Screenwriting For Dummies

Whether you want to write a feature film or a TV script or adapt your favorite book, this friendly guide gives you expert advice in everything from creating your story and developing memorable characters to formatting your script and ...

Screenwriting For Dummies

Screenwriting For Dummies

Write a great script and get it into the hands of the Hollywood players! So you want to be a screenwriter? Whether you want to write a feature film or a TV script or adapt your favorite book, this friendly guide gives you expert advice in everything from creating your story and developing memorable characters to formatting your script and selling it to the studios. You get savvy industry tips and strategies for getting your screenplay noticed! The screenwriting process from A to Z -- from developing a concept and thinking visually to plotline, conflicts, pacing, and the conclusion Craft living, breathing characters -- from creating the backstory to letting your characters speak to balancing dialogue with action Turn your story into a script -- from developing an outline and getting over writer's block to formatting your screenplay and handling rewrites Prepare for Hollywood -- from understanding the players and setting your expectations to polishing your copy and protecting your work Sell your script to the industry -- from preparing your pitch and finding an agent to meeting with executives and making a deal Open the book and find: The latest on the biz, from entertainment blogs to top agents to box office jargon New story examples from recently released films Tips on character development, a story's time clock, dramatic structure, and dialogue New details on developing the nontraditional screenplay -- from musicals to animation to high dramatic style Expanded information on adaptation and collaboration, with examples from successful screenwriting duos

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Screenwriters on Screen-Writing
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Joel Engel
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-12 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Before any lights, camera, or action, there's the script--arguably the most important single element in filmmaking, and Screenwriters on Screen-Writing introduces the men and women responsible for the screenplays that have produced some of the most successful and acclaimed films in Hollywood history. In each interview, not only do the
Screenplay
Language: en
Pages: 262
Authors: Syd Field
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: Dell

Hailed as the first new approach to screenwriting in a generation, this book offers a guide to the entire screenwriting process, from opening scene to finished script.
Screenwriters on Screenwriting
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Ally Acker
Categories: Motion picture authorship
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher:

From the award winning, 10 part archival program series, "Filmmakers on Film," this documentary premiered at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and is produced by Reel Women Media. Explore the challenging world of the screenwriter with renowned industry writers. Features: Jay Presson Allen, Harriet Frank Jr., Fay Kanin, Margarethe
The Screenwriter's Workbook
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Syd Field
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-12-18 - Publisher: Delta

At last! The classic screenwriting workbook—now completely revised and updated—from the celebrated lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author, Syd Field: “the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world”* No one knows more about screenwriting than Syd Field—and now the ultimate Hollywood insider shares his secrets and expertise, completely updating his bestselling
Save the Cat!
Language: en
Pages: 195
Authors: Blake Snyder
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions

This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!

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