Chapter One: Why I Wrote This
Chapter Two: Starting from Ground Zero
Chapter Three: Who Buys Scripts?
Chapter Four: Getting Read
Chapter Five: What a Pitch Is and Isn’t
Chapter Six: Pitching a Spec Script
Chapter Seven: Pitching a Concept You Want to Write
Chapter Eight: Writer Speak vs. Mogul Speak
Chapter Nine: The Pitch Letter
Chapter Ten: Cold Calling
Chapter Eleven: Social Media
Chapter Twelve: Happy Birthday, Read My Script
Chapter Thirteen: Who Gets Read?
Chapter Fourteen: Format
Chapter Fifteen: Submissions and Presentations
Chapter Sixteen: Simultaneous Submissions
Chapter Seventeen: Releases
Chapter Eighteen: Coverage
Chapter Nineteen: Submission Records
Chapter Twenty: The Cost of Submission
Chapter Twenty One: Following Up, Staying In Touch
Chapter Twenty Two: Selling Ideas
Chapter Twenty Three: Protecting Ideas
Chapter Twenty Four: Business Meetings
Chapter Twenty Five: Guerrilla Meeting Tactics
Chapter Twenty Six: Meeting People in General
Chapter Twenty Seven: The Screenwriter’s Uniform
Chapter Twenty Eight: The Dating Metaphor
Chapter Twenty Nine: Agents
Chapter Thirty: Bad Agents
Chapter Thirty One: Leaving an Agent
Chapter Thirty Two: Cheating on Agents
Chapter Thirty Three: Managers vs. Agents
Chapter Thirty Four: Producers
Chapter Thirty Five: Bozos
Chapter Thirty Six: The Free Option
Chapter Thirty Seven: Write Like a Pro If You Want to Be a Pro
Chapter Thirty Eight: Who You Want to Work With
Chapter Thirty Nine: Writing That Works, and Writing That Doesn’t
Chapter Forty: On “Visual Writing,” or, Your Lit Professor Lied
Chapter Forty One: Parentheticals and Other Lies
Chapter Forty Two: What You See On Screen
Chapter Forty Three: High Concept
Chapter Forty Four: That Genre is Dead
Chapter Forty Four: Teen Girls Don’t See Movies
Chapter Forty Six: Writing for Ratings
Chapter Forty Seven: Don’t Write Batman
Chapter Forty Eight: Writing “Marketable”
Chapter Forty Nine: Why You Do This
Chapter Fifty: The Green Light and Turnaround
Chapter Fifty One: What You Really Get Paid
Chapter Fifty Two: The Guild
Chapter Fifty Three: Screen Credits and Arbitration
Chapter Fifty Four: Separation of Rights
Chapter Fifty Five: Entertainment Attorneys and Business Affairs
Chapter Fifty Six: Death and Taxes
Chapter Fifty Seven: Reading Fees and Consultants
Chapter Fifty Eight: Classes and Seminars
Chapter Fifty Nine: Workshops and Critiques
Chapter Sixty: Clubs and Memberships
Chapter Sixty One: Competitions
Chapter Sixty Two: Where to Get Scripts
Chapter Sixty Three: Do You Have to Live in L.A.?
Chapter Sixty Four: The Changing Face of Film
Chapter Sixty Five: The Last Word


Recommended Books For Screenwriters
Additional Books Recommended by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
Recommended Scripts for Screenwriters
Publications for Screenwriters
Contests For Screenwriters (The Big Dogs)
Directories For Screenwriters
Organizations for Screenwriters
Registration and Copyright Services for Screenwriters
Online Resources For Screenwriters
Generic Release Form
Sample Script Title Page
Sample Script Page
Sample Query Letter
Future Titles Coming From Academy of Film Writing (AFW)