Creative Screenwriting

An effective game played in creative screenwriting consists of defending an unfamiliar text and responding to questions asked off the top of your head or following your instincts; to a certain extent this is like playing the part of the ...

Author: Christina Kallas

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137061140

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Christina Kallas argues for and sets out a genuinely original and creative approach to writing for the screen. This textbook aims to excite the imagination, inspiring and dramatizing stories with thematic richness, emotional depth and narrative rhythm. Structured like a screenplay, the book moves through the pre-credit sequence to the epilogue, interweaving theory, practice and case studies. Kallas combines an awareness of the history of dramatic writing with a very practical focus on how to find ideas and develop them. Supported by innovative and inspiring exercises that enable writers to create stories out of emotions and images, this book is challenging, motivating and essential reading for anyone interested in screenwriting.

Creative Screenwriting

Accompanying exercises support the book and enable writers to create stories out of emotions and images"--

Author: Christina Kallas

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215511168

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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"Kallas proposes an original approach to writing for the screen. Both theory and method aims at exciting the imagination to inspire and dramatize stories with thematic richness, emotional depth and narrative rhythm. Accompanying exercises support the book and enable writers to create stories out of emotions and images"--

Screenwriting

of creative work, the ways in which the work is understood and experienced (although these subjective experiences are not ... (Pang 2009: 58) As Chapter 1 illustrated, there are two broad modes of industrialized screenwriting labor that ...

Author: Bridget Conor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136169496

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

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Screenwriting: Creative Labor and Professional Practice analyzes the histories, practices, identities and subjects which form and shape the daily working lives of screenwriters. Author Bridget Conor considers the ways in which contemporary screenwriters navigate and make sense of the labor markets in which they are immersed. Chapters explore areas including: Screenwriting histories and myths of the profession Screenwriting as creative labor Screenwriters’ working lives Screenwriting work and the how-to genre Screenwriting work and inequalities Drawing on historical and critical perspectives of mainstream screenwriting in the USA and UK, as well as valuable interviews with working screenwriters, this book presents a highly original and multi-faceted study of screenwriting as creative labor and professional practice.

Creative Writing Practice

Screenwriting is in danger of losing its heart if we do not reintroduce notions of creativity as essential, both in teaching and practice. Screenwriters need to actively engage with how to have ideas, what creative processes suit them, ...

Author: Debra Adelaide

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030736743

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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Creative Writing Practice: reflections on form and process explores the craft of creative writing by illuminating the practices of writers and writer-educators. Demonstrating solutions to problems in different forms and genres, the contributors draw on their professional and personal experiences to examine specific and practical challenges that writers must confront and solve in order to write. This book discusses a range of approaches to writing, such as the early working out of projects, the idea of experimentation, of narrative time, and of failure. With its strong focus on process, Creative Writing Practice is a valuable guide for students, scholars and practitioners of creative writing.

The Creative Screenwriter

This is a book to return to again and again.

Author: Craig Batty

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408155196

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Creativity is becoming increasingly important in an age of advanced audience sophistication. It's no longer enough to follow standard writing techniques - becoming a first-class screenwriter demands not only a command of craft, but an understanding of how to unleash and harness creativity. "The Creative Screenwriter" offers a wealth of inspiring writing exercises designed to help you produce better, more exciting scripts. Each essential area of screenwriting is covered in its own chapter, from learning how to build stories and finding good ideas, to deepening characters and experimenting with structure, to enhancing scene writing and improving pitching. Finally, a range of innovative DIY Script Surgeries encourage you to find solutions to common screenwriting problems, such as overcoming writer's block, managing the rewrite and selling your work. This is a book to return to again and again. It is a guide for aspiring screenwriters who want to develop a powerful writing practice; a manual for teachers and students seeking discussion and reflection; a bible for professionals wanting to hone their craft and solve script struggles. It will rekindle the creative spark; remind you of why you love writing; and help to express the stories you want to tell – and sell!

Great Adaptations Screenwriting and Global Storytelling

Creative Screenwriting 5 (1) (January– February), 57–59. Krasilovsky, Alexis (1994) “ Issues in Adaptation: A Screenwriter's Journey into Myths and Fairy Tales.” Creative Screenwriting 1 (1) (Spring), 111–122.

