The Screenwriter s Roadmap

Neil Landau, a successful Hollywood screenwriter and script doctor with over 2 decades of experience, provides you with 21 Guideposts, that if implemented, will help you nail down your screenplay's story structure, deepen its character arcs ...

Author: Neil Landau

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136071898

Category: Performing Arts

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Finally, a GPS system for screenwriters! The potentially long and arduous journey of writing a screenplay was just made easier to navigate with The Screenwriter's Roadmap. Avoid the wrong turns, dead ends, gaping p(l)otholes, and other obstacles that result in frustration , wasted time, and wasted energy. The Screenwriter's Roadmap keeps you on track and helps you reach your destination- a finished, professional quality screenplay. Neil Landau, a successful Hollywood screenwriter and script doctor with over 2 decades of experience, provides you with 21 Guideposts, that if implemented, will help you nail down your screenplay's story structure, deepen its character arcs, bolster stakes, heighten suspense, and diagnose and repair its potential weaknesses. These Guideposts are based on field-tested, in-the-trenches experiences that have been proven to work. The Guideposts are augmented by interactive exercises, end of chapter "homework" assignments, examples from the latest blockbusters, as well as over 20 interviews with some of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters and directors, including David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel), David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible, Spider-Man, Panic Room, War of the Worlds, Angels & Demons), Melissa Rosenberg (The Twilight Saga: Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Dexter (TV)), and Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Insider, Munich, The Good Shepherd, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close). .

The Screenwriters Taxonomy

Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1 The Need for a Road Map -- PART I Defining the Film -- 2 Movie Types and Supergenres -- 3 ...

Author: Eric Williams

Publisher: Focal Press

ISBN: 1138090395

Category: Motion picture authorship

Page: 180

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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1 The Need for a Road Map -- PART I Defining the Film -- 2 Movie Types and Supergenres -- 3 Macrogenres and Microgenres -- 4 Genre Case Studies -- PART II Refining the Film -- 5 Voice -- 6 Pathway -- 7 Point of View -- 8 Case Studies -- Index

The Screenwriter s Roadmap

“Neil Landau's The Screenwriter's Roadmap is the most circumspect and significant contribution to the ever-burgeoning field of books treating the subject ...

Author: Neil Landau

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136071904

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 204

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Finally, a GPS system for screenwriters! The potentially long and arduous journey of writing a screenplay was just made easier to navigate with The Screenwriter's Roadmap. Avoid the wrong turns, dead ends, gaping p(l)otholes, and other obstacles that result in frustration , wasted time, and wasted energy. The Screenwriter's Roadmap keeps you on track and helps you reach your destination- a finished, professional quality screenplay. Neil Landau, a successful Hollywood screenwriter and script doctor with over 2 decades of experience, provides you with 21 Guideposts, that if implemented, will help you nail down your screenplay's story structure, deepen its character arcs, bolster stakes, heighten suspense, and diagnose and repair its potential weaknesses. These Guideposts are based on field-tested, in-the-trenches experiences that have been proven to work. The Guideposts are augmented by interactive exercises, end of chapter "homework" assignments, examples from the latest blockbusters, as well as over 20 interviews with some of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters and directors, including David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel), David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible, Spider-Man, Panic Room, War of the Worlds, Angels & Demons), Melissa Rosenberg (The Twilight Saga: Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Dexter (TV)), and Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Insider, Munich, The Good Shepherd, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close). .

The TV Showrunner s Roadmap

If you’ve ever dreamed of being in charge of your own network, cable, or web series, then this is the book for you.

Author: Neil Landau

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781134621392

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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If you’ve ever dreamed of being in charge of your own network, cable, or web series, then this is the book for you. The TV Showrunner’s Roadmap provides you with the tools for creating, writing, and managing your own hit show. Combining his 20+ years as a working screenwriter and UCLA professor, Neil Landau expertly guides you through 21 essential insights to the creation of a successful show, and takes you behind the scenes with exclusive and enlightening interviews with showrunners from some of TV’s most lauded series, including: Breaking Bad Homeland Scandal Modern Family The Walking Dead Once Upon a Time Lost House, M.D. Friday Night Lights The Good Wife From conception to final rewrite, The TV Showrunner’s Roadmap is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to create a series that won’t run out of steam after the first few episodes. This groundbreaking guide features a companion website with additional interviews and bonus materials. www.focalpress.com/cw/landau So grab your laptop, dig out that stalled spec script, and buckle up. Welcome to the fast lane.

TV Writing in the Digital Era

Regardless of what new platforms and channels will emerge in the coming years, for creators and writers, the future of entertainment has never looked brighter. This book goes beyond an analysis of what makes great programming work.

