Save the Cat

Save the Cat
Author: Blake Snyder
Release: 2013-07-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 216
ISBN: 1615931716
Language: en
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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!

Save the Cat

Save the Cat
Author: Blake Snyder
Release: 2005
Editor: Michael Wiese Productions
Pages: 195
ISBN: 1932907009
Language: en
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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!

Save the Cat r Writes for TV

Save the Cat  r  Writes for TV
Author: Jamie Nash
Release: 2021-03-25
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0984157697
Language: en
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Blake Snyder's Save the Cat!®, the world's top-selling story method for filmmakers and novelists, introduces The Last Book on Creating Binge-Worthy Content You'll Ever Need. ​Screenwriter Jamie Nash takes up Snyder's torch to lay out a step-by-step approach using Blake's principles so that both new and experienced writers can learn how to: -Use all the nuances, tricks, and techniques of pilot-writing (The Opening Pitch, The Guided Tour, The Whiff of Change) with examples from today's hottest series -Discover the Super-Secret Keep It On The Downlow TV Pitch Template that combines all the critical points of your amazing TV series into one easy-to-read-over-lunch high-level document -Define the 9 TV Franchise Types -Crack your story using the Save the Cat! beat sheet -Devise high-level series concepts with multi-season potential -Map out and organize TV pilots and multi-season shows -Break down the best and most diverse TV series using examples from Atlanta, Barry, Ozark, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, What We Do in the Shadows, Black-ish, The Mandalorian, Law and Order: SVU and more -Create layered characters who are driven by complex internal struggles It's time for Save the Cat! Writes for TV to help you create your binge-worthy TV series!

Save the Cat Goes to the Movies

Save the Cat Goes to the Movies
Author: Blake Snyder
Release: 2013-07-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 312
ISBN: 1615931724
Language: en
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Provides advice for budding screenwriters on how to handle the challenges of writing a Hollywood script and includes insider information on the most popular genres in Hollywood as well as references to 500 movie "cousins" to help guide the script writing process.

Save the Cat Writes a Novel

Save the Cat  Writes a Novel
Author: Jessica Brody
Release: 2018-10-09
Editor: Ten Speed Press
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780399579752
Language: en
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The first novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! story-structure series, which reveals the 15 essential plot points needed to make any novel a success. Novelist Jessica Brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing. Revealing the 15 "beats" (plot points) that comprise a successful story--from the opening image to the finale--this book lays out the Ten Story Genres (Monster in the House; Whydunit; Dude with a Problem) alongside quirky, original insights (Save the Cat; Shard of Glass) to help novelists craft a plot that will captivate--and a novel that will sell.

Save the Cat Goes to the Indies

Save the Cat  Goes to the Indies
Author: Salva Rubio
Release: 2017-04-04
Editor: Save the Cat!(r) Press
Pages: 328
ISBN: 0984157662
Language: en
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In his best-selling book, Save the Cat!(r) Goes to the Movies, Blake Snyder provided 50 beat sheets to 50 films, mostly studio-made. Now his student, Salva Rubio, applies Blake s principles to 50 celebrated non-studio films (again with 5 beat sheets for each of Blake s 10 genres). From international sensations like The Blair Witch Project topromising debuts like Pi, from small films that acquired cult status like Texas Chain Saw Massacre to Euro-blockbusters like The Full Monty, from unexpected gems like Before Sunrise to textbook classics such as The 400 Blows, from Dogville to Drive and Boogie Nights to Cinema Paradiso, here are 50 movies that fit both the independent label and Blake Snyder s 15 beats. You ll find beat sheets for works from Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, David Lynch, Roman Polanski, Danny Boyle, David Mamet, Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman, Sofia Coppola, Stephen Frears, David Hare, Stanley Kubrick, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, and the Coen Brothers, among other renowned writers and directors. You ll see how hitting the beats creates a story that resonates for audiences the world over. Why is this important? Because it gives both writers and moviegoers a language to analyze film and understand how filmmakers can effectively reach audiences. And especially if you are a writer, this book reveals how screenwriters who came before you tackled the same challenges you are facing with the film you want to write or the one you are currently working on."

