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2/24/10 2:09 PM
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anyone ever use a ghost writer or a company for there screenplay? goods and bads?
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6/30/10 3:01 AM
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alright i dont know if this thread is dead or not but, i would highly HIGHLY recommend against hiring a ghost writer. it costs ridiculous amounts of money for work that doesn't really even belong to you. not to mention, you do not possess 100% control over what they write. so to further reiterate: you are paying a large amount of money for someone to either potentially steal your idea and credit or for someone to completely wreck your idea.

i am certain someone such as yourself would understand the importance of creating something that can be clearly discerned as a product of your effort and not another person's. as a screenwriter, i would recommend you to hone your writing skills by reading and writing everyday. i am certain that you could find someone who trains at AZC to help you write and improve.

writing is much like fighting, it improves with sheer effort and a sharp mind that is always looking out for new ways to improve.
7/17/10 3:55 PM
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 There's no such thing as ghost writing  in screenwriting.  It's not like novels, where a publisher can make whatever deal they want.  Because of the WGA and arbitration, you can't hire somebody to write a screenplay under your name.  Best you could do is negotiate a "Story by, Written by" credits.
8/15/10 7:49 PM
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Astroninja -  There's no such thing as ghost writing  in screenwriting.  It's not like novels, where a publisher can make whatever deal they want.  Because of the WGA and arbitration, you can't hire somebody to write a screenplay under your name.  Best you could do is negotiate a "Story by, Written by" credits.


You're not SUPPOSED to, but it happens.
8/24/10 1:05 PM
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thanks guys, good advice.

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