Author: Neil Landau

Publisher: Focal Press

ISBN: 1138705713

Category: Art

Page: 303

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TV Writing on Demand: Creating Great Content in the Digital Eratakes a deep dive into writing for today's audiences, against the backdrop of a rapidly-evolving TV ecosystem. Amazon, Hulu and Netflix were just the beginning. The proliferation of everything digital has led to an ever-expanding array of the most authentic and engaging programming that we've ever seen. No longer is there a distinction between broadcast, cable and streaming. It's all content. Regardless of what new platforms and channels will emerge in the coming years, for creators and writers, the future of entertainment has never looked brighter. This book goes beyond an analysis of what makes great programming work. It is a master course in the creation of entertainment that does more than meet the standards of modern audiences--it challenges their expectations. Among other essentials, readers will discover how to: Satisfy the binge viewer: analysis of the new genres, trends and how to make smart initial decisions for strong, sustainable story. Plus, learn from the rebel who reinvented an entire format. Develop iconic characters: how to foster audience alignment and allegiance, from empathy and dialogue to throwing characters off their game, all through the lens of authenticity and relatability. Create a lasting, meaningful career in the evolving TV marketplace: how to overcome trips, traps and tropes, the pros and cons of I.P., use the Show Bible as a sales tool and make the most of the plethora of new opportunities out there.

The Documentary Filmmaker s Roadmap

Sheila Curran Bernard draws attention to tips from the screenwriters David Howard and Ed Mabley in her book Documentary Storytelling.

Author: Maxine Trump

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351628983

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

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The Documentary Filmmaker’s Roadmap is a concise and practical guide to making a feature-length documentary film—from funding to production to distribution, exhibition and marketing. Using her award-winning film Musicwood—a New York Times Critics’ Pick—as a case study, director Maxine Trump guides the reader through the complex lifecycle of the documentary Film. Her interviews with lawyers, funders, distributors, TV executives and festival programmers provide a behind-the-scenes look that will assist readers on their own filmmaking journey. Written from the perspective of a successful documentary filmmaker, the book covers mistakes made and lessons learned, a discussion on the documentary genre, crowdfunding, pre-production through post, test screenings, the festival circuit distribution, legal pitfalls, fair use and more. Perfect for documentary filmmaking students and aspiring filmmakers alike, this book emphasizes the skills needed to succeed in a competitive production market. An appendix includes useful web links for further study, a list of films for recommended viewing and sample release forms. This concise guide is ideal for the classroom or as a quick reference out in the field, at a budget meeting or in the editing room.

TV Writing On Demand

... producer and award-winning screenwriter who runs the Writing for Television program ... 101 Things I Learned in Film School, The Screenwriter's Roadmap ...

Author: Neil Landau

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351784207

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 314

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TV Writing On Demand: Creating Great Content in the Digital Era takes a deep dive into writing for today’s audiences, against the backdrop of a rapidly evolving TV ecosystem. Amazon, Hulu and Netflix were just the beginning. The proliferation of everything digital has led to an ever-expanding array of the most authentic and engaging programming that we’ve ever seen. No longer is there a distinction between broadcast, cable and streaming. It’s all content. Regardless of what new platforms and channels will emerge in the coming years, for creators and writers, the future of entertainment has never looked brighter. This book goes beyond an analysis of what makes great programming work. It is a master course in the creation of entertainment that does more than meet the standards of modern audiences—it challenges their expectations. Among other essentials, readers will discover how to: Satisfy the binge viewer: analysis of the new genres, trends and how to make smart initial decisions for strong, sustainable story. Plus, learn from the rebel who reinvented an entire format. Develop iconic characters: how to foster audience alignment and allegiance, from empathy and dialogue to throwing characters off their game, all through the lens of authenticity and relatability. Create a lasting, meaningful career in the evolving TV marketplace: how to overcome trips, traps and tropes, the pros and cons of I.P.; use the Show Bible as a sales tool and make the most of the plethora of new opportunities out there. A companion website offers additional content including script excerpts, show bible samples, interviews with television content creators, and more.

TV Outside the Box

... producer, and award-winning screenwriter who runs the Writing for Television program in ... The Screenwriter's Roadmap, and The TV Showrunner's Roadmap.

Author: Neil Landau

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317439721

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 456

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TV Outside the Box: Trailblazing in the Digital Television Revolution explores the new and exploding universe of on-demand, OTT (Over the Top) networks: Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Crackle, CW Seed, Vimeo, AwesomenessTV, and many more. Featuring in-depth conversations with game-changing content creators, industry mavericks, and leading cultural influencers, TV Outside the Box is essential reading for anyone interested in the dynamics of a global media revolution – while it’s happening. Readers will discover: How the new "disruptors" of traditional television models are shaping the future of the television and feature film business. You’ll hear directly from the visionaries behind it all – from concept genesis to predictions for the future of streaming platforms; their strategies for acquisitions and development of new original content; and how the revolution is providing unprecedented opportunities for both established and emerging talent. What’s different about storytelling for the progressive, risk-taking networks who are delivering provocative, groundbreaking, binge-worthy content, without the restraints of the traditional, advertiser-supported programming model. Through interviews with the showrunners, content creators, and producers of dozens of trailblazing series – including Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards, Transparent, and many more – you’ll learn how and why the best and the brightest TV content creators and filmmakers are defining the new digital entertainment age – and how you can, too.

