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From black and white silent films to full-length, 3-D features, the movie industry is constantly changing, but one thing will always stay the same: The script makes the movie. And if you re an aspiring screenwriter hoping to write the next blockbuster, there has never been a better time to enter this industry. On average, a producer will pay 5 percent of a movie s total budget for a screenplay, even one coming from a first-time screenwriter, according to the Writers Guild of America. With the average wide-released movie costing $65 million, according to the Motion Picture Association of America, you have the potential to bring in $3.25 million just from one script. The Complete Guide to Writing A Successful Screenplay presents you with a detailed look into the Hollywood movie industry, so you know the business you are jumping into.

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