Category : Performing Arts
Editor : M J F Books
ISBN : 156731239X
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
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.

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Editor : Square One Publishers, Inc.
ISBN : 0757000029
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 324
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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.

Category : Reference
Editor : Delta
ISBN : 9780307570642
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 304
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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.

Category : Performing Arts
Editor : University of Texas Press
ISBN : 9781477303733
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 220
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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.

Category : Performing Arts
Editor : HowExpert
ISBN : 9781647588328
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 79
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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.

Category : Business & Economics
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9781136501395
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 368
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The development of a film screenplay is a complex and collaborative process, beginning with an initial story and continuing through drafting and financing to the start of the shoot. And yet the best ways of understanding and managing this process have never been properly studied. The Screenplay Business is the first book to do exactly that, addressing such questions as: How do film scripts get written, and what are the tensions between creativity and business? How can the team of the writer, producer, director and development executive work together most effectively? The Screenplay Business presents a theoretical and practical framework for understanding the business of independent script development, and encompasses ideas about creativity, motivation, managing creative people, value chains, and MBA leadership theories. This book will help producers and writers to nurture their stories through the long development process to the screen. It explains the international film business, and contains new research and extensive interviews with leading industry figures, including practical advice on how to run script meetings and handle notes; how to build a sustainable business; and how to understand what really happens when a script is written. The Screenplay Business is a new key text for academics and students researching film and media, and indispensable reading for anyone working in film screenplay development today.

Category : Art
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9780415521444
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 278
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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.

Category : Performing Arts
Editor : Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN : 0230223613
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 208
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In one of the first serious critical and theoretical studies of the screenplay, Steven Price looks at theories of authorship, modes of textual production and the formal elements of screenwriting, taking the reader on a lively and engaging journey through a relatively underexplored genre.

Category : Performing Arts
Editor : Taylor & Francis
ISBN : 9780240812144
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 330
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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.

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Editor : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN : UOM:39015056206579
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 250
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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.