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.)

The Screenwriter s Bible

The Screenwriter s Bible
Author: David Trottier
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 450
ISBN: 1935247212
Language: en
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"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"--

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

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!

Screenwriter s Compass

Screenwriter s Compass
Author: Guy Gallo
Release: 2012-11-12
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Pages: 213
ISBN: 9781136038730
Language: en
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Ever watch a movie, and despite great production value, fantastic action sequences, a great cast, etc, you come away thinking-I just didn't buy it. Chances are it was because you didn't care about the characters. Screenwriter's Compass presents a new way of approaching screenwriting, examining how effective screen storytelling must be grounded in the vivid imagining and presentation of character. Screenwriter's Compass will not offer formulas to follow but instead will give you the tools needed to chart your own path to screenwriting success. It details useful ways of thinking about writing, as well as practical ideas and concepts to help you discover the unique geography of your own imagination and navigate the problems posed by the struggle to express vision, agenda, and story. You'll learn how to root your writing in motivation and voice, to create screenplays that seduce and make your reader lean forward, and, most importantly, identify with your characters.

Dr Format Tells All 4th Edition

Dr  Format Tells All  4th Edition
Author: David Trottier
Release: 2019-05-15
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1885655142
Language: en
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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.

Screenwriting For Dummies

Screenwriting For Dummies
Author: Laura Schellhardt
Release: 2011-02-02
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781118052624
Language: en
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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

Aristotle s Poetics for Screenwriters

Aristotle s Poetics for Screenwriters
Author: Michael Tierno
Release: 2012-10-30
Editor: Hachette+ORM
Pages: 193
ISBN: 9781401305567
Language: en
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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.

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.

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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Riding the Alligator

Riding the Alligator
Author: Pen Densham,Jay Roach
Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 249
ISBN: 193290784X
Language: en
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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 --

The Complete Guide to Standard Script Formats

The Complete Guide to Standard Script Formats
Author: Hillis R Cole (jr.)
Release: 1988
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 161
ISBN: 0929583000
Language: en
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Screenplay Competitions

Screenplay Competitions
Author: Ann Marie Williams
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 264
ISBN: 0942617754
Language: en
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"The screenplay competition process explained. Discusses how to enter screenplay competitions, how to select the most suitable screenwriting contests for the screenwriter and his/her script, strategies for dealing with written critiques, and ways writers can benefit from the competition process even if they don't win"--

Finish the Script

Finish the Script
Author: Scott King
Release: 2013-12-17
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 188
ISBN: 1492820865
Language: en
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Finish The Script! is a screenwriting book for anyone who wants to be a writer. It takes a step-by-step approach and focuses not only on theory but also on the actual writing process. It's a full college course squeezed into book form that will take novice writers from concept through rewrite. Based on actual class lectures and assignments, Finish the Script! is for any writer looking for that extra push and guidance.

Essentials of Screenwriting

Essentials of Screenwriting
Author: Richard Walter
Release: 2010-06-29
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781101664681
Language: en
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Hollywood's premier teacher of screenwriting shares the secrets of writing and selling successful screenplays in this perfect gift for aspiring screenwriters. Anyone fortunate enough to win a seat in Professor Richard Walter's legendary class at UCLA film school can be confident their career has just taken a quantum leap forward. His students have written more than ten projects for Steven Spielberg alone, plus hundreds of other Hollywood blockbusters and prestigious indie productions, including two Oscar winners for best original screenplay—Milk (2008) and Sideways (2006). In this updated edition, Walter integrates his highly coveted lessons and principles from Screenwriting with material from his companion text, The Whole Picture, and includes new advice on how to turn a raw idea into a great movie or TV script-and sell it. There is never a shortage of aspiring screenwriters, and this book is their bible.

The Screenwriter s Workout

The Screenwriter s Workout
Author: Will Hicks
Release: 2019-02-24
Editor: Independently Published
Pages: 454
ISBN: 1793197318
Language: en
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Flex your screenwriting skills and stretch your creativity with The Screenwriter's Workout! The Screenwriter's Workout is a complete training program for your mind - with over 75 exercises and hundreds of activities specifically designed for both new and experienced screenwriters to train the neural pathways that generate story. Have Fun While You: Design Dynamic Characters - New character creation tools make it easy to create characters designed to fit seamlessly with your script. Explore Structure - Delve inside structure to learn what it does, what it really is, and why you need it. Create Stories - Explore the art, science and craft of cinematic narrative with story-building tools, lessons and theories specifically designed to enhance your storytelling skills. Redefine Conflict - Learn what conflict actually is and what it does to an audience. Analyze Your Work - Save time and effort with rewriting tools to analyze the design of your screenplay. Craft Compelling Loglines - Learn how to write powerful loglines designed to help your screenplay sell. Discover Interactive Screenwriting - Learn the techniques and theories behind writing screenplays that engage and interact with audiences. Written in a conversational style, The Screenwriter's Workout is a fun and interactive way to strengthen your craft, hone your writing skills and refine your storytelling.

