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A Friend in the Business

Honest Advice for Anyone Trying to Break Into Television Writing
A non fiction book by

Professional TV writer tells all: Insider secrets for getting in the door and coming out a success!

Everyone who wants to write for television could use a friend in the business. Robert Masello can be that friend. He's an award--winning journalist, author, and successful TV writer. Now he's sharing the insider secrets he learned the hard way...

Finding someone to read your spec script
Protecting your ideas
Bagging a good agent
Landing a staff job--and keeping it
Keeping full credit for your work--in the office and on the screen
Choosing the right collaborator
Collecting residuals and script fees
Joining the Writers Guild of America
and more.

Funny, smart, empathetic, anecdotal, and most of all, helpful. This is an essential book for anyone who wants to write for the small screen.

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May 2000 : USA Paperback

Title: A Friend in the Business: Honest Advice for Anyone Trying to Break into Television Writing
Author(s): Robert Masello
ISBN: 0-399-52602-1 / 978-0-399-52602-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perigee Trade
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