Crafty Screenwriting

Praise for Crafty Screenwriting “I wish more writers knew what makes a script
worth producing— not just how to structure a plot and write good dialogue, but
how to come up with a story that people want to see on the screen.

Author: Alex Epstein

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781466824720

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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The most innovative and creative screenwriting book yet, from an author who knows first-hand what it takes to get a movie made. Based on an award-winning website hailed as "smart enough for professional screenwriters and accessible enough for aspiring screenwriters", Crafty Screenwriting is the first book not only to offer a successful screenwriter's tricks of the trade, but to explain what development executives really mean when they complain that the "dialogue is flat," or "the hero isn't likeable." Fresh, provocative, and funny, Alex Epstein diagnoses problem that other screenwriting books barely address, and answers questions they rarely ask, like "Why is it sometimes dangerous to know your characters too well before you start writing," or "Why does your script have to be so much better than the awful pictures that get made every day?" As a development executive who has accepted and rejected countless screenplays, and a produced screenwriter himself, Epstein can take you into the heart of the most important question of all: "Is this a movie?" A crucial book for anyone who has ever wondered what it takes to get their movie made.

Crafty TV Writing

Crafty TV Writing and talent are pretty much all you'll need to make it." —Ken Levine, writer/producer, MASH, Cheers, Frasier, The Simpsons, Wings, Becker Everyone watches television, and everyone has an opinion on what makes good TV. But ...

Author: Alex Epstein

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781466807594

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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A professional TV writer's real-world guide to getting paid to write great television "No need for me to ever write a book on TV writing. Alex Epstein has covered it all . . . along with a few things I wouldn't have thought of. Save yourself five years of rookie mistakes. Crafty TV Writing and talent are pretty much all you'll need to make it." —Ken Levine, writer/producer, MASH, Cheers, Frasier, The Simpsons, Wings, Becker Everyone watches television, and everyone has an opinion on what makes good TV. But, as Alex Epstein shows in this invaluable guide, writing for television is a highly specific craft that requires knowledge, skill, and more than a few insider's tricks. Epstein, a veteran TV writer and show creator himself, provides essential knowledge about the entire process of television writing, both for beginners and for professionals who want to go to the next level. Crafty TV Writing explains how to decode the hidden structure of a TV series. It describes the best ways to generate a hook, write an episode, create characters the audience will never tire of, construct entertaining dialogue, and use humor. It shows how to navigate the tough but rewarding television industry, from writing your first "spec" script, to getting hired to work on a show, to surviving—even thriving—if you get fired. And it illuminates how television writers think about the shows they're writing, whether they're working in comedy, drama, or "reality." Fresh, funny, and informed, Crafty TV Writing is the essential guide to writing for and flourishing in the world of television.

The Ifilm Internet Movie Guide

What I Really Want to Do Is Write About Screenwriting Articles about
screenwriting from synopsis to final draft , and lots ... movies . http://www.learner.
org/exhibits/cinema/screenwriting.html Crafty Screenwriting Good , in - depth
discussion of ...

Author: Lew Harris

Publisher: Lone Eagle Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015054156487

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 204

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"The IFILM Internet Movie Guide" is the first-ever comprehensive look at the best films, film sites, review sites, fan sites, celeb sites and movie gossip available on the Internet. Unlike other traditional review guides, this book directs the film buff to movies that are immediately available to watch 24 hours a day on the Web--for free. Photos.

Fast Cheap and Written that Way

Top Screenwriters on Writing for Low-budget Movies John Gaspard ... Naked
Josh , and author of the books Crafty Screenwriting and Crafty TV Writing “ If you
are interested in screenwriting or you just enjoy a good read , this book is a must .

Author: John Gaspard


ISBN: PSU:000062517300

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Hollywood's top screenwriters look back at their early low-budget efforts and provide valuable tips, tricks, and advice on how to create a solid screenplay for a low-budget movie.

The Screenwriter s Handbook 2009

... 2007 ) Advanced Screenwriting : Raising Your Script to the Academy Award
Level by Linda Seger ( Silman - James ... Films : Conversations with the
Screenwriters by William Baer ( Greenwood Press , 2007 ) Crafty Screenwriting :
Writing ...

Author: B. Turner

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: UOM:39015078790600

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 768


"This is the essential guide for all aspiring, new and established writers for the screen. It includes hundreds of useful contact detail entries from courses, societies and grants to representation and production companies."--Provided by publisher.

The Screenwriter s Handbook

Author: Barry Turner

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Limited

ISBN: UCSD:31822036515484

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 333

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The Screenwriters Handbook contains thousands of entries covering every aspect of scriptwriting, with provocative articles and useful advice from both leading practitioners of the art and representatives of the trade from both sides of the Atlantic. This practical, straightforward guide, with indexes to aid quick searches, provides full details and identifies industry trends. In addition to the key areas of UK and US film and TV agents and production companies, writers' courses, festivals, grants and prizes. the guide also offers invaluable expert advice on contracts, copyright, and taxation.

Theatre Sources Dot com

Crafty Screenwriting questions , to celebrate and , yes , to offers a series of
informacommiserate . tional essays about many aspects of writing for film

Author: Louis E. Catron

Publisher: Heinemann Drama

ISBN: UOM:39015054133700

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 215

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Presents addresses and descriptions of websites of interest to theater and dance people, featuring listings for playwrights, dancers, actors, directors, costumers, and others in the field.

