Chris Knopf - Will the Real Me Please Stand Up
- 270 Pages
- Released: June 1, 2010
- Originally Released: 2010
- Publisher: BearManor Media
Description by OLDIES.com:
"Over his 50 year career writing for movies and television, Chris Knopf worked with many of Hollywood's great stars, producers and directors. He is a wonderful story teller and has filled this book with tricks of the trade, inspiring anecdotes, and one entertaining story after another. It's a must read for any aspiring screenwriter. - Tom Schulman, Oscar Winning Screenwriter, Dead Poets Society
"All television writers know who 'wrote the book' on writing Movies and Miniseries for Television -- it was Chris Knopf, and now he's written the warm and engaging story of how he did it while at the same time leading a graceful and rewarding life. Reading this very human memoir reminded me again and again how much I like and admire Chris and why." - David Rintels, playwright, three-time Emmy winning writer, past President, Writers Guild of America West "Will The Real Me Please Stand Up is a page turner that will earn its way into your library. It's written by a person who grew up in a family of Hollywood Royalty. His father, colorful and charming, as well as domineering and insensitive, was a movie producer during MGM's golden years. I was fully immersed in this fascinating success story of Chris' battle to become his own man and creative force, emerging as an award winning writer." - Jerry Mayer, producer, playwright, television writer for The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and M*A*S*H
"Old Hollywood lives again in Chris Knopf's engaging life story, which could be subtitled "Sometimes Nepotism Doesn't Work," about his struggle and triumph with a competitive father who lived in the last days of the old studio system. - Del Reisman, story editor Playhouse 90, past President, Writers Guild of America, West.
"A must read for any aspiring screenwriter" - Tom Schulman, Academy Award Winning Writer.
"A consistently superb writer...in a vacillating, perilous profession" - John Gay, Academy Award Nominated Writer
"All writers know who wrote the book on writing Movies and Miniseries for television" - David Rintels, Three-time Emmy Winning Writer, past President, Writers Guild of America West