Cut to the Chase

Cut to the Chase
Author: Linda Venis
Release: 2013-08-06
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780698138360
Language: en
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Millions of people dream of writing a screenplay but don't know how to begin, or are already working on a script but are stuck and need some targeted advice. Or maybe they have a great script, but no clue about how to navigate the choppy waters of show business. Enter Cut To The Chase, written by professional writers who teach in UCLA Extension Writers' Programme, whose alumni's many credits include Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl; Twilight; and the Academy Award nominated Letters from Iwo Juima. From learning how to identify story ideas that make a good movie to opening career doors and keeping them open, this authoritative, comprehensive, and entertaining book, edited by Writers' Program Director Linda Venis, will be the film-writing bible for decades to come. "A well-organized soup-to-nuts manual for aspiring Nora Ephrons and Charlie Kaufmans, from the faculty of a notable screenwriting program. . . . A readable writer's how-to that goes down smoothly." - Kirkus Reviews

Screenwriting for Micro Budget Films

Screenwriting for Micro Budget Films
Author: David J Greenberg
Release: 2021-11-30
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9781000508901
Language: en
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Screenwriting for micro-budget films can present its own challenges and this book takes the reader through all the considerations that need to be made to write an effective screenplay for a low-budget film. Drawing on his own experience, case studies from films such as Primer, Coherence and Reservoir Dogs, as well as the perspectives of working screenwriters such as Joe Swanberg and Alex Ross-Perry, Greenberg explores common pitfalls screenwriters face and suggests practical solutions. This book lays the groundworks of the realities of low-budget filmmaking and also talks through the practical aspects, such as story structure and genre considerations. Greenberg makes the process of writing a screenplay for a low-budget film accessible and creative, allowing student and independent filmmakers to tailor their writing for their films. This book is ideal for aspiring screenwriters, independent filmmakers and students of screenwriting.

Screenplay

Screenplay
Author: Syd Field
Release: 1998-03-01
Editor: M J F Books
Pages: 262
ISBN: 156731239X
Language: en
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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.

Save the Cat Strikes Back

Save the Cat  Strikes Back
Author: Blake Snyder
Release: 2019-04-09
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0985581018
Language: en
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How to Write a Movie in 21 Days

How to Write a Movie in 21 Days
Author: Viki King
Release: 2015-03-03
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780062405401
Language: en
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In this classic bestselling screenwriting guide—now revised and updated—author and film consultant Viki King helps screenwriters go from blank page to completed manuscript through a series of clever and simple questions, ingenious writing exercises, and easy, effective new skills. Viki King's Inner Movie Method is a specific step-by-step process designed to get the story in your heart onto the page. This method doesn’t just show how to craft a classic three-act story but also delves into how to clarify the idea you don't quite have yet, how to tell if your idea is really a movie, and how to stop getting ready and start. Once you know what to write, the Inner Movie Method will show you how to write it. This ultimate scriptwriting survival guide also addresses common issues such as: how to pay the rent while paying your dues, what to say to your partner when you can't come to bed, and how to keep going when you think you can't. How to Write a Movie in 21 Days, first published in 1987, has been translated in many languages around the world and has become an industry-standard guide for filmmakers both in Hollywood and internationally. For accomplished screenwriters honing their craft, as well as those who have never before brought their ideas to paper, How to Write a Movie in 21 Days is an indispensable guide. And Viki King's upbeat, friendly style is like having a first-rate writing partner every step of the way.

The Nutshell Technique

The Nutshell Technique
Author: Jill Chamberlain
Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: University of Texas Press
Pages: 219
ISBN: 9781477303733
Language: en
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Veteran script consultant Jill Chamberlain discovered in her work that an astounding 99 percent of first-time screenwriters don’t know how to tell a story. These writers may know how to format a script, write snappy dialogue, and set a scene. They may have interesting characters and perhaps some clever plot devices. But, invariably, while they may have the kernel of a good idea for a screenplay, they fail to tell a story. What the 99 percent do instead is present a situation. In order to explain the difference, Chamberlain created the Nutshell Technique, a method whereby writers identify eight dynamic, interconnected elements that are required to successfully tell a story. Now, for the first time, Chamberlain presents her unique method in book form with The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting. Using easy-to-follow diagrams (“nutshells”), she thoroughly explains how the Nutshell Technique can make or break a film script. Chamberlain takes readers step-by-step through thirty classic and contemporary movies, showing how such dissimilar screenplays as Casablanca, Chinatown, Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects, Little Miss Sunshine, Juno, Silver Linings Playbook, and Argo all have the same system working behind the scenes, and she teaches readers exactly how to apply these principles to their own screenwriting. Learn the Nutshell Technique, and you’ll discover how to turn a mere situation into a truly compelling screenplay story.

