Although ostensibly a guide for writers themselves, thanks to the depth of its
research, The Big Deal becomes a revealing look at the whole Hollywood
filmmaking process ."
a mix of both winners and losers as case studies, Taylor presents a gritty and
sardonic picture of the process. Rather than a how-to, The Big Deal is a
how-it-really-is for screenwriters and other creative types in today's
Hollywood. Would-be screenwriters, movie fans, and anyone interested in the
screen trade will want this unique if sometimes disconcerting perspective ."
Taylor] takes the reader down the rabbit hole of Hollywood.... this is
important, provocative reading for anyone who cares about the state of American
The Big Deal is like overhearing a spec script power lunch at Morton's. To be
successful in the spec market, read this book."
you want to know how that million-dollar fantasy comes true, read this book and
laugh, weep, and wonder."
entertaining insider's look at the real, painful, pathetic, and ultimately
random process by which Hollywood's power elite attempts to predict 'the next
big thing' makes stock picking look logical by comparison.
to talent, The Big Deal is the best ammunition for a new screenwriter entering
the Hollywood wars."
entertaining, anecdotal, and personalized book takes an amusing look at the
business side of selling screenplays in the glitter capital of the world....
Thom Taylor has accurately captured the flavor and serendipity of this bizarre
marketplace of literary madness."
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