Author: Alexis Krasilovsky

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317363583

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

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Great Adaptations: Screenwriting and Global Storytelling is the Second Place Winner in the 2019 International Writers Awards! A vast majority of Academy Award-winning Best Pictures, television movies of the week, and mini-series are adaptations, watched by millions of people globally. Great Adaptations: Screenwriting and Global Storytelling examines the technical methods of adapting novels, short stories, plays, life stories, magazine articles, blogs, comic books, graphic novels and videogames from one medium to another, focusing on the screenplay. Written in a clear and succinct style, perfect for intermediate and advanced screenwriting students, Great Adaptations explores topics essential to fully appreciating the creative, historical and sociological aspects of the adaptation process. It also provides up-to-date, practical advice on the legalities of acquiring rights and optioning and selling adaptations, and is inclusive of a diverse variety of perspectives that will inspire and challenge students and screenwriters alike. Please follow the link below to a short excerpt from an interview with Carole Dean about Great Adaptations: https://fromtheheartproductions.com/getting-creative-when-creating-great-adaptations/

Genre Screenwriting

Finally, writing to genre requirements does not excuse you from needing originality and creativity. ... Tom Matthews, “You Hate Pitching, You Have to Do It: Here's How,” Creative Screenwriting magazine, March/April 2006, 69. 5.

Author: Stephen V. Duncan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501305924

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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It's simple: films need to have commercial value for the studios to produce them, distributors to sell them, and theater chains to screen them. While talent definitely plays a part in the writing process, it can be the well-executed formulaic approaches to the popular genres that will first get you noticed in the industry. Genre Screenwriting: How to Write Popular Screenplays That Sell does not attempt to probe in the deepest psyche of screenwriters and directors of famous or seminal films, nor does it attempt to analyze the deep theoretic machinations of films. Duncan's simple goal is to give the reader, the screenwriter, a practical guide to writing each popular film genre. Employing methods as diverse as using fairy tales to illustrate the 'how to' process for each popular genre, and discussing these popular genres in modern television and its relation to its big screen counterpart, Duncan provides a one-stop shop for novices and professionals alike.

Screenwriting

Laura Schiff, “Agent's Hot Sheet,” Creative Screenwriting, May/June 1998, 6. Aljean Harmetz, “Thrills? Millions? 'Spec' Scripts Bring Big Bids,” New York Times, posted July 8, 1990, accessed September 6, 2012, 3.

Author: Andrew Horton

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813563428

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Screenwriters often joke that “no one ever paid a dollar at a movie theater to watch a screenplay.” Yet the screenplay is where a movie begins, determining whether a production gets the “green light” from its financial backers and wins approval from its audience. This innovative volume gives readers a comprehensive portrait of the art and business of screenwriting, while showing how the role of the screenwriter has evolved over the years. Reaching back to the early days of Hollywood, when moonlighting novelists, playwrights, and journalists were first hired to write scenarios and photoplays, Screenwriting illuminates the profound ways that screenwriters have contributed to the films we love. This book explores the social, political, and economic implications of the changing craft of American screenwriting from the silent screen through the classical Hollywood years, the rise of independent cinema, and on to the contemporary global multi-media marketplace. From The Birth of a Nation (1915), Gone With the Wind (1939), and Gentleman’s Agreement (1947) to Chinatown (1974), American Beauty (1999), and Lost in Translation (2003), each project began as writers with pen and ink, typewriters, or computers captured the hopes and dreams, the nightmares and concerns of the periods in which they were writing. As the contributors take us behind the silver screen to chronicle the history of screenwriting, they spotlight a range of key screenplays that changed the game in Hollywood and beyond. With original essays from both distinguished film scholars and accomplished screenwriters, Screenwriting is sure to fascinate anyone with an interest in Hollywood, from movie buffs to industry professionals.

Creative Arts Research

Evidence from the creative researchers discussed here shows that contradictions and slippages often lead to creative solutions in the realm of creative screenwriting. Thus the road movie is re-invigorated with a contemporary study of ...

Author: Elizabeth Grierson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789087909970

Category: Education

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Creative Arts Research: Narratives of Methodologies and Practices is an innovative set of essays that grows out of active engagement with arts practice, pedagogy and research. The collection presents a selection of arts-based research projects, their methodologies, practices and guiding philosophies, and throws new light on a range of issues that bring artists, designers, and performers into conversation with one another.

Gender Inequality in Screenwriting Work

More critically, for this chapter's analysis of how the work of screenwriters is understood by the film industry, these discourses of meritocracy and individual creative ability fail to recognize the social, educational, ...