Story Sense A Screenwriter s Guide for Film and Television

Story Sense  A Screenwriter s Guide for Film and Television
Author: Paul Lucey
Release: 1996-01-01
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0070389969
Language: en
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This is the first true textbook for a course in screenwriting. Story Sense provides specific strategies for writing story, character, and script. A wealth of techniques are suggested so that screenwriters can select those that work best for them. The book has been conceived as a working manual for screenwriters and offers hands-on advice for solving the many problems that crop up as the work progresses. In addition, the book includes examples of script format, a glossary of film terms, the Writer's Guild's compensation terms, and such insider examples as a sample studio script evaluation form, a sample script analysis, a sample studio reader's questionnaire, and a sample re-write.

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.

How To Write A Screenplay

How To Write  A Screenplay
Author: Mark Evan Schwartz
Release: 2007-04-15
Editor: Continuum
Pages: 110
ISBN: UOM:39015068820839
Language: en
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This book is a screenplay manual which is written in a form of a screenplay.

Automatic Pilot

Automatic Pilot
Author: Bill Taub
Release: 2014-03-06
Editor: Hekarose Publishing Group
Pages: 216
ISBN: 0615979815
Language: en
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"Bill's book is the best no frills, no b.s. primer on writing for television that I've read. Consciously or not, over the years I've followed every one of his how to's, to apparently good effect. This book is as close to the truth as you get in this business." -- Rene Balcer, Emmy and Peabody award-winning Showrunner for Law & Order and Creator of Law & Order: Criminal Intent "Bill Taub is one of the best kept secrets in Hollywood. His knowledge of the industry is invaluable. Anytime I need any advice with a project, Bill Taub is my main source. Whoever reads this book will know more about writing pilots than people who spend years studying." -- Jamie Masada, Founder & CEO, Laugh Factory "In his three-decade career, Bill Taub has written for some of TV's most iconic shows, and has sustained a remarkably robust and varied career in the field by pushing beyond whatever the current boundaries of the medium might be. With Automatic Pilot, he distills his extensive writing and teaching experience into an accessible guide to developing and revising the pilot script--all the while empowering ('you will be the pilot of your pilot') and liberating ('the worst thing that can happen is that it doesn't work') writers to create with joy." --Linda Venis, Director, UCLA Extension Department of the Arts and Writers' Program. Editor, Cut To The Chase and Inside The Room An airplane pilot has to complete a checklist before taking off to avoid crashing and stay in the air. So too, Automatic Pilot is a TV Pilot Writer's Checklist to keep from crashing and stay on the air. Automatic Pilot is the definitive guide on how to create and write an original pilot. It takes you through the step-by-step process of writing your own pilot script. It is adapted from Bill Taub's very successful UCLA Extension Writers' Program online workshop, Writing A Spec Pilot, which he has been teaching to students all over the world since 2006. Up until the series Desperate Housewives, developed from spec pilot, burst upon the scene and became an instant hit, nobody encouraged writers to write a spec pilot. Since then the floodgates have opened and every writer, including some of the biggest names, is either writing a spec pilot or thinking about writing one. Like the workshop itself which crossed borders, Automatic Pilot is designed for writers no matter where they are. Whether you are writing a series about Congress or Parliament, the CIA or MI-5, a family in Bangladesh or Brooklyn, the process is the same. Whether it's a half-hour comedy, one hour drama, animation, or even a web series, the steps are the same. While the odds of selling a spec pilot are slim, the chance your spec pilot will impress those in charge to hire you on staff is a good enough reason to have one. And every writer these days must have at least one spec pilot in their portfolio. Automatic Pilot is not only an insider's guide on how to create an original pilot it's a book that will inspire you, motivate you, and help you discover (or rediscover) a sense of freedom and joy in writing, no matter what stage you're at -- whether you're new to the writing world or an old pro -- it will be something you will return to time and again.