Writing and Selling Romantic Comedy Screenplays

Moving away from rigid and limited definitions that have evolved out of mainstream genre films, the book embraces a working definition that crosses cultural and national boundaries to give screenwriters around the world a truly ...

Author: Craig Batty

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781843441113

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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What happens when 'happy ever after' isn't quite so simple? Today's attitudes to love and romance are as varied and diverse as individuals, and audiences want and need more sophisticated, authentic films that show how we live and love now. So what does this mean for the screenwriter developing a romcom? And how do they write heart-warming stories for a genre that is constantly evolving, from bromcom to zomcom to famcom? Writing and Selling Romantic Comedy Screenplays offers a fresh approach to creating narratives for this ever-changing genre. Moving away from rigid and limited definitions that have evolved out of mainstream genre films, the book embraces a working definition that crosses cultural and national boundaries to give screenwriters around the world a truly international perspective on writing comedic love stories. It will be the first screenwriting guide to reflect the diversity of approaches in today's films that deal with the human need for emotional and physical intimacy using humour - the contemporary romantic comedy.

Writing the Romantic Comedy

Writing the Romantic Comedy features case studies drawn from beloved romantic comedies such as When Harry Met Sally, Annie Hall, Tootsie, and The Lady Eve, as well as field-tested writing exercises guaranteed to short-circuit potential ...

Author: Billy Mernit

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060935030

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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From the slapstick shenanigans of Hepburn and Grant in Bringing Up Baby to the sexy repartee of Shakespeare in Love, romantic comedies have delighted filmgoers -- and challenged screenwriters -- since Hollywood's Golden Age. Whether you're a first time screenwriter, or an intermediate marooned in the rewriting process, this thoroughly charming and insightful guide to the basics of crafting a winning script will take you step by step from "cute meet" all the way to "joyous defeat." You'll learn the screenwriting secrets behind some of the funniest scenes ever written; how to create characters and dialogue that set the sparks flying; why some bedroom scenes sizzle and others fall flat; and much more. Writing the Romantic Comedy features case studies drawn from beloved romantic comedies such as When Harry Met Sally, Annie Hall, Tootsie, and The Lady Eve, as well as field-tested writing exercises guaranteed to short-circuit potential mistakes and ensure inspiration.

Genre Screenwriting

How to Write Popular Screenplays That Sell Stephen V. Duncan. Origins of Romantic Comedy 157 Popular Romantic Comedy Sub-Genres 158 To Be Young, Gifted & in Love 159 Hollywood's Fascination with Romantic Comedy 160 Figure 6.3: Top Box ...

Author: Stephen V. Duncan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501305931

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.

Writing and Selling Drama Screenplays

Characterisation is important in all screenwriting, obviously, but arguablyit'smost important in drama screenplays ... Writing and Selling Beautiful Thing In the latenineties, the UK was known for romantic comedy and hard hittingdrama.

Author: Lucy V. Hay

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781843444138

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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It may be drama features that win the most awards and kudos from critics, but in the current marketplace you're unlikely to sell a drama screenplay in the way you would a genre script. Breaking down the nuts and bolts of what differentiates drama from genre, Writing and Selling Drama Screenplays will consider questions such as: What is 'emotional truth'? What separates stereotypical and authentic characters? What are the different types of drama feature screenplay? How do we make these films, when there's 'no money'? What are the distribution opportunities for dramas? Exploring the ways in which drama and authenticity work, it will empower screenwriters to make their own story and character choices, so they can write and also help to package, finance and even make their own drama features. Writing and Selling Drama Screenplays will include detailed case studies of produced dramas made on both shoestring and bigger budgets, and industry insights from their writers, directors and producers. It looks in-depth at Scottish BAFTA-winning Night People, the iconic coming out movie Beautiful Thing, the touching New Orleans drama Hours, starring the late Paul Walker, and the ambitious true story of Saving Mr Banks, based on the battle of wills between Mary Poppins author PL Travers and Walt Disney himself. It will also discuss films such as Brokeback Mountain, American Beauty, The King's Speech, Juno, Erin Brockovich, Changeling and Girl, Interrupted.

Genre and Contemporary Hollywood

Billy Mernit, Writing the Romantic Comedy: The Art and Craft of Writing Screenplays that Sell (New York: HarperResource, 2000), p. 12. Mernit has worked as a playwright, screenwriter and songwriter, and was a script consultant and story ...

