How to Write Diverse Characters

This book discusses issues of race, disability, sexuality, and transgender people with specific reference to characterization in movies, TV, and novel writing.

Author: Lucy V. Hay

Publisher: Creative Essentials

ISBN: 0857301179

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We're living in a time of unprecedented diversity in produced media content, with more characters appearing who are Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), LGBT, disabled, or from other religions or classes. How to Write Diverse Characters discusses issues of all identities with specific reference to characterisation, not only in movies and TV, but also novel writing. It gives writers the tools to create three dimensional, authentic characters... Who just happen to be diverse.

Writing and Selling Thriller Screenplays

It could also be immensely useful for those generally curious about the genre or looking to learn more' - Film Doctor 'This book should form part of the armoury for any screenplay writers bookshelf' - Stephen Hall Check out Lucy V. Hay's ...

Author: Lucy V. Hay

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781842439722

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Writing and Selling Thriller Screenplays has the lowdown not only on getting your thriller feature script on the page, but getting it in front of producers and investors. From premise to resolution, Lucy V. Hay guides you through the craft of thriller writing, citing classic thrillers such as Psycho, The Shining, The Sixth Sense and Fatal Attraction and lesser-known gems like Red Eye, Desperate Measures, Impostor and Deviation. The book also considers how the screenplay might be sold to investors, looking at high concept ideas, pitching, packaging and the realities of film finance. Lucy V. Hay asks: what is flight vs. fight? What is the difference between horror and thriller? What are the different sub genres of thriller? What part do actors play in film finance? How can limited locations create new opportunities in storytelling and financing? Why is the lone protagonist so in demand? Why are female characters so popular in thriller? And much, much more... 'Really hones in on the specific genre of thrillers with expertise' - Write So Fluid 'A must-read for any writer, producer or director looking to create (or in the process of creating) a thriller production. It could also be immensely useful for those generally curious about the genre or looking to learn more' - Film Doctor 'This book should form part of the armoury for any screenplay writers bookshelf' - Stephen Hall Check out Lucy V. Hay's other screenwriting books: Writing & Selling Drama Screenplays and Writing Diverse Characters for Fiction, Film and TV

Writing and Selling Drama Screenplays

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 ...

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.

Do No Harm

'Well written, engrossing and brilliantly unique' Heat 'Prepare to be surprised' Closer 'A claustrophobic and complex read' Culture Fly 'Sharp, confident writing' Peter James 'Wonderfully layered and gripping' Jendella Benson 'I couldn't ...

Author: L. V. Hay

Publisher:

ISBN: 1912374218

Category: Divorced women

Page: 300

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Till death do us part... After leaving her marriage to jealous, possessive oncologist Maxwell, Lily and her six-year-old son have a second chance at happiness with headteacher Sebastian. Kind but vulnerable, Sebastian is the polar opposite of Maxwell, and the perfect match for Lily. After a whirlwind romance, they marry, and that's when things start to go wrong... Maxwell returns to the scene, determined to win back his family, and events soon spiral out of control. Lily and Sebastian find themselves not only fighting for their relationship, but also their lives... Chilling, dark and terrifying, Do No Harm is a taut psychological thriller and a study of obsession, from one of the most exciting new voices in crime fiction. 'Well written, engrossing and brilliantly unique' Heat 'Prepare to be surprised' Closer 'A claustrophobic and complex read' Culture Fly 'Sharp, confident writing' Peter James 'Wonderfully layered and gripping' Jendella Benson 'I couldn't put it down' Paula Daly 'Propulsive, inventively and purely addictive' Crime by the Book 'Intense and pacy' Mari Hannah 'Wrong-foots you in ALL the best ways' Caz Frear 'Original, daring and emotionally truthful' Paul Burston 'Slick and compulsive' Random Things through My Letterbox 'Crackles with tension' Karen Dionne 'A contemporary thriller with a heart of darkness' Live and Deadly 'Dark, compelling, twisted, thought-provoking and emotional' Chapter in My Life

Finding Truth in Fiction

In short, there continues to be a lot of disappointing news about who we include
in our fictional stories. This is problematic because when we don't see a diverse
array of people represented in movies and TV, or we don't see them ... New Black
and Pose have included strong roles for female leads, including women of color,
as well as depictions of transgender characters. ... As of this writing, Black
Panther surpassed $700 million at the U.S. box office (“2018 Domestic Grosses,”
2018).

