The Screenwriter s Roadmap

The potentially long and arduous journey of writing a screenplay was just made easier to navigate with The Screenwriter's Roadmap. This book keeps you on track and helps you to write a finished, professional quality screenplay.

Author: Neil Landau

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240820606

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 330

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The potentially long and arduous journey of writing a screenplay was just made easier to navigate with The Screenwriter's Roadmap. This book keeps you on track and helps you to write a finished, professional quality screenplay. Neil Landau provides you with 21 Guideposts that 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. The Guideposts are augmented by interactive exercises, end of chapter homework assignments, examples from the latest blockbusters and over 20 interviews with some of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters and directors.

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 that I have seen in years. Using clear, engaging language he gets to the root of ...

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. The TV Showrunner's Roadmap provides you with the tools for creating, writing, and managing your own hit show.

Author: Neil Landau

Publisher: Focal Press

ISBN: 1138127922

Category:

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 Roadmapprovides 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 Roadmapis 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.

The Screenwriter s Roadmap

The Screenwriter's Roadmap keeps you on track and helps you reach your destination- a finished, professional quality screenplay.

Author: Neil Landau

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1153405699

Category: Motion picture authorship

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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

21 Navigational Tips for Screenwriters to Create and Sustain a Hit TV Series Neil Landau. 101 Things I Learned in Film School with Matthew Frederick Grand Central Press, 2010 The Screenwriter's Roadmap: 21 Ways to Jumpstart Your Story ...

Author: Neil Landau

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781134621392

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 331

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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.

The Screenwriters Taxonomy

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Author: Eric Williams

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351610667

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 180

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In The Screenwriters Taxonomy, award-winning screenwriter and educator Eric R. Williams offers a new collaborative approach for creative storytellers to recognize, discuss and reinvent storytelling paradigms. Williams presents seven different aspects of storytelling that can be applied to any fictional narrative film—from super genre, macrogenre and microgenre to voice and point of view—allowing writers to analyze existing films and innovate on these structures in their own stories. Moving beyond film theory, Williams describes how this roadmap for creative decision making can relate to classics like Sunset Boulevard, The Wizard of Oz and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid as well as such diverse modern favorites like 12 Years a Slave, Anomalisa and Shrek.

TV Writing On Demand

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: 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

Neil Landau is a bestselling author, producer, and award-winning screenwriter who runs the Writing for Television ... the The TV Showrunner's Roadmap (Focal Press, 2014); The Screenwriter's Roadmap (Focal Press, 2012); and 101 Things I ...

Author: Neil Landau

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317439714

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 470

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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 Screenwriter s Workbook

The paradigm is a roadmap of your screenplay. You can get off the main highway and go exploring and if you get lost or confused and don't know where you are or where you're going, go back to the paradigm; if need be, choose a new Plot ...

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780307497727

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 978

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At last! The classic screenwriting workbook—now completely revised and updated—from the celebrated lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author, Syd Field: “the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world”* No one knows more about screenwriting than Syd Field—and now the ultimate Hollywood insider shares his secrets and expertise, completely updating his bestselling workbook for a new generation of screenwriters. Filled with new material—including fresh insights and anecdotes from the author and analyses of films from Pulp Fiction to Brokeback Mountain—The Screenwriter’s Workbook is your very own hands-on workshop, the book that allows you to participate in the processes that have made Syd Field’s workshops invaluable to beginners and working professionals alike. Follow this workbook through to the finish, and you’ll end up with a complete and salable script! Learn how to:• Define the idea on which your script will be built• Create the model—the paradigm—that professionals use• Bring your characters to life• Write dialogue like a pro• Structure your screenplay for success from the crucial first pages to the final actHere are systematic instructions, easy-to-follow exercises, a clear explanation of screenwriting basics, and expert advice at every turn—all the moment-to-moment, line-by-line help you need to transform your initial idea into a professional screenplay that’s earmarked for success.The Perfect Companion Volume to Syd Field’s Revised and Updated Edition of Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting*Hollywood Reporter

Video Production Techniques

Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing. Field, S. (2005). Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting. New York: Bantam Dell. Landau, N. (2013). The Screenwriter's Roadmap: 21 Ways to Jumpstart Your Story. Burlington, MA: Focal Press.

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.