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Joe Elias has a lot going on. He's trying to get a brand new business, Write For Hollywood, off the ground. At the same time, he's figuring out how to offer script-evaluation services to aspiring screenwriters over the Internet. He's working to manage a score of freelance script readers. He's reading, critiquing and editing scripts himself. Finally, the 24-year-old is trying to do the same thing as the customers of his two-person Redondo Beach, California, start-up-namely, marketing a script of his own.

The last may be the toughest of all. "I read recently that the odds of selling a screenplay in Hollywood are something like 1 in 200,000," says Elias. "And I'm right there with most of our clients, trying to do some writing myself."

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