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Romancing the A-List: How to Write the Script the Big Stars Want to Make [Paperback]

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A sure-fire strategy to get your script made, Romancing the A-List aims the screenwriter's talent at the most powerful source for getting a movie made: the A-List actor.

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Pages   225
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2008
Publisher   Michael Wiese Productions
ISBN  1932907408  
ISBN13  9781932907407  

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More About Christopher Keane

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Christopher Keane, MPH, ScD, is Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. He has published in numerous prestigious peer-reviewed journals and several of his articles have been widely cited. Dr. Keane has served as PI on grants from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the CDC, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Many of his publications and grants focus on the public health system, including local health departments, public-private partnerships, and public health privatization. Dr. Keane also has researched provision of services to the uninsured and children's health insurance, HIV prevention, global health, and geriatrics. He has designed many program evaluations and community assessments, combining quantitative and qualitative methods and computational simulation of program effects. Dr. Keane has many years of experience conducting and teaching needs assessment, planning, evaluation and logic-modeling, and combining this with his expertise in computational modeling.

Christopher Keane currently resides in Cambridge, in the state of Massachusetts.

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Screenwriter/teacher extraordinaire  Jul 12, 2008
Chris Keane does it all. I've been fortunate enough to be in his group in Maui and am about to be in his class in Maine. Everything other reviewers have said is right on, but one more comment is needed. Chris Keane actually cares greatly about his students whether they are new to the craft or old hands. He listens intently and answers thoughtfully. Oh, and he actually knows what he's talking about and speaks from vast experience. No wonder he's in such demand all over the world as an instructor. He knows how to "get 'er done". Any and all of his books should be OPEN on your desk, folks.

Barbara Lord Mannewitz (Bury Thy Brother)
great  Jul 3, 2008
If you are looking to learn about what attracts attention in the industry, read this book.
A Great Investment of Time & Money  Jun 13, 2008
Romancing the A-List: How to Write the Script the Big Stars Want to Make

Chris Keane has written an indispensable tactical manual for the aspiring screenwriter. He generously shares his wealth of insider knowledge and industry experience. I want to take a week-end off, lock myself away somewhere and re-read the entire book ... it is that good. That useful. I suspect that "Romancing the A-List" it will become a reference beacon for many writers.
-P. Packenham

A big star can sell a movie much more than any other aspect   Jun 7, 2008
A big star can sell a movie much more than any other aspect - someone may be a fan of Hugh Jackman, but few would be fans of David Hayter, the screenwriter responsible for one Jackman's big films in 'X-Men'. "Romancing the A-List: Writing the Script The Big Stars Want to Make" is a complete and comprehensive guide to attracting those big stars to your screenplay, for that star support in getting the script writer's movie made - and to assure it will get the attention it deserves. Deftly composed and a must for wannabe screen writers, "Romancing the A-List: Writing the Script the Big Stars Want to Make" is highly recommended for writing collections, as well as professional, academic, and community library collections dedicated to film making.
Informative AND Entertaining  May 1, 2008
Romancing the A-List is begging for a spot on your nightstand. This book ideal for screenwriters serious about their craft and wanting to get into the business as well as people who are interested in the story process and how their favorite movies have gone from idea to the silver screen. It's informative and entertaining. I like to consider it a classroom in a book. Christopher Keane takes you through all the steps, from creating a mini-treatment to building a screenplay in three acts. He encourages you to think outside the box but also to understand form and structure and method. I don't think I've ever read another book quite like it. I learned more about development of the story form in general in this book than anywhere else. If you don't get it, you won't know what you are missing.

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