Writing Screenplays That Sell

Writing Screenplays That Sell
Author: Michael Hauge
Release: 2011-08-04
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781408174463
Language: en
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"No one is better than Michael Hauge at finding what is most authentic in every moment of a story...." Will Smith, actor "In the field of teaching screenwriting, Michael Hauge is indeed a master." The Freelance Screenwriter's Forum A bestseller for 20 years, Hauge's unique 'six step' approach to screenwriting cuts through nonsense, striking the perfect balance between commercial advice, artistic encouragement and lucid examples from hundreds of great films. Never losing sight of the fundamental purpose of a script: emotional impact, Hauge's engaging and inspiring book takes you on a journey through story concept, character development, theme, structure and scenes. Screenwriting is an art, but Hague's book is unashamedly commercial with advice on how to submit a manuscript, select an agent and market yourself. Updates to this edition include a new, masterful analysis of Avatar's script, new scripts examples, a new chapter on breaking the rules - succussful scripts that don't follow the traditional Hollywood model and online marketing tools for screenwriters.

The Guide for Every Screenwriter

The Guide for Every Screenwriter
Author: Geoffrey Calhoun
Release: 2019-03-29
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 132
ISBN: 1733989633
Language: en
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Paperback

The Last Book in the Universe

The Last Book in the Universe
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Release: 2013-03-01
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780545303873
Language: en
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This fast-paced action novel is set in a future where the world has been almost destroyed. Like the award-winning novel Freak the Mighty, this is Philbrick at his very best.It's the story of an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz, who begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the planet. In a world where most people are plugged into brain-drain entertainment systems, Spaz is the rare human being who can see life as it really is. When he meets an old man called Ryter, he begins to learn about Earth and its past. With Ryter as his companion, Spaz sets off an unlikely quest to save his dying sister -- and in the process, perhaps the world.

The Complete Book of Scriptwriting

The Complete Book of Scriptwriting
Author: J. Michael Straczynski
Release: 1982
Editor: Writers Digest Books
Pages: 265
ISBN: UOM:49015002950682
Language: en
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Explains how to write and sell plays for television, radio, motion pictures, and the stage and surveys the characteristics and requirements of each medium

Stealing Fire from the Gods

Stealing Fire from the Gods
Author: James Bonnet
Release: 2006
Editor: Michael Wiese Productions
Pages: 269
ISBN: PSU:000062521345
Language: en
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A revised and expanded sequel to Stealing Fire from the Gods, this 2nd edition includes important new revelations concerning the ultimate source of unity, the structures of the whole story passage, the anti-hero's journey, the high-concept great idea, the secrets of charismatic characters, and the analyses of many important new stories and successful films.

My Story Can Beat Up Your Story

My Story Can Beat Up Your Story
Author: Jeffrey Alan Schechter
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 168
ISBN: 1932907939
Language: en
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More than 20 years ago, Jeffrey Alan Schechter arrived in Hollywood with the dream of making it as a screenwriter. His dedication — not just to writing, but to learning what makes a good story — paid off and Jeff became a million-dollar screenwriter, story doctor, and rewrite artist. My Story Can Beat Up Your Story is the same powerful, easy-to-learn system that industry insiders have used to generate millions of dollars in script sales and assignments. In a clear, step-by-step fashion, this book is a fun, eye-opening, brain-expanding, and often irreverent guide to writing stories that sell. Covering everything from Heroes to Villains, from Theme to Plot Points, from cooking up good ideas to a business plan for smart writers, this book forever eliminates that horrible feeling every writer goes through — staring at the blank page and wondering "what comes next?"

The Screenwriter s Bible

The Screenwriter s Bible
Author: David Trottier
Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 194
ISBN: STANFORD:36105017534574
Language: en
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The Bible is five books bound into a single volume. -- a screenwriting primer (provides a concise presentation of screenwriting basics) -- a formatting guide (presents both correct screenplay and teleplay formats) -- a screenwriting workbook (the writing process, from nascent ideas to revisions) -- a sales and marketing guide (offers a marketing plan and sales strategies) -- a resource guide (provides contacts for industry organizations, guilds and unions, schools, publications, support groups and services, contests, etc.)

Screenwriting 101

Screenwriting 101
Author: Angus Fletcher
Release: 2017-10-06
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1629974846
Language: en
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