Author: Steve Neale

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838715908

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

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This wide-ranging text is one of the first to look in detail at some of the principal genres, cycles and trends in Hollywood's output during the last two decades. It includes analysis of such films as Sense and Sensibility, Grifters, The Mask, When Harry Met Sally, Pocahontas, Titanic, Basic Instinct, Coppola's Dracula, and Malcolm X.

Nancy Meyers

Jacey, Helen and Batty, Craig (2014) Writing and Selling Romantic Comedy Screenplays , Harpenden: Oldcastle Books Group. Jacobs, Matthew (2015) "With The Intern, Nancy Meyers and Robert De Niro Showcase a Fresh Kind of Hollywood ...

Author: Deborah Jermyn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781628921762

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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Nancy Meyers is acknowledged as the most commercially successful woman filmmaker of all time, described by Daphne Merkin in The New York Times on the release of It's Complicated as "a singular figure in Hollywood – [she] may, in fact, be the most powerful female writer-director-producer currently working". Yet Meyers remains a director who, alongside being widely dismissed by critics, has been largely absent in scholarly accounts both of contemporary Hollywood cinema, and of feminism and film. Despite Meyers' impressive track record for turning a profit (including the biggest box-office return ever achieved by a woman filmmaker at that timefor What Women Want in 2000), and a multifaceted career as a writer/producer/director dating back to her co-writing Private Benjamin in 1980, Meyers has been oddly neglected by Film Studies to date. Including Nancy Meyers in the Bloomsbury Companions to Contemporary Filmmakers rectifies this omission, giving her the kind of detailed consideration and recognition she warrants and exploring how, notwithstanding the challenges authorship holds for feminist film studies, Meyers can be situated as a skilled 'auteur'. This book proposes that Meyers' box-office success, the consistency of style and theme across her films, and the breadth of her body of work as a writer/producer/director across more than three decades at the forefront of Hollywood, (thus importantly bridging the second/third waves of feminism) make her a key contemporary US filmmaker. Structured to meet the needs of both the student and scholar, Jermyn's volume situates Meyers within this historical and critical context, exploring the distinctive qualities of her body of work, the reasons behind the pervasive resistance to it and new ways of understanding her films.

The Way Hollywood Tells it

For histories of the writer in the studio system,see Richard Fine,Hollywood and the Profession of Authorship ... Billy Mernit,Writing the Romantic Comedy:From “Cute Meet” to “Joyous Defeat”: How to Write Screenplays That Sell (New York: ...

Author: David Bordwell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520232273

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 298

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Includes information on Woody Allen, Robert Altman, Asian films, Brian de Plama, European cinema, Alfred Hitchcock, Hong Kong films, Sam Peckinpah, Arthur Penn, Otto Preminger, Brett Ratner, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, Orson Welles, American Graffiti, At Long Last Love, A Beautiful Mind, Bonnie and Clyde, Chinatown, Citizen Kane, The Godfather, Jaws, Jerry Maguire, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Matrix trilogy, Memento, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Sixth Sense, Star Wars series, Two Weeks Notice, arcing shots, axis of action, black and white footage, camera movement, characterization, climax, close ups, comedies, complicating action, cutting, dialogue hook, directors, editing, energy, epilogue, establishing shots, fantasy, film noir, flashbacks, following shots, foreshadowing, four part structure, framing, handheld shots, heroes, horror, hyperclassical construction, independent films, innovation, intensified continuity, intercutting, long lens, long takes, low budget films, montage sequences, motifs, multiple camera shooting, narrative, over the shoulder shots, overt narration, plot, postclassical cinema, protagonists, puzzle films, rapid cutting, reverse order plotting, romantic comedy, science fiction, set up, shots, singles, soundtracks, special effects, Stedicam, story development, studio era, television, thrillers, time, tracking shots, video, violence, visceral effects, visual style, wide angle lens, wide screen, wipe by cuts, wipes, etc.

How to Write a Selling Screenplay

A romantic comedy, a thriller. a western, sci-ii, or horror? Include a logline about your movie. 3. Your logline is crucial. It has to be fresh, incisive, and dynamic enough for the agent to want to see the script.

