The Screenwriter Activist

Using examples from classic and recent popular films, The Screenwriter Activist Explores the motivation and sensibility a screenwriter needs to embark on a social issue project Gives techniques for choosing compelling subjects Provides ...

Author: Marilyn Beker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415897143

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

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Hotel Rwanda. Philadelphia. Silkwood. Some of the most important films ever made have tackled real-world social issues, from genocide to homophobia to corporate greed. As storytellers, activist screenwriters recognize that social issues make great stories that can be gut-wrenching, heart-tugging, funny, tragic, and interesting to watch. The Screenwriter Activist helps screenwriters tell those stories in compelling, non-preachy, and inspiring ways. The Screenwriter Activist is an in-depth, practical guide, appropriate for students in intermediate or graduate screenwriting courses in Film and English Programs as well as professionals who want to write a movie that can make a difference in the world. Using examples from classic and recent popular films, The Screenwriter Activist: Explores the motivation and sensibility a screenwriter needs to embark on a social issue project Gives techniques for choosing compelling subjects Provides historical context for social issue movies Explains how characters legitimize social issue themes Puts forward specific models for structuring advocacy screenplays Lays out a roadmap for how screenwriters can get a social issue movie made If you care deeply about social issues and recognize that films can be highly effective platforms for motivativng audiences to civic involvement and social action, this is the one screenwriting book you need to read.

The Intellectual Activist

idea of writing a screenplay that is not about the book but about his own neurotic
self - doubt while he tries to adapt the book . The result is this film . This story line
, roughly the first half of the film , reads like an inverted version of “ The Simplest ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105115069366

Category: Conservatism


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Ethics in Screenwriting

New Perspectives Steven Maras. key stakeholders. Disability activists worked
directly with producers and story editors (Montgomery 1989, 183). Alcohol
education lobbyists went further, producing their own version of an alcohol-
related code ...

Author: Steven Maras

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137544933

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 263

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Ethics in Screenwriting: New Perspectives is a book that breaks new ground by forging a link between screenwriting research and a burgeoning interest in film, media, and narrative ethics. Going beyond the orthodox discussion of morality of film and television, the collection focuses on ethics in screenwriting. Building on a new wave of screenwriting research, as well as a ‘turn to ethics’ in humanities and media studies scholarship, this title forms a bridge between these areas in a unique analysis of a key area of media practice. Each essay goes beyond the general discussion of ethics and media to engage with specific aspects of screenwriting or scripting. Written for readers interested in questions of ethics as well as screenwriting, the collection offers new perspectives on ethical questions associated with Writers and their Production Environment; Actuality and History; and Character and Narrative.

The Psychology of Screenwriting

Beker, Marilyn, The Screenwriter Activist. Writing Social Issue Movies (New York:
Routledge, 2013). Bergson, Henri, Creative Evolution, trans. Arthur Mitchell (New
York: Dover, 1998). Bicat, Tony and Tony Macnabb, Creative Screenwriting ...

Author: Jason Lee

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781623562519

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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The Psychology of Screenwriting is more than an interesting book on the theory and practice of screenwriting. It is also a philosophical analysis of predetermination and freewill in the context of writing and human life in our mediated world of technology. Drawing on humanism, existentialism, Buddhism, postmodernism and transhumanism, and diverse thinkers from Meister Eckhart to Friedrich Nietzsche, Theodor Adorno, Jacques Derrida, Jean Baudrillard and Gilles Deleuze, The Psychology of Screenwriting will be of use to screenwriters, film students, philosophers and all those interested in contemporary theory. This book combines in-depth critical and cultural analysis with an elaboration on practice in an innovative fashion. It explores how people, such as those in the Dogme 95 movement, have tried to overcome traditional screenwriting, looking in detail at the psychology of writing and the practicalities of how to write well for the screen. This is the first book to include high-theory with screenwriting practice whilst incorporating the Enneagram for character development. Numerous filmmakers and writers, including David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch, David Cronenberg, Pedro Almodóvar, Darren Aronofsky, Sally Potter and Charlie Kaufman are explored. The Psychology of Screenwriting is invaluable for those who want to delve deeper into writing for the screen.