Author: Natalie Wreyford

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319957326

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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This is the first book to critically examine the recruitment and working practices of screenwriters. Drawing on interviews with screenwriters and those that employ them, Natalie Wreyford provides a deep and detailed understanding of entrenched gender inequality in the UK film industry and answers the question: what is preventing women from working as screenwriters? She considers how socialised recruitment and gendered taste result in exclusion, and uncovers subtle forms of sexism that cause women’s stories and voices to be discounted. Gender Inequality in Screenwriting Work also reveals the hidden labour market of the UK film industry, built on personal connections, homophily and the myth of meritocracy. It is essential reading for students and scholars of gender, creative industries, film and cultural studies, as well as anyone who wants to understand why women remain excluded from many key roles in filmmaking.

Screenwriting for Profit

international buyers, foreign sales agents are constantly questioning buyers to try to get them to articulate what specific creative story and screenplay components the buyers may require in order to be able to make a sale in that ...

Author: Andrew Stevens

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317361763

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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This book teaches readers how global trends define the marketplace for saleable screenplays in key international territories as well as the domestic market. Veteran writer, producer, and director Andrew Stevens gives you the insider edge you need to write for the global marketplace, sharing his decades of experience producing and financing everything from micro-budget independent films to major studio releases. In leveraging Stevens’ comprehensive experience, you will learn how to determine specific subject matter, genre, and story elements to make the most of international sales trends, and harness the power of these insider strategies to craft a screenplay that is poised to sell.

The Pleasures of Structure

This book is a screenwriting manual, not an academic monograph. Its purpose is to help you develop skills and to understand key ideas that inform creative screenwriting practice today.

Author: Julian Hoxter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441164261

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

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The Pleasures of Structure starts from the premise that the ability to develop a well understood and articulated story structure is the most important skill a screenwriter can develop. For example, good structure requires a great premise and rigorous character development. Without clear character motivations and goals--which are themselves indicative of key structural beats--your story is going exactly nowhere. Using the simple and flexible 'W' model of screenplay structure developed in the prequel Write What You Don't Know, Hoxter sets this out as its starting point. This model is tested against a range of examples which are chosen to explore the flexibility not only of that model but of movie storytelling more generally. Writers and students often worry that they are asked to work 'to formula'. This book will test that formula to breaking point. For example, the first case study will offer the example of a well written, professional, mainstream movie against which our later and more adventurous examples can be compared. So the lessons we learn examining the animated family adventure movie How To Train Your Dragon lead us directly to ask questions of our second case study, the acclaimed Swedish vampire movie Låt den Rätte Komma In (Let The Right One In). Both movies have protagonists with the same basic problem, the same goal, and they use the same basic structure to tell their stories. Of course they are very different films and they work on their audiences in very different ways. Our linked case studies will expose how simple choices, like reversing the order of elements of the protagonist's transformational arc and shifting ownership of key story beats, has an enormous impact on how we respond to a structural model that is otherwise functionally identical.

Maverick Screenwriting

Bauer, Erik, “Quentin Tarantino”, Creative Screenwriting, January/ February 1998. Quoted in Wilmington, Michael, “Through the Eyes of a Critic”, Chicago Tribune, 17 May 1998. Bauer, Erik, and Konow, David, “Interview with Oliver Stone”, ...

Author: Josh Golding

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408154939

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 382

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Every film development executive says they're looking for original stories. Maverick Screenwriting will teach you how to play with advanced narrative techniques - time, logic and reality - that change the way we look at the world. Discover the techniques that give films like The Matrix, The Truman Show and Avatar an original twist. You will learn: * the difference between plot-driven and concept-driven films * how to play with time, reality and point-of-view in radical ways * how to emotionally connect with your audience * how to create a 'Matrix' that will hold your story together * how to push your concept to the limit- how to tell a story that expresses the unique way you look at the world In Maverick Screenwriting, writers, development executives, producers and directors will all find inspiration and new approaches that will help your film project stand out.

Break Into Screenwriting

You can also access them from most of the screenwriters' sites in Chapter 22, or you might try ordering them from amazon.com, writersstore.com or (in the UK) thescreenwritersstore.com. Creative Screenwriting: creativescreenwriting.com ...

