THE FOUR BIG DIFFERENCES BETWEEN YOU AND ME:
1) I’ve already hit it big-time
as a TV sitcom writer and producer. Google “Sheldon Bull.”
(I also list all of my credits elsewhere on this site.) I’ve had
a lot of fun and made a ton of money, and in Elephant Bucks,
I tell you how I did it.
2) I didn’t have a book like Elephant Bucks or a website
like this to help me when I was trying to break in to Hollywood. I had
to figure it out for myself. I made a lot of needless mistakes that
you won’t make when you read my book!
3) I may be the last schmuck on earth to put up a website. What with
My Space and You Tube and all the other internet avenues for shameless
self-promotion, I must be the final arrival at the Me-Fest. And I confess
to you that I’m significantly nauseated about it. This just feels
a little too Dane Cook-ish.
On the other hand…
4) I have to put up a website or the publisher of Elephant Bucks
is going to get truly pissed at me for not working hard enough to help
them move the merchandise.
Once you’ve purchased and read Elephant Bucks, picked
up some extra tips from this website, written a portfolio of great spec
scripts, and gotten your Lucky Break in Hollywood, there’ll be
three differences between you and me:
1) You’ll be HOT!
2) You’ll be making Elephant Bucks!
3) You’ll be much too busy, rich, famous, and important to remember
how much I helped you get started.
By the way, the title, Elephant Bucks, comes from an expression
that a colleague of mine, Bob Ellison, would use to describe the big
money we were paid while working on sitcom staffs. Bob used to quip
that we were making “Elephant Bucks.” It seemed
like a catchy title. So I stole it from him.