The Screenwriters Bible

The Screenwriter S Bible

The Screenwriter S Bible

"The Screenwriter's Bible's is one of the most popular, authoritative, and useful books on screenwriting. A standard by which other screenwriting books are measured, it has sold over 350,000 copies in its twenty-five-year life. Always up-to-date and reliable, it contains everything that both the budding and working screenwriter need under one cover-five books in one! A Screenwriting Primer-that provides a concise course in screenwriting basics; A Screenwriting Workbook-that walks you through the complete writing process, from nascent ideas through final revisions; A Formatting Guide-that thoroughly covers today's correct formats for screenplays and TV scripts; A Screenwriting Workbook-that walks the reader through the process of writing a screenplay; A Sales and Marketing Guide-that presents proven strategies to help you create a laser-sharp marketing plan. Among this book's wealth of practical information are sample query letters, useful worksheets and checklists, hundreds of examples, sample scenes, and straightforward explanations of screenwriting fundamentals. The seventh edition is chock-full of new examples, the latest practices, and new material on non-traditional screenplay outlets"--

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : David Trottier
Publisher :
Release : 2019
Total Pages : 450 Pages
ISBN : 1935247212


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


Save The Cat

Save The Cat

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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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Blake Snyder
Publisher :
Release : 2013-07-01
Total Pages : 216 Pages
ISBN : 1615931716


Writing Short Films

Writing Short Films

This new edition has been completely updated and revised along with the addition of several new chapters. Currently, this title remains the best selling university text book on writing short film screenplays.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Linda J. Cowgill
Publisher : Lone Eagle
Release : 2010-10-20
Total Pages : 275 Pages
ISBN : 9780307875143


Riding The Alligator

Riding The Alligator

If you're thinking about writing a screenplay, do yourself a favor and hop on Pen Densham's Alligator. The ride's enlightening."---Jeff Bridges, Academy Award "-winning actor --

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Pen Densham
Publisher :
Release : 2011-01-01
Total Pages : 249 Pages
ISBN : 193290784X


Screenwriters On Screen Writing

Screenwriters On Screen Writing

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 writers explore the craft and technique of creating a filmic blueprint, but they recount the colorful tales of coming up in the ranks of the movie business and of bringing their stories to the screen, in a way that only natural-born storytellers such as themselves can. These and other screenwriters have garnered the attention of the movie-going population not only with their words, but with headlines announcing the sales of their scripts for hundreds of thousands and sometimes millions of dollars. Anyone interested in writing, making, or learning about movies will enjoy reading this fascinating behind-the-scenes compendium that brings together some of the most prominent and talented screenwriters in modern-day filmmaking. Screenwriters interviewed include: Bruce Joel Rubin (Ghost), Ernest Lehman (North by Northwest, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Amy Holden Jones (Indecent Proposal), Ted Tally (The Silence of the Lambs), Horton Foote (To Kill a Mockingbird, Tender Mercies), Andrew Bergman (The In-Laws), Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands), Richard LaGravenese (The Fisher King), and Robert Towne (Chinatown, Shampoo).

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Joel Engel
Publisher : Hachette Books
Release : 2013-02-12
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781401305574


Aristotle S Poetics For Screenwriters

Aristotle S Poetics For Screenwriters

This expert screenwriting guide shows how Aristotle’s timeless principles apply to today’s cinematic storytelling. Long considered the bible for storytellers, Aristotle's Poetics is a fixture of college courses on everything from fiction writing to dramatic theory. Now award-winning writer/director and Miramax story analyst Michael Tierno demonstrates how Aristotle’s ideas can be an essential resource for screenwriters and anyone interested in studying plot structure. Tierno breaks down the fundamentals of screenwriting, highlighting particular aspects of Aristotle's work. Then, using examples from some of the best movies ever made, he demonstrates how to apply these ancient insights to modern-day screenwriting. This user-friendly guide covers a multitude of topics, from plotting and subplotting to dialogue and dramatic unity. With expertise and jargon-free prose, Tierno makes Aristotle's monumental work accessible to beginners and pros alike in areas such as screenwriting, film theory, fiction, and playwriting.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Michael Tierno
Publisher : Hachette+ORM
Release : 2012-10-30
Total Pages : 193 Pages
ISBN : 9781401305567


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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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Laura Schellhardt
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-02-02
Total Pages : 360 Pages
ISBN : 9781118052624


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 : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780307567741


Dr Format Tells All 4th Edition

Dr Format Tells All 4th Edition

DR. FORMAT has been the go-to authority on the fine points of spec screenplay formatting for over two decades, and now he “tells all.” This book contains carefully selected columns and articles written mainly for Script magazine, and each has been revised and updated to today’s conventions. In all, Dr. Format answers hundreds of questions, with concise answers and clear, illustrative, and entertaining examples that empower you to write with confidence. Do you have a question about formatting or spec writing? Now you can have all of Dr. Format’s prescriptions in one place. With a humorous flair, he addresses such issues as • How do you format text messages and emails? • When can you “legally” use secondary scene headings? • How do you handle foreign languages? • What do Hollywood readers look for in a script? • How do your format text messages and emails? • How do you format flashbacks, montages, and intercuts? Dr. Format teaches you how to direct the camera without using camera directions, and how to apply formatting principles to develop your characters. And he provides expert guidance on formatting issues not found elsewhere. Dr. Format Tells All goes beyond the rules and gives you practical applications that will expand your writing skills. According to the doctor, “Understanding spec formatting and writing is a key to crafting a great screenplay.” Let Dr. Format help you do just that.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : David Trottier
Publisher :
Release : 2019-05-15
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 1885655142