Author: Ray Frensham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444132045

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

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This is a comprehensive, jargon-free guide for all budding screenwriters. Its aim is not just to guide you through the techniques and skills you need to write for the screen (film and television), but also to give you guidance on how to approach the industry as a whole. Focusing on every aspect of screenwriting, from how to set about the writing process to how to develop your characters, plot and structure, this book will give you all the guidance you need to break into this highly competitive industry and make a career for yourself as a screenwriter. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of screenwriting. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Writing for the Screen

New to this Edition: - Refreshed and revised edition to meet the demands of contemporary screenwriting - New case studies, models, tools and approaches to writing for the screen - Updated areas of industry practice, including web series, ...

Author: Craig Batty

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781352006032

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The Palgrave Handbook of Screen Production

Her practice-based research explores the application of traditional models of screenwriting that allow her as a screenwriter to identify the creative act of screenwriting, which she describes as being dexterous with prose, ...

Author: Craig Batty

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030217440

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 482

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This handbook is an essential creative, critical and practical guide for students and educators of screen production internationally. It covers all aspects of screen production—from conceptualizing ideas and developing them, to realizing and then distributing them—across all forms and formats, including fiction and non-fiction for cinema, television, gallery spaces and the web. With chapters by practitioners, scholars and educators from around the world, the book provides a comprehensive collection of approaches for those studying and teaching the development and production of screen content. With college and university students in mind, the volume purposely combines theory and practice to offer a critically informed and intellectually rich guide to screen production, shaped by the needs of those working in education environments where ‘doing’ and ‘thinking’ must co-exist. The Palgrave Handbook of Screen Production fills an important gap in creative-critical knowledge of screen production, while also providing practical tools and approaches for future practitioners.

David Mamet

Creative Screenwriting 5.3 ( 1998 ) : 20-23 . F 14 La Palma , Marina de Bellagenete . " Driving Doctor Ford . " Literature / Film Quarterly 24.1 ( 1996 ) : 57-62 . F 15 Louvish , Simon . " Out of the Shadows .

Author: David K. Sauer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313318360

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 382

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Presents a complete picture of the critical responses to David Mamet's plays.

Television and Screen Writing

Michael Gill, “Robert Kosberg, The Pitch King,” Hollywood Scriptwriter: The Trade Paper for Screenwriters, May 2000, 5. Ibid., 4. . “American Beauty: An Interview with Alan Ball,” Creative Screenwriting, January/February 2000, 26–27.

Author: Richard A Blum

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136050343

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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Now in its fourth edition, Television and Screen Writing: From Concept to Contract is a classic resource for students and professionals in screenwriting and television writing. This book will teach you how to become a creative and marketable writer in every professional arena - including major studios, production companies, networks, cable and pay TV, animation, and interactive programs. Specific techniques and script samples for writing high-quality and producible "spec" scripts for theatrical motion pictures, the sitcom series, one-hour dramatic series, longform television, soaps, talk show, variety, animation, interactive and new media are provided. Television and Screen Writing: From Concept to Contract, Fourth Edition also offers a fully detailed examination of the current marketplace, and distinct strategies for marketing your scripts, from registering and copyrighting the script to signing with an agent. This new edition has been expanded to include the most up-to-date creative and professional script samples, marketing resources, and practical information possible. The companion website (www.focalpress.com/companions) offers a wide range of contacts and resources for you to explore, and Internet links to professional resources. There is also an Annotated and Selected Bibliography for your reference

A Dictionary of Cinema Quotations from Filmmakers and Critics

Quentin Tarantino, Screenwriter-Director Interview in Creative Screenwriting, 5/¡ 871. (Words are) not the primary means of communication in film. The words are really supportive—and it's only because of our own lack of imagination that ...

Author: Stephen M. Ringler

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786450701

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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“The cinema isn’t a slice of life, it’s a slice of cake”—Alfred Hitchcock. “If you make a popular movie, you start to think where have I failed?”—Woody Allen. “A film is the world in an hour and a half”—Jean-Luc Godard. “I think you have to be slightly psychopathic to make movies”—David Cronenberg. This compendium contains more than 3,400 quotations from filmmakers and critics discussing their craft. About 1,850 film people are included—Buñuel, Capra, Chaplin, Disney, Fellini, Fitzgerald, Griffith, Kael, Kurasawa, Pathé, Sarris, Schwarzenegger, Spielberg, Waters and Welles among them. The quotations are arranged under 31 topics such as acting, animation, audience, budget, casting, critics, costume design, directing, locations, reviews, screenwriting, special effects and stardom. Indexing by filmmakers (or critics), by film titles and by narrow subjects provides a rich array of points of access.