Author: Karen E. Dill-Shackleford

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190643607

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

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"Being a fan of a popular film, television or book franchise is something most of us enjoy. But, we may not be familiar with the scientific study of fictional narrative or of fandom. In this book, two media psychologists reveal the sometimes-paradoxical idea that fiction helps us find truth in our real lives. Whether you consider yourself a fan or whether you find yourself thinking of a particular fictional scene for inspiration, you are not alone. Perfectly sane people regularly admit that their favourite stories are important to them. Though journalists sometimes assume that the interest in the fictional world is a sign of trouble, we enthusiastically disagree. Because story worlds are social simulations, people use them to work out their values, decide how to handle similar situations, and even decide what kind of person they want to be. Though films and shows are widely spoken of as diversions or as escapism, there are many ways that they aren't trivial at all to us. In this book, the authors explore how we understand the identity of a favourite character and the actor who plays the character. Are they the same person? We also delve into the nitty gritty of mental models for story worlds and timeless story arcs such as the hero's journey. The moments that strike us as important can change as we age and move through different life stages. Our conclusion: fans are not crazy. What fans are is human"--

Reference Books Bulletin

$69.50 (0-8108-2928-2). ddc oia8noo8 Films are often based on novels, but
sometimes novels are written based on films. ... based on the screenplay of a
movie or TV script and original novels based on the characters, stories, and
settings of a film or TV series. ... "Crime" and "Adventure"; and more diversity in
detectives of various cultures and persuasions, reflecting this situation in the
novels themselves.

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ISBN: IND:30000046783266

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Television Criticism

... re there for the purpose of providing diversity and you ' re trying to write to that
instead of trying to write human beings . ... E30 ) When Michael Crichton wrote
the pilot for ER , he did not specify gender or race for any of the doctor characters
on ... are frequently linked to crime and drugs — and that there is a small number
of diverse characters on fiction television . ... about the representation of African
Americans on television and in film , wrote that he saw on television families such
as ...

Author: Victoria O'Donnell

Publisher: Sage Publications (CA)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123250289

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 261

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Television Criticism presents an original treatment of television criticism with a foundational approach to the nature of criticism, an understanding of the business of television, production background in creating television style, in-depth chapters on storytelling and narrative theories and television genres, the interaction of rhetoric and cultural studies theories, representation, and postmodernism. It presents new and comprehensive guidelines for analysis and criticism, and it has a sample critique of the television program "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."

Fighting for the Future

The majority of science fiction, and indeed film and television more generally, is
predominantly produced by white male writers and directors, ... and gender (non-
male) are used by writers and producers to define characters as Other and even
anomalous – with 'black womanhood' ... Diversity needs to happen not only on
screen but across the industry – diverse stories not only offer representation but
an ...

Author: Sabrina Mittermeier

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781789621761

Category: History

Page: 352

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The first two seasons of Star Trek: Discovery, the newest instalment in the long-running and influential Star Trek franchise, received media and academic attention from the moment they arrived on screen. Discovery makes several key changes to Star Trek's well-known narrative formulae, particularly the use of more serialized storytelling, appealing to audiences' changed viewing habits in the streaming age - and yet the storylines, in their topical nature and the broad range of socio-political issues they engage with, continue in the political vein of the series' megatext. This volume brings together eighteen essays and one interview about the series, with contributions from a variety of disciplines including cultural studies, literary studies, media studies, fandom studies, history and political science. They explore representations of gender, sexuality and race, as well as topics such as shifts in storytelling and depictions of diplomacy. Examining Discovery alongside older entries into the Star Trek canon and tracing emerging continuities and changes, this volume will be an invaluable resource for all those interested in Star Trek and science fiction in the franchise era.

Homosexual Characters in YA Novels

William Greer writing in the New York Times agrees that this new openness
combined with the increased pressure for civil ... 34 The Media Cornell University
psychologist James Maas warns the media that violent acts seen on television or
films can stimulate similar acts in life . ... Plays , books , magazines , even
television shows presented a steady stream of diverse characters , real and
fictional , who ...

Author: Allan A. Cuseo

Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press

ISBN: UOM:39015025297717

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 516

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Analyzes homosexual characters from YA novels published between 1969 and 1982, aiming to assess their literary quality and determine if their image of homosexual characters is negative.

Science Fiction Television Series 1990 2004

I wasn ' t writing it to say this is necessarily the right way for it to end . It ' s just an
... The very special friendships that developed between those diverse characters
really worked . ... She co - starred in the TV film Secret Lives ( 2005 ) . She is ...

Author: Frank Garcia

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015080694303

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 421

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"This is a detailed examination, from creation to cancellation, of 58 science fiction television series produced between 1990 and 2004, from The X-Files to Star Trek (from The Next Generation onward). A chapter on each series includes essential production information; a history of the series; critical commentary; and interviews with the creators, actors, writers and directors"--Provided by publisher.

The Beautiful Lie

which mixes characters from different fictions , ( Princess Leia meets Dracula ) ,
or fictional characters and real life . Fanfic : a . k . a . fan fiction . Stories about
fictional characters from TV , film , novels , etc . , written by fans of those
characters , for love rather than profit ... IDIC : “ Infinite Diversity in Infinite
Combinations ” .

Author: Sheenagh Pugh

Publisher: Seren Books/Poetry Wales PressLtd

ISBN: UOM:39015056817052

Category: Poetry

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Lying and truth-telling are a matter of choice; our innate capacity for mendacity is the source of all story-telling. The title poem sets the thematic tone for this collection which explores the interface between fiction and reality. In "Fanfic", Pugh travels into cyberspace where devoted fans discuss, rewrite and reinvent cult-tv. A second sequence, "Lady Franklin's Man", details the long search for the Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin, his widow's resilience and enduring love shining through in atmospheric recreations of the land-, sea- and mind-scapes of the mid-Victorian era. other poems include a dubious paean to the 'vampires of mercy' and the prize-winning Toast, a heat-soaked homage to young builders golden and melting on hot pavements.

