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Screenwriters are creative, but not all understand how art and commerce merge to create wealth and a lasting career. This course unveils the intricate maze of the business of the entertainment industry biz-ness. Go from a want-to-be to a fine-tuned professional making a healthy living while sharing your creative genius with the world.
5 Star Reviews!
The thing that makes this course so valuable is that it teaches you how to actually make a living and thrive as a professional screenwriter. I have always been a creative artist and writer, but now I know how to actually have a career. I took THE MILLION DOLLAR SCREENPLAY SCREENWRITER course from Castro on udemy and it was awesome. This guy yet again delivers. He should have his own TV show as he is super informative, entertaining, and always compelling to keep me watching. I hate giving 5 stars as it seems cliche, but he earned it. Thanks again! - Edward Mora
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Paul is both knowledgable, and well able to present information in a clear and engaging manner. He is also hugely encouraging and motivational. I recommend this, and his writing The Million Dollar Screenplay course, to any writer serious about entering and moving ahead in this industry. - Anita Daher
Who is this for:
Paul breaks down the nuts and bolts of what you need to do if you want to play in the world of Hollywood as a writer and filmmaker. Simply put, be smart, be respectful, and put in the hustle. - Scott McMahon
The structure and tangible guidelines this course offers for a successful career as a working, professional writer is quite profound, yet incredibly digestible to understand and incorporate. I highly recommend this for anyone who wants to make a living as a screenwriter. - Sonya Thompson
So take peak behind the film business curtain and learn the ins and outs of the screenwriting game.
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Welcome to the Screenwriting BusinessPreview
|Section 1: Let's Get Started|
Marketability of Your ScreenplayPreview
Premature to Market
Three Different Hats: Producer, Director and Marketer
|Section 2: Preparing Your Screenplay for Market|
Writing and Re-Writing
How to Workshop You Screenplay Part #1Preview
How to Workshop You Screenplay Part #2
|Section 3: Agents, Managers & Pitching|
Discovering Your Organic Film Industry Resources
How to Get a Movie Star Attached to Your ScreenplayPreview
How to Get an Agent
Submitting Your Screenplay to an Agent
Working with Your Agent
Do You Need a Manager?
How to Read a Room
|Section 4: Beyond Feature Films|
Writing Non Scripted or Reality
30 Minute Sitcom
1 Hour Drama
TV Series Blueprint or Bible
|Section 5: The Business of the Business|
What is the WGA?
How to read Industry Notes, the note behind the note.
Contests and Competitions
Protecting Your Screenplay
|Section 6: You Are Ready!|
Your Lifetime Achievement Speech
Final Thoughts & Life Experiences
BONUS: The Million Dollar Screenwriter
|Section 7: BONUS: Indie Film Hustle Podcast|
August Rush: How to Write the Million Dollar Screenplay - Indie Film HustlePreview
Paul Castro is a highly respected professional screenwriter of forty plus original television pilots and feature length screenplays. Major studios, A-list producers, Oscar winning movie stars and production companies in Los Angeles, New York and London have collaborated with Paul Castro for his screenwriting expertise.
As part of a 3 picture million-dollar deal, Paul sold his original screenplay AUGUST RUSH, the Warner Bros. hit starring Robin Williams, Jonathan Reese Myers, Kerri Russell, Terrence Howard and Freddie Highmore.
Paul Castro is one of the leading screenwriting experts in the world having lectured around the globe on the craft of value-based storytelling and the business of the entertainment industry. Many of his students are now professionals in the entertainment industry.
•Professional Screenwriter – Film & Television
•Premiere screenwriting teacher in the world
•Original writer of AUGUST RUSH
•UCLA Film School graduate
•Master of Fine Arts in Film & Television, UCLA
•Professional Program in Screenwriting, UCLA
•UCLA Professor 10+ years experience
•MovieGuide Award Winner “AUGUST RUSH.”
•Writers Guild of America (WGA) 10+ years