than anything else I ve come across It reads like a batch of Cracked articles with plenty of amusing bits mixed with actual information One weekend day is all it takes to enjoy this book, so why not

    20. This is a placeholder review that will be updated when I sell the screenplay I wrote post reading this book Either way, it s a fun read, but this review is going to seek to give the authors an eReacharound if I end up selling the script.Speaking of which, anyone know places accepting SUPER SELLABLE COMEDY SCRIPTS

    21. This book is like Entourage minus the parts most reviewers describe as douchey It s two smart and funny dudes the State Reno 911 talking about their job Their job just happens to be screenwriting They describe the mystique of what happens and how and why in an entertaining and enjoyable manner Loved it and learned from it.

    22. Hilarious insight in Hollywood that not only provides advice on working writing in films, but some funny tales to boot Lennon Garant are open with their tales of working on films from Herbie to Night at the Museum , showing how Hollywood does and doesn t work while giving advice on how to keep making money in it i.e if your script is being rewritten, that s a good thing, because the studio will likely still make it They fill it with plenty of tales of mistakes both they and the studios makes in [...]

    23. This book is hilarious I am interested in writing, but fiction than screenplays Just seeing how entertaining these guys can make a how to book is an ultimate lesson in that it s not the steak, it s the sizzle that sells If you were ever a fan of The State or Reno 9 11, you ll like this book.

    24. Regardless of you level of interest in writing scripts, this book is fantastic It is hilarious and insightful and full of insider Hollywood type stuff and a wee bit of gossip If you like movies and you like to laugh, this book is for you.

    25. this was funny and delved into an aspect the other screenwriting books don t talk about the dirty underside business of it all I think they pissed off industry insiders and this may have damaged their career speculation.

    26. Entertaining Not quite sure where the satire begins and the information ends and how much of it is legit though both of these guys have been there and made it A fun read, nevertheless.

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