Twentieth century Spanish Fiction Writers

Author: Martha Eulalia Altisent

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: STANFORD:36105120969519

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 484

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Essays on a variety of Spanish authors who shaped the development of Spanish fiction in the twentieth century. Entries focus on the interconnections between life and writing and trace the writers' personal response to the cultural, intellectual and political concerns of the day, as well as to the traditions and literary styles that shaped their imagination. Provides a condensed assessment of the authors' aesthetic and personal preferences as shown through their writings.

Other Twin

A twisty, dark and sexy debut thriller set in the winding lanes and underbelly of Brighton, centring around the social media world, where resentments and accusations are played out, identities made and remade, and there is no such thing as ...

Author: L. V. Hay

Publisher: Orenda Books

ISBN: 9781495627934

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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When India falls to her death from a bridge over a railway, her sister Poppy returns home to Brighton for the first time in years. Unconvinced by official explanations, Poppy begins her own investigation into India's death. But the deeper she digs, the closer she comes to uncovering deeply buried secrets. Could Matthew Temple, the boyfriend she abandoned, be involved? And what of his powerful and wealthy parents, and his twin sister, Ana? Enter the mysterious and ethereal Jenny: the girl Poppy discovers after hacking into India's laptop. What is exactly is she hiding, and what did India find out about her? Taking the reader on a breathless ride through the winding lanes of Brighton, into its vibrant party scene and inside the homes of its well-heeled families, The Other Twin is a startling and up-to-the-minute thriller about the social-media world, where resentments and accusations are played out online, where identities are made and remade, and where there is no such thing as truth.

The Hollywood Reporter

Treatment and character development have already been completed . ... of the
following areas : 1 ) writing for the short film ( fictional narrative , documentary ) ; 2
) television writing ( comedy writing ... The successful candidate must have the
ability to work effectively with faculty , students , and staff from diverse
backgrounds .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132645131

Category: Motion pictures

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Future West

It exists not just in the novel or film but in the diverse ways that it is read and
retold by audiences . ... Critics who complain about thin characters and wooden
writing miss this point - the often self - conscious , playful , and productive
interpretive activity ... Trekkies ” who go to Star Trek conventions , dress up in
series costumes , or learn to speak Klingon ; fans who publish stories on the
Internet based on TV ...

Author: William Henry Katerberg

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082652697

Category: History

Page: 281

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What is the future of the American West? This book look at works of utopian, dystopian, and apocalyptic science fiction to show how narratives of the past and future powerfully shape our understanding of the present-day West.

Why Docudrama

This collection of essays addresses the dominant questions and controversies of the genre.

Author: Alan Rosenthal

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809321874

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 387

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Rosenthal notes that docudrama wields more influence than the documentary and that ""reality-based stories taken from topical journalism are the most popular drama genre on US and British television today"". This collection of essays addresses the dominant questions and controversies of the genre.

American Film

In the Critical Studies Program at USC ' s School of Cinema - Television ,
students learn to recognize and appreciate ... of Lauro Escorel ' s
cinematography un - folded , as the principals came to under - stand the
characters they had been in ... is Randle McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo
' s Nest ; but Jack is more complex , more diverse as Francis . ... and during the
entire time I was at work on the last quarter of a new novel , Quinn ' s Book ,
which I ' d been writing for five years .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015020378561

Category: Motion pictures

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Hispanic Link Weekly Report

... The Search for Diversity , a statistical surveyofethnicity , and gender in the
casting of film , television and commercials . ... Most ill - fated fictional characters
come from the ranks of pa for non - white , women and older writers , and
concludes that ... Among its findings : • In theatrical films , the percentage of
Latino performers hired • White writers account for more than ... The release of
both studies coincided with hearings held in u • Non - white television writers
were earning 33 % less ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059172133243089

Category: Hispanic Americans

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Race gender media

Considering Diversity, Across Audiences, Content, and Producers Rebecca Ann
Lind ... began staging protests about the lack of non - white TV characters and the
corresponding lack of diversity behind the camera . A 1999 survey revealed that
of 839 employed network prime - time writers , only 55 were African American ,
11 Latino , and 3 Asian American ... What other media texts ( TV , film , books , etc
. ) ...

Author: Rebecca Ann Lind

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: UOM:39015078797357

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 363

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Race/Gender/Media contains 43 readings that help readers to think critically about issues of race and gender in the media. The readings address a multitude of topics in three major sections–Production, Content, and Audience–and approach the matter of race and gender in the media from rhetorical, social scientific, and critical/cultural perspectives. The author places a strong emphasis on introducing the material in the book and orienting the reader to the content through overviews, context-specific introductions, and descriptions of each reading.

Contemporary Authors

Other writings including a film script , The Seeking Feet ; a short film , The
Birthday Party ; and writing for a children ' s ... M . F . A . Cooper ' s debut novel ,
Some of the Parts : A Novel , features four very diverse characters who include
Isak ...

Author:

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787678767

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.