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Ernst, Sam; Dunn, Jim
November 2007
Script (10922016);Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p14
This article looks at the luxury and perils of being a professional screenwriter in Hollywood. It enumerates some of the extravagant things screenwriters gain from being hired as a professional screenwriter in the film industry like having a sumptuous salary and long-term popularity. Contrary to this costly array of living, the article mentions some of the pitfalls writers may be hard to eschew once their career breakthrough faces a precarious situation like sharing credit with another writer, and the exploitation of rewriting a script at their own expense.


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