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.

Screenplays how to write sell them

Screenplays   how to write   sell them
Author: Craig Batty
Release: 2012-11-25
Editor: Oldcastle Books
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781842436431
Language: en
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Screenplays ... How to Write and Market Them is an accessible yet comprehensive book aimed at those with a keen interest in writing feature film screenplays. Using case studies, creative exercises and interviews from the industry, the book will guide readers through the necessary stages of writing a screenplay, from finding and developing ideas to creating and executing characters to shaping structure and constructing scenes. It will also consider how a screenplay might be sold, or used to raise interest in the writer, looking at areas such as finding and working with an agent, networking, using competitions, and raising private production funds. The book's approach is both creative and reflective, giving readers the opportunity to learn a wealth of creative skills alongside skills that will encourage them to think about themselves as writers and the work that they are developing. As such, the book will empower readers in their own creative processes and allow them to successfully tell the stories they want to tell. Rich with analyses from classic and contemporary films, littered with practical models, paradigms and creative tasks, and enhanced by the views of key industry figures, the book is a must for any aspiring feature film screenwriter.

How to Sell Your Screenplay

How to Sell Your Screenplay
Author: Lydia Wilen,Joan Wilen
Release: 2001
Editor: Square One Publishers, Inc.
Pages: 324
ISBN: 0757000029
Language: en
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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.

Selling a Screenplay

Selling a Screenplay
Author: Syd Field
Release: 2009-12-30
Editor: Delta
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780307570642
Language: en
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- 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.

Screenplay

Screenplay
Author: Robin U. Russin,William Missouri Downs
Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 438
ISBN: 1879505703
Language: en
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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.

Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds
Author: Quentin Tarantino
Release: 2009-08-17
Editor: Little, Brown
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780316080651
Language: en
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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.

Analysing the Screenplay

Analysing the Screenplay
Author: Jill Nelmes
Release: 2010-10-04
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781136912450
Language: en
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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.

How To Write a Screenplay

How To Write a Screenplay
Author: HowExpert,Travis Seppala
Release: 2014-01-09
Editor: HowExpert
Pages: 79
ISBN: 9781647588328
Language: en
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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.

A Philosophy of the Screenplay

A Philosophy of the Screenplay
Author: Ted Nannicelli
Release: 2013
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9780415521444
Language: en
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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.

Crafting Short Screenplays that Connect

Crafting Short Screenplays that Connect
Author: Claudia Hunter Johnson
Release: 2010
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9780240812144
Language: en
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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.

How to Adapt Anything Into a Screenplay

How to Adapt Anything Into a Screenplay
Author: Richard Krevolin
Release: 2003-03-13
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 218
ISBN: UOM:39015056206579
Language: en
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Drawing on his own experiences of adaptations and on 14 years of teaching, Richard Krevolin presents his five-step process for aspiring screenwriters on how to adapt anything - from novels and short stories to newspaper articles and poems - into a screenplay.

A History of the Screenplay

A History of the Screenplay
Author: S. Price
Release: 2013-11-26
Editor: Springer
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9781137315700
Language: en
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The screenplay is currently the focus of extensive critical re-evaluation, however, as yet there has been no comprehensive study of its historical development. International in scope and placing emphasis on the development and variety of screenplay texts themselves, this book will be an important and innovative addition to the current literature.

The Modernist Screenplay

The Modernist Screenplay
Author: Alexandra Ksenofontova
Release: 2020-10-02
Editor: Springer Nature
Pages: 241
ISBN: 9783030505899
Language: en
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The Modernist Screenplay explores the film screenplay as a genre of modernist literature. It connects the history of screenwriting for silent film to the history of literary modernism in France, Germany, and Russia. At the same time, the book considers how the screenplay responded to the modernist crisis of reason, confronted mimetic representation, and sought to overcome the modernist mistrust of language with the help of rhythm. From the silent film projects of Bertolt Brecht, to the screenwriting of Sergei Eisenstein and the poetic scripts of the surrealists, The Modernist Screenplay offers a new angle on the relationship between film and literature. Based on the example of modernist screenwriting, the book proposes a pluralistic approach to screenplays, an approach that sees film scripts both as texts embedded in film production and as literary works in their own right. As a result, the sheer variety of different and experimental ways to tell stories in screenplays comes to light. The Modernist Screenplay explores how the earliest kind of experimental screenplays—the modernist screenplays—challenged normative ideas about the nature of filmmaking, the nature of literary writing, and the borders between the two.

The Witch

The Witch
Author: Mark Lotto
Release: 2019-06
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1733992014
Language: en
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Anatomy of a Screenplay

Anatomy of a Screenplay
Author: Dan J Decker
Release: 2020-05-12
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9798643289197
Language: en
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The required primer for all script writers. "Anatomy of a Screenplay" outlines the required profile for storytelling in feature films from Character Structure to Convergence. This extremely popular book is clear and concise and used in colleges and grad schools around the world.

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!

