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In the national bestseller "The Writer Got Screwed, " Brooke Wharton draws the road map for anyone who is writing for the entertainment industry or who has ever aspired to do so. Cutting through the mumbo jumbo, it provides the crucial information necessary to help writers protect their work, ensure that they get compensated, find an agent, enter into a contract, understand their contract and avoid getting screwed or sued along the way.

Described by top Hollywood screenwriter J. F. Lawton ( "Pretty Woman" and "Under Siege" ) as "mandatory reading for anyone who wants a career in Hollywood, " this guide also provides interviews with people in the "biz" who offer their insights and personal advice on working in the industry. Some of the heavyweights featured include Jane Anderson ( "How to Make an American Quilt" ), Philip Lazebnik ( "Pocahontas" ), Lawrence Meyers ( "Picket Fences" ), and Gary Goldstein (producer of "Pretty Woman" ). Sample agreements with explanations of their true meaning; appendices, including lists of Writers Guild-approved agencies, internships and fellowships; a list of legal organizations; and a glossary of commonly used terms are also included."A great book...an indispensable resource for anyone who has ever considered writing for the entertainment industry."--Elizabeth Daley, USC School of Cinema/Television

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"A great book...an indispensable resource for anyone who has ever considered writing for the entertainment industry."-- Elizabeth Daley, USC School of Cinema/Television

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Brooke Wharton is a Hollywood entertainment and copyright lawyer whose clients include some of the industry's top names. She is a member of the faculty of USC's School of Cinema/Television, where she has created a program concerning the business of writing for the entertainment industry. She lectures frequently at California Institute of the Arts, Art Center College of Design, The Directors Guild of America and The National Society of Film Educators.

She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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