Write to Shoot

Write to Shoot teaches budding screenwriters and screenwriting filmmakers how to write a short script with production in mind.

Author: Marilyn Beker

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317548256

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 180

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Write to Shoot teaches budding screenwriters and screenwriting filmmakers how to write a short script with production in mind. Beker instructs them how to showcase their strengths, tailor projects to shoestring budgets, resources, and practical production parameters without sacrificing the quality and punch of their screenplays, whether they're creating a sizzle short for an unproduced feature script, an independent creative work, or a soapbox to promote a cause. Write to Shoot: Writing Short Films for Production is a must-have guide for anyone who wants to be sure there will be no surprises on set that come from a script that's not ready for production.

The New York Times Film Reviews

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ISBN: UOM:39015068871758

Category: Motion pictures


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Voices of Multicultural America

Cleaver, Eldridge (1935-) Political and social activist 253 Colejohnnetta B. (1936
-) Educator, anthropologist, and writer . . 259 Complanter (1732(?)-1836) Chief of
the Seneca tribe 265 D Davis, Angela (1944-) Political and social activist and ...

Author: Deborah Gillan Straub

Publisher: Gale Group

ISBN: UOM:49015003023703

Category: Reference

Page: 1372

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Contains primary source material.

Feminist Film Studies

In California homosexual activist groups Queer Nation and Act Up picketed the
film , blowing whistles and hurling paint ... Ultimately even Joel Eszterhas , the
screenwriter , buckled under the gay activists ' pressure and attempted to re -
write ...

Author: Terri Murray

Publisher: Auteur Pub

ISBN: PSU:000066232391

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 143

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This book is aimed at helping media and film studies teachers introduce the basics of feminist film theory, a complex area that is nonetheless essential for studying the moving image. No prior knowledge of the theory is required as author Terri Murray explains key terminology and the contributions of influential authors whose seminal texts have influenced understanding of gender representation in the visual media, such as John Berger and Laura Mulvey, all illustrated with useful case studies. Films and filmmakers discussed include Blonde Venus, Psycho, Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, The Last Seduction, Strange Days, Beau Travail, and 'unexpected heroes' of feminist film--Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct) and Spike Lee (She Hate Me).

So You Want to be a Screenwriter

moment on , I became an activist . I thought , Why do we have to destroy
ourselves , or why does God have to destroy us ? I was already asking those
questions when I was that young , because I was that kind of kid . All of a sudden
, I started ...

Author: Sara C. Caldwell

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: UOM:39015050824104

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 223

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I wish I had this book when I first plunged into the screenwriting jungle... — Michele Rifkin, writer, Bone Chillers, ABC TV

Lgbt Encyclopedia of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender History in America Actors to gyms

The eclectic novelist , poet , screenwriter , activist , and self - described “
pansexual , ” best known for her influential and popular 1973 novel Rubyfruit
Jungle , has advocated both lesbian separatism and coalition building across
cultural ...

Author: Marc Stein

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 068431262X

Category: Bisexuals

Page: 487

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Online version of the 3-vol. work published by Gale providing a comprehensive survey of lesbian and gay history and culture in the United States.

Globalizing Dissent

This volume presents Roy's interlocking network of the ideas, attitudes and ideologies that emerge from the contemporary social and the political world.

Author: Ranjan Ghosh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135844714

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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Arundhati Roy is not only an accomplished novelist, but equally gifted in unraveling the politics of globalization, the power and ideology of corporate culture, fundamentalism, terrorism, and other issues gripping today’s world. This volume – featuring prominent scholars from throughout the world – examines Roy beyond the aesthetic parameters of her fiction, focusing also on her creative activism and struggles in global politics. The chapters travel to and fro between her non-fictional works – engaging activism on the streets and global forums – and its underlying roots in her novel. Roy is examined as a novelist, non-fiction writer, journalist, activist, feminist, screenwriter, ideologist, and architect. This volume presents Roy's interlocking network of the ideas, attitudes and ideologies that emerge from the contemporary social and the political world.