The Ultimate Roadmap

The information here is GOLD for the first time screenwriter.

Author: Lynn Santer

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1494842963

Category: Education

Page: 44

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It is often said that who can do and those who can't teach. Up front I do not have a produced Hollywood blockbuster screenplay HOWEVER I have worked with the best in the best in the business, I have attended every class, pitch fest and film festival you can imagine, I've had my screenplays optioned from Pinewood Studios UK to Hollywood, I have WON major international short film fests and even the coveted Moondance Film Festival for best screenplay and as result I have learned all the tips and tricks of the trade. More importantly I have telescoped the vast wealth of knowledge accumulated from mixing and mingling with the good and the great of the Show Biz world and compiled the RULES of screenplay writing into this easily consumable roadmap for the first time writer to use as a launching pad. The information here is GOLD for the first time screenwriter.

Video Production Techniques

Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting. New York: Bantam Dell. Landau, N. (2013). The Screenwriter's Roadmap: 21 Ways to Jumpstart Your Story.

Author: Donald L Diefenbach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351051682

Category: Art

Page: 308

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Video Production Techniques is an essential guide to the art and craft of video production. It introduces students to the theoretical foundations as well as the practical skills needed to make a successful video project. The opening chapter introduces the reader to the language of motion pictures and sets the stage for effective visual storytelling. Unit I guides students through the theory, techniques, and processes of writing, shooting, and editing video productions. Unit II expands on these basic principles to explore the crafts of sound recording/design, lighting, and directing. Unit III surveys the industries, formats, and methods for creating fiction and nonfiction programs. The final unit of the text examines options for distribution and career opportunities in video production. Newly updated and revised, the second edition of Video Production Techniques unifies theory and practice for instructors and students. It is a great tool for use in introductory-level video production courses and for the independent learner. The accompanying companion website features instructor resources including a sample syllabus, quiz bank, sample assignments, and PowerPoint slides for each chapter, alongside illustrative video demonstrations for students.

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.

Grammar of the Shot

... 2005) The Screenwriter's Roadmap 21 Ways to Jumpstart Your Story By Neil Landau (Focal Press, 2012) Directing Film Techniques and Aesthetics, ...

Author: Christopher J. Bowen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136058547

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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Tell effective visual stories by utilizing the "grammar of film and video with this elegant, modular reference. See what you absolutely need to know to put together your own film or video, shot by shot. Whether you're just learning how to frame a shot or simply looking for a refresher, Grammar of the Shot gives you a toolkit to help you build a successful visual story that flows smoothly. Understand the basic building blocks essential for successful shot lighting, screen direction, 3D elements, camera movement, and many general practices that make for richer, multi-layered visuals. Expand your visual vocabulary and help jumpstart your career in film and video. Get ample examples and further instruction on the new companion website. Designed as an easy-to-use reference, Grammar of the Shot presents each topic succinctly with clear photographs and diagrams illustrating the key concepts. Simple and easy to use, Grammar of the Shot is a staple of any filmmaker's library.

Screenwriting for Neurotics

With an emphasis on helping a writer not just to begin, but also to finish a script, Screenwriting for Neurotics is the screenwriting book to help you actually write one.

Author: Scott Winfield Sublett

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609382766

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

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Screenwriting for Neurotics is a quirky and accessible handbook for beginning screenwriters. Whether you are a student in a screenwriting class or just someone who wants to try their hand at writing for film or television, this handy guidebook makes the entire process simple and unintimidating. Scott Winfield Sublett, a veteran screenwriter and screenwriting teacher, walks you step by step from start to finish and helps you navigate potential and unforeseen difficulties along the way, offering handy tips and suggestions to keep you from becoming blocked or stalled. Rather than throwing you into the writing process headfirst, Sublett guides you through the various decisions you need to make—about plot, character, structure, conflict—in the order you need to make them. He explains in straightforward terms the terminology and jargon, the theory and industry standards, and dispels common myths about screenwriting that can discourage or hold back a beginning writer. Balancing theory and practice and offering valuable and insightful examples from recognizable and well-known classic and contemporary films, ranging from Casablanca to A Christmas Story to Clerks, Sublett provides the new writer with the necessary tools to successfully write a feature-length screenplay and offers a roadmap of where to go next. With an emphasis on helping a writer not just to begin, but also to finish a script, Screenwriting for Neurotics is the screenwriting book to help you actually write one.