Author: Christopher Keane

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780307567741

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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Christopher Keane has spent 20 years in the business, learning the truths--and the tricks--of writing a selling screenplay. In How to Write a Selling Screenplay, he takes writers through the entire process, from developing a story to finding the best agent. Using an annotated version of an often-optioned screenplay of his own, and citing examples from movies ranging from Casablanca and Lethal Weapon to Sling Blade and The English Patient, he discusses how to create three-dimensional characters, find a compelling story, build an airtight plot structure, fine-tune dialogue, and much more. Keane's tips on the difference between writing for film and television, as well as his advice on dealing with Hollywood movers and shakers, make this an essential companion for people writing their first--or their fortieth--screenplay. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Writing Screenplays That Sell

Books, magazines such as Creative Screenwriting andScr(i)pt, the trade papers (Variety and the Hollywood ... Let's say you've written a kind of quirky romantic comedy, similar in tone, style, and/or budget to (500) Days of Summer.

Author: Michael Hauge

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408174463

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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"No one is better than Michael Hauge at finding what is most authentic in every moment of a story...." Will Smith, actor "In the field of teaching screenwriting, Michael Hauge is indeed a master." The Freelance Screenwriter's Forum A bestseller for 20 years, Hauge's unique 'six step' approach to screenwriting cuts through nonsense, striking the perfect balance between commercial advice, artistic encouragement and lucid examples from hundreds of great films. Never losing sight of the fundamental purpose of a script: emotional impact, Hauge's engaging and inspiring book takes you on a journey through story concept, character development, theme, structure and scenes. Screenwriting is an art, but Hague's book is unashamedly commercial with advice on how to submit a manuscript, select an agent and market yourself. Updates to this edition include a new, masterful analysis of Avatar's script, new scripts examples, a new chapter on breaking the rules - succussful scripts that don't follow the traditional Hollywood model and online marketing tools for screenwriters.

Film An International Bibliography

Appendices: Bibliography, graduate screenwriting programs, formating and storyboarding software, glossary, index et al. Mernit, Billy: Writing the Romantic Comedy. The Art and Craft of Writing Screenplays that Sell.

Author: Malte Hagener

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783476036865

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 479

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Kommentierte Bibliografie. Sie gibt Wissenschaftlern, Studierenden und Journalisten zuverlässig Auskunft über rund 6000 internationale Veröffentlichungen zum Thema Film und Medien. Die vorgestellten Rubriken reichen von Nachschlagewerk über Filmgeschichte bis hin zu Fernsehen, Video, Multimedia.

Selling a Screenplay

“He told me what I already knew: to start a career I needed a writing sample, a script that would not necessarily sell ... And having those two roles implies that it's got to be a love story, or a romantic comedy, or at least something ...

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780307570642

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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- Breaks Down the Business of Screenwriting - Explains What the Buyer Looks For - Shows You What to Do to Get in the Door - Tackles the Pitching Process - Provides Personal Insights from Famous Screenwriters Everybody has a story to tell. Everybody wants to write the great American screenplay. But what do you do after it’s written? How do you sell it? Studio honchos. Development Executives. Independent Producers. What do they want? Do you need an agent or manager to get it into production? Selling a screenplay can mean earning $250,000 or more, so competition is fierce. Syd Field gives you an insider’s look at the movie and TV industry, packed with essential tips from the pros. Selling a Screenplay is a must-have guide for every screenwriter, filled with frank real-life advice from Hollywood’s most powerful deal makers and most celebrated screenwriters. They all started somewhere.

Genre Screenwriting

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 ...

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.

The Only Writing Series You ll Ever Need Screenwriting

The script has a star driven, male protagonist, as did Liar Liar. This is an important selling point. Although it is suggested that Edward finds love and there is a romantic aspect to the script, this is not a romantic comedy.

Author: Madeline Dimaggio

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 9781598692884

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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The insider info you need! Writing scripts for the big screen takes more than a big idea--it requires passion, perseverance, and insider know-how. The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need: Screenwriting is your go-to resource for mastering the complete screenwriting process. Taking you step by step from idea to deal, you'll learn how to: Write a sellable script Create real and credible dialog Find an agent and market the script the right way Edit and revise--over and over and over again Live the life of a full-time screenwriter Ideal for those writers who want to perfect their craft and shop their script around, The Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need: Screenwriting is your break into this exciting career!