The WomanSource Catalog Review

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Author: Ilene Rosoff


ISBN: PSU:000026462158

Category: Feminism

Page: 504

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Notable Black American Men

Lowery , Joseph E. ( 1922– ) Minister , civil rights activist , organization official
Lucas , Sam ( 1840–1916 ) Entertainer . 742 746 ... 750 Majors , Monroe A. (
1864–1960 ) Physician , civil rights and political activist , editor , journalist , writer

Author: Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787607630

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1365

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Provides biographical information on five hundred African American men who were pioneers, entrepreneurs, artists, reformers, leaders, officials, educators, or significant figures in other fields over three centuries.

The New Quotable Woman

2050 Soviet First Lady ; w . Mikhail Sergeyevich G - ( 1931 - , General Secretary
of Soviet Union , 1985 – ) Gorbanevskaya , Natalya ( 1936 – ) 2190 Sov . poet ,
political activist Gordimer , Nadine ( 1923 – ) 1921 So . Afr . writer , lecturer ;
Nobel ...

Author: Elaine Partnow

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005127993

Category: Reference

Page: 714

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A collection of notable quotations by over 2,500 women from Eve to Anita Hill, arranged chronologically by contributor.

1996 97 V I P Address Book

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Screenwriter ...

Author: James M. Wiggins

Publisher: Associated Media Company Limited

ISBN: 0938731122

Category: Celebrities

Page: 800

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If you need to reach V.I.P.s, you need this reference. THE V.I.P. ADDRESS BOOK is the standard of excellence for address books. You can have 25,000 addresses of the world's most important people right on your desk at only pennies per person! Addresses are verified with the U. S. Postal Service's National Change of Address program before each publication. No matter what you need, you'll find virtually any address you may be looking for. As Frank W. Wylie of the Public Relations Society says, "The V.I.P. ADDRESS BOOK is a valuable reference for anyone who needs, or wants, to contact celebrities from Lee Iacoca & Magic Johnson to Michael Jackson & Gloria Steinem." If you're looking for ease of use, the American Reference Books Annual says "The format is excellent for easy consultation. Libraries will find it a useful addition to their collections." Many names & addresses are not available in any other publication. Voted the Benjamin Franklin Award as Best Directory of the Year by the Publisher's Marketing Association. Update supplement available mid-year for additional cost. Quantity discounts available. Contact Associated Media Companies, 1212 Porta Ballena, Alameda, CA 94501. Phone (510) 814-8255. FAX (510) 814- 8355. Credit card & purchase orders accepted.

Who s Who of American Women 2004 2005

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Kay Magnor writer Savannah Strauss , Gwen ... Christiane Andrée writer , human
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Author: Inc. Marquis Who's Who

Publisher: Marquis Who's Who

ISBN: 0837904307

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1803

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A biographical dictionary of notable living women in the United States of America.

The Advocate

PATRICK RANGE MCDONALD A staff writer at LA Weekly , McDonald profiled
philanthropist , activist , and GeoCities founder David Bohnett for this issue ' s "
Power Players , ” which begins on page 40 . “ I ' m particularly intrigued by a new



ISBN: UOM:49015003465532

Category: AIDS (Disease)


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Information Services on Latin America

"Reinaldo Arenas writer. Octavlo Armand poet. Maria Badias painter. Vicente
Baez editor/leader of the resistance against Batista Mario Baux-musician.
Antonio Benitez Rojo essayist/academician. Ricardo Bofill human rights activist ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105070890095



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Clippings of Latin American political, social and economic news from various English language newspapers.

Encyclopedia of the American Left

ORNITZ , SAMUEL ( 1890–1957 ) Novelist , screenwriter , and labor and political
activist , Ornitz is most often remembered as one of the “ Hollywood Ten . ” His
wider activity made a most extraordinary link between different generations and ...

Author: Mari Jo Buhle


ISBN: UOM:39015018335086

Category: Communism

Page: 928

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A reference guide to the history of radical and progressive movements in America. More than 600 articles cover key figures, events, issues, organizations, and concepts, including Thomas Paine, Black Panther Party, Emma Goldman, Peace Movements, Students for a Democratic Society.