by Christopher Keane
Berkley, August, 2003.
Paperback, 297 pages.
Screenwriter and novelist Christopher Keane, author of the teleplay for the USA Network hit The Huntress, says the Hollywood industry has changed and is now wide open to novice screenwriters. In Hot Property, Keane explains the movie industry to screenwriters and teaches them how to get their screenplays read, bought and produced. Keane also discusses what makes a good script: characters, conflict, plot, structure and genre. Keane references well-known scripts that have been recently purchased, making comprehension easy. In the second half of the book, Keane analyzes a screenplay he wrote. The full screenplay is provided in the book with correct formatting and notes from to explain why he did what he did. This is a terrific book for novice screenwriters which gives great insight into how to create a great screenplay, as well as insider advice about the complicated business dealings that take place in Hollywood.
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This review was published in the January-February, 2004 of The Internet Writing Journal.
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