Get Out

Get Out
Author: Jordan Peele
Release: 2019-11-19
Editor: Inventory Press
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1941753280
Language: en
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Jordan Peele's celebrated screenplay combines horror and dark humor to reveal the terrifying realities of being Black in America "Blending race-savvy satire with horror to especially potent effect, this bombshell social critique from first-time director Jordan Peele proves positively fearless." -Peter Debruge, Variety "An exhilaratingly smart and scary freak out about a black man in a white nightmare." -Manohla Dargis, New York Times "A major achievement, a work that deserves, in its own way, to be viewed alongside Barry Jenkins' Moonlight as a giant leap forward for the possibilities of black cinema; Get Out feels like it would have been impossible five minutes ago." -Brandon Harris, New Yorker Jordan Peele's powerful thriller Get Out debuted in 2017 to enormous public and critical acclaim, a Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? for the age of Obama and Trump that scared audiences and skewered white liberal pieties at the same time. Rather than rely on popular archetypes, Peele weaves together the material realities and daily manifestations of horror with sociopolitical fears and elements of true suspense, and combines them with pitch-perfect satire and a timely cultural critique. This companion paperback to the film presents Peele's Oscar-winning screenplay alongside supplementary material. Featuring an essay by author and scholar Tananarive Due and in-depth annotations by the director, this publication is richly illustrated with more than 150 stills from the motion picture and presents alternate endings, deleted scenes and an inside look at the concepts and behind-the-scenes production of the film. Continuing in the legacy of 1960s paperbacks that documented the era's most significant avant-garde films--such as Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon, Jean-Luc Godard's Masculin/Feminin and Michelangelo Antonioni's L'Avventura--Get Out is an indispensable guide to this pioneering and groundbreaking cinematic work. Jordan Peele (born 1979) is an American writer, director and producer. Peele's directorial debut, Get Out (2017), earned him an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay as well as nominations for Best Picture and Best Director. In 2012, Peele founded Monkeypaw Productions, which amplifies traditionally underrepresented voices and unpacks contemporary social issues, while cultivating artistic, thought-provoking projects across film, television and digital platforms, including Peele's follow-up to Get Out, the critically acclaimed horror epic, Us (2019).

Prewriting Your Screenplay

Prewriting Your Screenplay
Author: Michael Tabb
Release: 2018-07-16
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781351058254
Language: en
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Prewriting Your Screenplay cements all the bricks of a story’s foundations together and forms a single, organic story-growing technique, starting with a blank slate. It shows writers how to design each element so that they perfectly interlock together like pieces of a puzzle, creating a stronger story foundation that does not leave gaps and holes for readers to find. This construction process is performed one piece at a time, one character at a time, building and incorporating each element into the whole. The book provides a clear-cut set of lessons that teaches how to construct that story base around concepts as individual as the writer’s personal opinions, helping to foster an individual writer’s voice. It also features end-of-chapter exercises that offer step-by-step guidance in applying each lesson, providing screenwriters with a concrete approach to building a strong foundation for a screenplay. This is the quintessential book for all writers taking their first steps towards developing a screenplay from nothing, getting them over that first monumental hump, resulting in a well-formulated story concept that is cohesive and professional.

Writing Screenplays

Writing Screenplays
Author: Jessie Coleman,Paul Peditto
Release: 2012-10-01
Editor: Self-Counsel Press
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781770409187
Language: en
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Find your voice -- write your unique story that sells! Everyone has a story. Whether it is a drama, thriller, comedy, or horror, writing a screenplay is about finding your voice as a writer and writing your own unique story that will come alive through plays or movies. This book will show you the fundamentals that are essential to writing a compelling screenplay that will pull the readers in, and sell, by using your own memoirs, or life, as a starting point. Whether you are a hopeful wordsmith or a seasoned screenwriter looking for a new approach, you will find sound advice within these pages. Learn how to -- Find your story using your own life Establish an effective schedule Decide which format of writing is right for you Plan, write and revise your memoir-based screenplay Receive help from script consultants Find a market and sell your story In addition to sample screenplay, Writing Screenplays also includes helpful questions and answers, as well as additional resources for further assistance in creating your successful story.

Screenplay

Screenplay
Author: Jule Selbo
Release: 2015-07-24
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9781317386964
Language: en
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Screenplay: Building Story Through Character is designed to help screenwriters turn simple or intricate ideas into exciting, multidimensional film narratives with fully-realized characters. Based on Jule Selbo’s unique 11-step structure for building story through characters, the book teaches budding screenwriters the skills to focus and shape their ideas, turning them into stories filled with character development, strong plot elements based on obstacles and conflicts, and multifaceted emotional arcs. Using examples and analysis from classic and contemporary films across a range of genres, from The Godfather to Guardians of the Galaxy, Selbo’s Screenplay takes students inside the scriptwriting process, providing a broad overview for both beginners and seasoned writers alike. The book is rounded out with discussion questions, writing exercises, a guide to the business of screenwriting, in-depth film breakdowns, and a glossary of screenwriting terms.