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The comedy market : a writer's guide to making money being funny

Author: Carmine DeSena
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Berkley Pub., 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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Featuring interviews with top industry professionals - and loads of tips on both the basics and the finer points of the funny business - The Comedy Market will tell you where the jobs are - both full-time and freelance, how to pitch yourself and your work, what you can do to perfect your craft, how to deal with agents and managers, how to tailor your writing to different audiences, why performing can help your
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carmine DeSena
ISBN: 0399522158 9780399522154
OCLC Number: 34046737
Notes: "A Perigee book."
Description: xvii, 206 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. The Stand-up Connection: Performing and Networking Your Way Into a Writing Job --
2. The TV Guide: Writing for the Network and Cable Television Markets --
3. Film: The Hollywood Dream Factory --
4. On Stage: Learning the Art of Playwriting --
5. By the Book: Humor Books and Novels --
6. Extra! Extra!: Magazines and Newspapers --
7. The Radio Roundup: Short-Form Radio Comedy --
8. Thinking of You: The Greeting Card Industry --
9. Comedy, Inc.: Writing Corporate Communications --
10. A Final Word --
App. I. Agents and Managers --
App. II. Education and Training Alternatives: Schools, Classes, Internships, Volunteer Work, Summer Programs, Conferences, Seminars, Workshops and Continuing Education --
App. III. Grants, Contests, and Fellowships --
App. IV. Legal Issues --
App. V. Writers' Groups.
Responsibility: Carmine DeSena.

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Featuring interviews with top industry professionals - and loads of tips on both the basics and the finer points of the funny business - The Comedy Market will tell you where the jobs are - both full-time and freelance, how to pitch yourself and your work, what you can do to perfect your craft, how to deal with agents and managers, how to tailor your writing to different audiences, why performing can help your career - even if you don't want to do stand-up, how to make.

The right connections, what you need to know about copyrights and contracts, and more.

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