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Michael Hauge is one of the top story experts for Hollywood writers, filmmakers, studios, and business leaders. He is the founder of and has coached producers and stars for the past 35 years. He has worked on I Am Legend, Hancock and The Karate Kid for Will Smith and Overbrook Entertainment; Masters of the Universe for Columbia Pictures and has worked on projects for Julia Roberts, Morgan Freeman and many more.

Michael is the best selling author of “Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds” & “Writing Screenplays That Sell”.




Michael Hauge is a story and script consultant, author, and lecturer who works with writers and filmmakers on their screenplays, novels, movies, and television projects.

He has coached writers, producers, stars and directors on projects for Will Smith, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez, Kirsten Dunst, Charlize Theron and Morgan Freeman, as well as for every major studio and network. Hauge also works extensively with Hollywood executives, producers, agents and managers, helping them sharpen their story and development skills, and improving their companies’ abilities to recognize powerful material, employ advanced principles of structure, character arc and theme, skillfully communicate a story’s strengths and weaknesses, and work effectively with writers to achieve a commercially successful screenplay.

Hauge is the best-selling author of Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds: The Guaranteed Way to Get Your Screenplay or Novel Read. He published in 1991 his book “Writing Screenplays That Sell”, and in 2011 he published his new 20th Anniversary edition of the same book, the best reference book for screenwriters, novelist, the film, and television industries.

Michael Hauge has taught screenwriting to over 30,000 writers and filmmaker and coached hundreds on their screenplays and pitches. Now he shares with you the final essential skill you must have to be a successful screenwriter the pitch which will enable you to get your screenplay read. A must have book: Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds.

His seminar with Christopher Vogler, The Hero’s 2 Journeys, has become one of the top-selling DVDs and CDs on story and screenwriting. Hauge has presented seminars and lectures to more than 40,000 participants throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. He is on the Board of Directors of the American Screenwriters Association and the Advisory Board for Scriptwriter Magazine in London.

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