Teen Guide to Getting Started in the Arts

Crafty Screenwriting ; Some Screenwriting Do's and Don'ts for Beginners , and
Some More In - Depth Thoughts for Fellow Scribes . 1999 . http://modigliani. . 17 August 2000 . Field , Shelly .
100 Best ...

Author: Carol L. Ritzenthaler

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 031331392X

Category: Art

Page: 165

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Offers guidance concerning training and an overview of possible careers in theater, film, architecture, art, dance, music, photography, and writing.

Teach Yourself Screenwriting

294 taking it further Screenwriting books Books on screenwriting are many . The
consistently recommended ones ( apart from this ... Alan Ayckbourn , The Crafty
Art of Playmaking ( Faber ) . Wisdom for all writers . Peter Biskind , Easy Riders ...

Author: Ray Frensham


ISBN: GENT:900071419665



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Real Screenwriting

Still , too many barriers are erected to discourage new writers — usually by non -
writers , those I have come to call the artless and crafty . from the trenches : LIES
OF THE ARTLESS AND THE CRAFTY : PART ONE In my office there hangs an ...

Author: Ron Suppa

Publisher: Course Technology

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114533263

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 409

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This book covers the field of screenwriting in an enthusiastic, passionate, optimistic, but also (at times painfully) honest voice that cuts to the chase of the business of writing a screenplay. It also will cover areas that have only been marginally treated elsewhere -- such as the ins, outs, and hot tips on the art of pitching, developing contacts both in and out of Los Angeles and New York, using publicity to build your profile, the possibilities, pitfalls, and practical advantages to producing and/or directing it yourself, etc. It will use personal stories, anecdotes, and lessons learned as well as using topical and classic movie scripts to illustrate points of the art, craft, and business.

The Screenwriting Life

here's the answer : ' Read these . ' And if somebody says , ' This one's pretty good
. It's not quite right for us , but , boy , we really like your voice . We really like your
handle on character . We really think you've got a nifty , crafty sense of story .

Author: Rich Whiteside

Publisher: Berkley Trade

ISBN: UOM:39015047056661

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 279

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Describes how to write for television and motion pictures, the advantages of a film school education, and the challenges of breaking into the industry in Hollywood

The Loves of a D girl

She is almost discouraged by the improvements , but she knows that a writer as
raw as Nick won ' t have such an easy time of it in the dreaded second act . After
all , some of the most crafty screenwriters in the business have lost their second ...

Author: Chris Dyer

Publisher: Perigee Trade

ISBN: 0452284929

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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Trapped in a dead-end job developing screenplays for a has-been movie producer, Lizzie Hubbard believes her dreams of Hollywood success have turned to dust, until she is given the chance to transform an amateur screenwriter into a player.

Psychology for Screenwriters

The reaction formation is even more crafty than the other defenses , because it
reacts against the impulse , rather than avoiding it . The character exhibiting
reaction formation exposes his own deepest desire by reacting strongly against it

Author: William Indick


ISBN: UOM:39015059314016

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 281

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"To make their stories come alive, screenwriters must understand human behavior. Using this book, writers can make Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Alfred Adler, Erick Erikson, and Joseph Campbell their writing partners. Psychology for Screenwriters helps scribes craft psychologically resonant characters and conflict. You'll learn to create convincing motivation, believable identity development, and archetypes that produce authentic screen moments."-- Cover


... writing career seemed well behind him. His novels could no longer interest
publishers, and he found some of his screenwriting assignments so loathsome ...
He is, however, crafty as a wolf." Towne let his Ask the Dust option lapse and ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105013838433

Category: California


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The Craft of Scene Writing

Mercurio analyzes and systematizes the details that create powerful scenes, citing examples from scripts old and new in this exploration of screenwriting technique.

Author: Jim Mercurio


ISBN: 1610353307

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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A professional screenwriter's master class in writing the most critical and challenging script element--the individual scene. No one comes out of a movie talking about structure. What audiences love and remember about a movie are great scenes. Marlon Brando in the back seat in On the Waterfront giving his "I could'a been a contender" speech. Meg Ryan's fake orgasm in Katz's Deli in When Harry Met Sally with the climactic punch line: "I'll have what she's having." In Superbad, Jonah Hill professing "I love you" to his friend Michael Cera by touching his nose with a "boop." Great scenes will elevate your script from ho-hum to extraordinary--and from the slush pile to sellable. In The Craft of Scene Writing, accomplished screenwriter and master writing teacher Jim Mercurio analyzes and systematizes the beats, conflicts, character moments, action, dialogue, and structure that create powerful scenes. Citing examples from scripts old and new, The Craft of Scene Writing breaks down how great scenes reveal character, advance the story, and emotionally connect with audiences, plus demonstrates how to use these techniques in your own scripts. This incredibly detailed exploration of screenwriting technique will help beginning writers to write great scripts and experienced writers to gain a more complete mastery of their craft.

Contemporary Poets Dramatists Essayists and Novelists of the South

This play centers on Clarence , whose crafty grace has earned him the nickname
" Tiger , ” and on his struggle to ... he formed a screenplay consulting agency in
1980 and was awarded the Golden Pen Award in 1983 for his screenwriting .

Author: Robert A. Bain

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015032285994

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 642

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From the early 20th century to the present, Southern literary talent has flourished. The newer poets, dramatists, essayists, and novelists of this region often use their writings to comment upon the changing social values of the South, while also drawing upon traditional Southern values and qualities. This reference work presents profiles of 50 modern Southern writers of essays, poems, drama, and novels. Each profile critically comments upon their work.