December 3

Alligator’s Guide To Screenplay

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.]




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Posted December 3, 2010 by TW in category "Library

5 COMMENTS :

  1. By C.V. Hubbard on

    I’m trying to promote my script.

    Logline:
    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.

    Go to Amazon Studios and search “Into The Night”, by C. V. Hubbard (me) and download a copy. Read it. Enjoy it. Review it. Thx!

  2. By Braden Kuhlman on

    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
    https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=146206565430641&ref=ts

  3. By TW on

    If anyone attended this event, please feel free to fill us in.

  4. By Anto on

    I purchased this ring toss game to use as an actitivy at my son’s sixth birthday party. He had chosen a Peter Pan theme, and the crocodile that chases Hook is one of his favorite characters, so I figured this item would fit with the theme. I had this crocodile blown up for a total of six weeks, and it held air the whole time without needing any extra. Therefore, I’m giving it a high rating for durability, even though I’m sure it could pop easily if it’s not treated well.I like that you can aim your rings for either the tail or the snout with this game. However, it is actually harder than it looks. It takes a bit of practice to get the hand/eye coordination just right. But no matter, I still had fun trying. The kids at my son’s party were mostly between the ages of three and six, and I was suprised that only a few of them wanted to try this game. The adults actually played with it more than the kids did. So perhaps it is best for kids/adults ages five and up. Regardless, if it goes with your party theme, I think it’s a nice additional actitivy to have, so long as you use it as a supplemental actitivy rather than a main attraction.

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