Screenplay

Developed over several years and plenty of research, it's never been easier to tell your story via screenplay! In this Volume Sample Call Sheets why they are an invaluable tool to produce your screenplay. Joe Carlin

Author: Joseph Carlin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798556585058

Category:

Page: 124

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There has never been a better time to write your screenplay! This series not only makes it possible but extremely easy. Included with every Volume is a Free Road Map that gets you from Fade in to Fade out!An Original Feature Film Length Screenplay contained in each Volume!!! Volume 6 Screenplay: Genuine Risk ©2009(R)It was the beginning of the end for the street numbers racket, but the bookies wouldn't go down without a fight. How much do you owe Finnegan?"Included with every Volume is the Screenplay ROADMAP that gets you from start to finish! Developed over several years and plenty of research, it's never been easier to tell your story via screenplay! In this Volume Sample Call Sheets why they are an invaluable tool to produce your screenplay. Joe Carlin

Screenplay

There has never been a better time to write your screenplay! This series not only makes it possible but extremely easy. Included with every Volume is a Free Road Map that gets you from Fade in to Fade out!

Author: Joseph Carlin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798555575760

Category:

Page: 148

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There has never been a better time to write your screenplay! This series not only makes it possible but extremely easy. Included with every Volume is a Free Road Map that gets you from Fade in to Fade out! An Original Feature Film Length Screenplay contained in each Volume!!! Volume 3 Screenplay: Shift © 2010(PG-13)A one-time drag racing champ must find a way to win again to save his home, his family and special needs son. Win or lose it all, 1 race." "Included with every Volume is the Screenplay ROADMAP that gets you from start to finish! Developed over several years and plenty of research, it's never been easier to tell your story via screenplay! Expanded discussion on Write What You Know included in this Volume! Joe Carlin

Digital Filmmaking 101

There's just no room your digital movie , in your shooting schedule , or in your budget . in Analogy # 2 : Your screenplay is your roadmap .

Author: Dale Newton

Publisher:

ISBN: 0941188337

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 283

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An essential guide to producing low-budget movies. Reveals the secrets of making professional-quality digital moviemaking on ultra-low budgets: (1) Digital video equipment, personal computers, and software for filmmakers; (2) Scripting; (3) Casting; (4) Production; (5) Distribution; (6) Cost cutting techniques; (7) Production techniques; (8) Guerrilla filmmaking; (9) Working the Film Festival circuit; and (10) Jump starting your film career and much more ...

Screenplay

Developed over several years and plenty of research, it's never been easier to tell your story via screenplay! In this Volume a Sample Query Letter and 1 Page Synopsis! A very useful tool! Joe Carlin

Author: Joseph Carlin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798555900951

Category:

Page: 116

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There has never been a better time to write your screenplay! This series not only makes it possible but extremely easy. Included with every Volume is a Free Road Map that gets you from Fade in to Fade out!An Original Feature Film Length Screenplay contained in each Volume!!! Volume 4 Screenplay: Sweetsie: Zombie Killer © 2014(PG-13)In a post apocalyptic world Zombies rule. It's up to Sweetsie to save the rest of us! "Included with every Volume is the Screenplay ROADMAP that gets you from start to finish! Developed over several years and plenty of research, it's never been easier to tell your story via screenplay! In this Volume a Sample Query Letter and 1 Page Synopsis! A very useful tool! Joe Carlin

Roadmap to the California High School Exit Exam English

Which specific details and facts in the essay can help you explain the author's purpose for writing about New York screenwriters in Hollywood ?

Author: Princeton Review (Firm)

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 0375762906

Category: Study Aids

Page: 304

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If Students Need to Know It, It’s in This Book This book develops the English and reading comprehension skills of 10th graders. It fosters skill mastery that helps them succeed both in school and on the California High School Exit Exam. Why The Princeton Review? We have more than 20 years of experience helping students master the skills needed to excel on standardized tests. Each year we help more than 2 million students score higher and earn better grades. We Know the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) Our experts at The Princeton Review have analyzed the CAHSEE, and this book provides the most up-to-date, thoroughly researched practice possible. We break down the test into its individual skills to familiarize students with the test’s structure while increasing their overall skill level. We Get Results We know what it takes to succeed in the classroom and on tests. This book includes strategies that are proven to improve student performance. We provide ·Content review based on California standards and objectives ·Detailed lessons, complete with skill-specific activities ·2 complete practice CAHSEE English—Language Arts tests For more information about our other test-preparation products for school and home, call 1-800-Review-2 or visit k12.princetonreview.com.