Alligator’s Guide To Screenplay

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Screenwriter Pen Densham writes about writing, the business, and how to get through in his new book “Riding the Alligator, Strategies for a Career in Screenwriting (and Not Getting Eaten)”. Like Kung Fu Panda, the answer is, “there is no secret ingredient.” Densham includes essays by various screenwriters. TW puts this in the “probably worth the read” pile. [Via Larchmont Chronicle.]

17 thoughts on “Alligator’s Guide To Screenplay”

  1. I’m trying to promote my script.

    A politically connected businessman falsely accused of murdering a Washington lobbyist – struggles to clear his name and in doing so uncovers the true identity of Jack the Ripper.

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  2. On topic, I just ran across on Facebook= FREE invite to this/author Pen Densham’s book launch (copied & pasted from the Facebook RSVP link). I called The Writers Store and you can RSVP for this free event by reaching them direct at (310) 441-5151, or via the Facebook link I included below the text:

    Thursday, January 13 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
    The Writers Store
    3510 West Magnolia Blvd.
    Burbank, CA

    Celebrate the release of award-winning producer/writer/director and USC adjunct professor Pen Densham’s new book, Riding the Alligator: Strategies for a Career in Screenplay Writing (And Not Getting Eaten), at The Writers Store on Thursday January 13, 2011.

    Hollywood bigwigs from Ron Howard to Jeff Bridges to Paul Haggis are extolling the many virtues of Pen’s thoughtful screenwriting guide, which explores specific writing techniques while simultaneously imparting industry-tested strategies for carving a successful, long-term career.

    Pen will sign books and discuss creative philosophies and professional secrets, plus insights from his company, Trilogy Entertainment Group.

    This event is FREE, but you must RSVP to attend.

    Facebook link titled: Launch Party Pen Densham’s Riding the Alligator – Strategies for a Career in Screenplay Writing FREE EVENT- JANUARY 13

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