Selling Yourself As A Scriptwriter in Hollywood

A 12-Step Marketing Plan for New & Used Screenwriters Peter Smith ... A paid writing assignment originated by a producer or a studio. ... Genre—The type of storyline—romantic comedy, action adventure, slasher/thriller, sci-f1, etc.

Author: Peter W. Smith

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595188284

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 223

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AS A NEW SCREENWRITER, WHERE DO YOU START? Selling Yourself as a Scriptwriter in Hollywood is your most important resource as you begin your career as a professional screenwriter. LEARN THE HOLLYWOOD LITERARY MARKETPLACE New screenwriters need to learn the playing field before getting into the game. ABOVE ALL ELSE YOU MUST LOOK PROFESSIONAL This easy-to-read manual teaches new screenwriters state-of-the-art spec script format and selling techniques. LEARN PROFESSIONAL TRICKS-OF-THE-TRADE Many of the tools needed by new screenwriters are readily available—if you know where to find them. BE AWARE OF THE DOs AND THE DON’Ts No-nonsense warning of the common and not-so-common mistakes made by new screenwriters. GETTING YOUR SCREENPLAY KNOWN IN HOLLYWOOD After your screenplay is finished, learn how to uncover potential buyers and how to access reputable agents. A PRODUCER OR AGENT WANTS TO READ YOUR SCRIPT What should you send? What shouldn't you send? Learn how to create an effective submission package. SCREENWRITING CONTESTS & FELLOWSHIPS Are they useful? Which ones are best? There are some great opportunities offered by Hollywood’s major players. The Peterbrook Series

The Complete Guide to Writing a Successful Screenplay

Everything You Need to Know to Write and Sell a Winning Script Melissa Samaroo ... You might think that there is no message; it is just a chick flick, a romantic comedy, some light entertainment that does not preach any message.

Author: Melissa Samaroo

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781601386076

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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The Complete Guide to Writing A Successful Screenplay outlines time saving tools to hone your writing, so you can attract Hollywood agents and producers. You will discover how to create (and stick to) a timeline and deadline, whether writing your screenplay is a full- or part-time job. Writing and pitching a screenplay is nothing like writing a novel, and this book presents screenplay-specific information vital for any aspiring film writer. This book discusses how to write great openings and endings the vital elements of a successful screenplay (and eventually movie) and how to create characters that grow and evolve as the plot thickens. One of the hardest parts of writing a screenplay is developing a solid dialogue, and this book takes you through, step-by-step, how to fine-tune your characters dialogue so it is not only believable but also well-written. Once your script is polished and perfect, you will need to pitch it to the public, and this book shows you how. You will grasp how to write a compelling query letter that is specifically geared to what agents are looking for, so your chances of getting represented are increased. Veteran screenwriters, television and film producers, agents, and directors have been interviewed for this book, and their experiences are showcased here, giving you their insider secrets on how to best write and sell your script. This book also contains an extensive resource section of production companies that are eager to receive and package your script, including the genre they are looking for, so you know exactly who to contact. If you are eager to jump into Hollywood as the next big thing in screenwriting, The Complete Guide to Writing A Successful Screenplay will help you get there. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Screenwriting

Romance. There aren't enough good romances around, so if you can write a good “date movie,” you're in luck. Just don't flinch when someone calls it a “chick flick.” Great recent examples are As Good as It Gets, Pretty Woman, ...

Author: Skip Press

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101199039

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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This guide is for anyone who has ever thought of screenwriting. Written by someone who has "been there, done that," and lived to tell the tale, it reveals the most popular genres, explains how stories need to be structured for feature films and TV movies, offers the freshest look at workshops and online classes, and disusses how to set up a step-by-step path to success.

Bring the Funny

But if you love the craft of comedy screenwriting, you won't let that stop you. ... settling into years of spec-writing in Los Angeles coffee shops until hopefully selling a screenplay—is now only one of the possible paths to success.

