Screenplay

Screenplay

Screenplay

Providing examples from well-known movies, Field explains the structural and stylistic elements as well as writing techniques basic to the creation of a successful film script.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Syd Field
Publisher : M J F Books
Release : 1998-03-01
Total Pages : 262 Pages
ISBN : 156731239X


How To Sell Your Screenplay

How To Sell Your Screenplay

This handbook lets readers in on the rules of winning the game. Written by two veteran screenwriters, this is a complete guide to getting a screenplay seen, read, and sold.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Lydia Wilen
Publisher : Square One Publishers, Inc.
Release : 2001
Total Pages : 324 Pages
ISBN : 0757000029


Selling A Screenplay

Selling A Screenplay

- Breaks Down the Business of Screenwriting - Explains What the Buyer Looks For - Shows You What to Do to Get in the Door - Tackles the Pitching Process - Provides Personal Insights from Famous Screenwriters Everybody has a story to tell. Everybody wants to write the great American screenplay. But what do you do after it’s written? How do you sell it? Studio honchos. Development Executives. Independent Producers. What do they want? Do you need an agent or manager to get it into production? Selling a screenplay can mean earning $250,000 or more, so competition is fierce. Syd Field gives you an insider’s look at the movie and TV industry, packed with essential tips from the pros. Selling a Screenplay is a must-have guide for every screenwriter, filled with frank real-life advice from Hollywood’s most powerful deal makers and most celebrated screenwriters. They all started somewhere.

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Genre : Reference
Author : Syd Field
Publisher : Delta
Release : 2009-12-30
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780307570642


How To Write A Selling Screenplay

How To Write A Selling Screenplay

Christopher Keane has spent 20 years in the business, learning the truths--and the tricks--of writing a selling screenplay. In How to Write a Selling Screenplay, he takes writers through the entire process, from developing a story to finding the best agent. Using an annotated version of an often-optioned screenplay of his own, and citing examples from movies ranging from Casablanca and Lethal Weapon to Sling Blade and The English Patient, he discusses how to create three-dimensional characters, find a compelling story, build an airtight plot structure, fine-tune dialogue, and much more. Keane's tips on the difference between writing for film and television, as well as his advice on dealing with Hollywood movers and shakers, make this an essential companion for people writing their first--or their fortieth--screenplay. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Christopher Keane
Publisher : Three Rivers Press
Release : 2009-11-04
Total Pages : 321 Pages
ISBN : 9780307567741


Screenplay

Screenplay

This is a complete screenwriting course -- from developing a theme, researching a story, plotting and structuring a script, developing characters, and plying methods that aid the actual writing and rewriting processes to understanding the ins and outs of marketing and pitching scripts. Well-written, comprehensive, and filled with illustrative screenplay examples, both innovative and tried-and-true writing techniques, sage advice from veteran writers, and pertinent writing anecdotes, this one-of-a-kind screenwriting book will help both novices and working screenwriters to improve and sell their scripts.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Robin U. Russin
Publisher :
Release : 2000
Total Pages : 438 Pages
ISBN : 1879505703


A Philosophy Of The Screenplay

A Philosophy Of The Screenplay

Recently, scholars in a variety of disciplines—including philosophy, film and media studies, and literary studies—have become interested in the aesthetics, definition, and ontology of the screenplay. To this end, this volume addresses the fundamental philosophical questions about the nature of the screenplay: What is a screenplay? Is the screenplay art—more specifically, literature? What kind of a thing is a screenplay? Nannicelli argues that the screenplay is a kind of artefact; as such, its boundaries are determined collectively by screenwriters, and its ontological nature is determined collectively by both writers and readers of screenplays. Any plausible philosophical account of the screenplay must be strictly constrained by our collective creative and appreciative practices, and must recognize that those practices indicate that at least some screenplays are artworks.

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Genre : Art
Author : Ted Nannicelli
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013
Total Pages : 278 Pages
ISBN : 9780415521444


Analysing The Screenplay

Analysing The Screenplay

Most producers and directors acknowledge the crucial role of the screenplay, yet the film script has received little academic attention until recently, even though the screenplay has been in existence since the end of the 19th century. Analysing the Screenplay highlights the screenplay as an important form in itself, as opposed to merely being the first stage of the production process. It explores a number of possible approaches to studying the screenplay, considering the depth and breadth of the subject area, including: the history and early development of the screenplay in the United States, France and Britain the process of screenplay writing and its peculiar relationship to film production the assumption that the screenplay is standardised in form and certain stories or styles are universal the range of writing outside the mainstream, from independent film to story ideas in Bhutanese film production to animation possible critical approaches to analysing the screenplay. Analysing the Screenplay is a comprehensive anthology, offering a global selection of contributions from internationally renowned, specialist authors. Together they provide readers with an insight into this fascinating yet complex written form. This anthology will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students on a range of Film Studies courses, particularly those on scriptwriting.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Jill Nelmes
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2010-10-04
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781136912450


How To Write A Screenplay

How To Write A Screenplay

Do you have a Big Movie Idea that you're just dying to write, but aren't quite sure how to do it? Don't know how to compile and organize your ideas in a cohesive manner? Are you unsure of the "rules" of screenwriting, but are willing to learn? HOW TO WRITE A SCREENPLAY, by Travis Seppala, may just be the book for you. In it, Travis outlines very clearly the dos and don'ts of writing a screenplay. He will help you through the whole process from coming up with a high concept idea that is marketable, and walks through the steps to plan your story and characters out, write the script, edit and rewrite, and finally how to get your finished screenplay out into the world. Travis's detailed and easy to understand text is accompanied by pictures and screenshots to help you see exactly what he's talking about and lets you learn by example. No corner is unturned as this book walks you through everything you need to know on your screenwriting journey using tools like character webbing, screenwriting software, and online services to find producers looking for your scripts. So if you've always wanted to write a script to be turned into a major motion picture on the big screen, now you can find out how with HOW TO WRITE A SCREENPLAY, by Travis Seppala. HowExpert publishes quick 'how to' guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : HowExpert
Publisher : HowExpert
Release : 2014-01-09
Total Pages : 79 Pages
ISBN : 9781647588328


Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds

From the most original and beloved screenwriter of his generation, the complete Oscar-nominated screenplay of Quentin Tarantino's World War II epic Inglorious Basterds. From the brilliant writer/director behind the iconic films Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, comes Tarantino's most ambitious movie: a World War II epic starring Brad Pitt and filmed on location in Germany and France. The action tale follows the parallel story of a guerrilla-like squad of American soldiers called "The Basterds" and the French Jewish teenage girl Shosanna who find themselves behind enemy Nazi lines during the German occupation. When the Inglourious Basterds encounter Shosanna at a propaganda screening at the movie house she runs, they conspire to launch an unexpected plot to end the war. Pitt plays Lieutenant Aldo Raine -- the leader of the Basterds. Raine is an illiterate hillbilly from the mountains of Tennessee who puts together a team of eight Jewish-American soldiers to hunt down the Nazis. Filled with Tarantino's trademark electric dialogue and thrilling action sequences, Inglourious Basterds is one of the most celebrated films of the twenty-first century.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Quentin Tarantino
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2009-08-17
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 9780316080651


Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect

Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect

This guide to screenwriting teaches the craft by guiding the student through writing exercises of increasing length and complexity. The format allows the student to write directly in the book. New to this edition is a DVD containing short films and the screenplays they are based on.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Claudia Hunter Johnson
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2010
Total Pages : 330 Pages
ISBN : 9780240812144