Author: Greg DePaul

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317399810

Category: Art

Page: 222

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A sharp, funny book about comedy screenwriting from a successful screenwriter that uses recent – as in this century – movies you've actually seen as examples. Greg DePaul (Screenwriter, Bride Wars, Saving Silverman) has sold scripts to Miramax, Fox, Disney, New Line, Sony, MGM and Village Roadshow. He's worked with comedy stars like Jack Black, Kate Hudson, Jason Biggs and Amanda Peet. Now Greg takes everything he knows about writing comedy and breaking into the biz, tosses it into a blender and serves up this tasty, fat-free smoothie of a book that’s easy to read, brutally honest, and straight from the heart ... of Hollywood. Bring the Funny is chock full o' tricks, strategies and insider terms used by successful comedy screenwriters, including: Comic Justice Wrylies Genre-Bending Shadow Characters The BDR's The Two-Hander The Conceit Comedic Escalation Gapping A.I.C. Fish Outta Water The Idea Factory Really Important Comedy Screenwriting Rules Number 99 and 100 If you're looking to write funnier and better screenplays, you want this book. But if you're ready to pack up your car, drive out to L.A., and dive into a career as a comedy screenwriter, you need this book. Now. Buy it, jam it into your pocket, and hit the gas. Greg's got your back.

How to Write It How to Sell It

When he began writing screenplays, he remained in thefield of intelligent comedy, ina version ofthegenre Icall “wit with pratfalls.” For a romantic comedy titled Hillerman Faces North,the pitchwas: Jack Hillerman, a Hellraising, ...

Author: Linda Palmer

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466828667

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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As a producer and successful screenwriter, Linda Palmer knows all of Hollywood's trade secrets--and in How to Write It, How to Sell It, she shares them all. Linda Palmer knows that even in closed-door Hollywood, if your screenplay snags the interest of a producer, it doesn't matter who you are--you're in. The trick is getting your screenplay into the producer's hands. As a former vice president of production at Tristar Pictures and a credited screenwriter, Linda Palmer has a unique understanding of both sides of Hollywood's desk. In How to Write It, How to Sell It, she shares her knowledge with aspiring screenwriters, and she does so with the same charm the students of her popular UCLA Extension class have come to love and depend on. Straightforward and personable, Palmer uses the movies she loves to illustrate discussions of plot, structure, and character. From the layout of the page to the pitch to tips on sneaking by Hollywood's notorious readers, Palmer explains the business of show business as only one who knows it from the inside can.

The Multi Protagonist Film

Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting. New York: Regan Books. ... Writing the Romantic Comedy: How to Write Screenplays that Sell. ... Me and You and Memento and Fargo: How Independent Scripts Work.

Author: María del Mar Azcona

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444351903

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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The Multi-Protagonist Film is an insightful and provocative introduction to this important new genre. Explores the origins and history of one of the most exciting new developments in contemporary film worldwide Guides readers through the genre’s central characteristics and conventions, as well as it's evolution and cultural relevance Provides a theoretical framework that is developed through the analysis several films, including Grand Hotel, Singles, American Pie, Short Cuts, and Syriana. Reveals the duality of the genre's contemporary preoccupations: the impact of globalization on human lives versus the current state of intimate affairs, the crisis of marriage, and the proliferation of sexual choices

Raindance Writers Lab

Write + Sell the Hot Screenplay Elliot Grove ... Hollywood prefers genre mixes, like romantic comedy, sci-fi horror and thriller love. The Screenwriter and Creativity Have you ever walked down the. 17 The Life of a Screenwriter ...

Author: Elliot Grove

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136055690

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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If you're looking for a straightforward, practical, no-nonsense guide to scriptwriting that will hold your hand right the way through the process, read on! The Raindance Writers' Lab guides you through the tools that enable you to execute a strong treatment for a feature and be well on the way to the first draft of your script. Written by the creator of the Raindance Film Festival himself, Elliot Grove uses a hands-on approach to screenwriting based on his many years of experience teaching the subject for Raindance training. He uses step-by-step processes illustrated with diagrams and charts to lend a visual structure to the teaching. Techniques are related to real-life examples throughout, from low budget to blockbuster films. The Companion Website contains interviews with British writers and directors as well as a handy series of legal contracts, video clips and writing exercises. In this brand new 2nd edition, Grove expands on his story structure theory, as well as how to write for the internet and short films. The website also contains sample scripts and legal contracts, a writing exercise illustrated with a video clip, a folder full of useful hyperlinks for research, and a demo version of Final Draft screenwriting software.