Writing Diverse Characters For Fiction TV or Film

... there are many other characters who are not well represented, or excluded altogether. In other words, we must not get complacent. Novels, TV and films are the most diverse they have ever been, but writers, filmmakers and creators ...

Author: Lucy V. Hay

Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780857301185

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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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), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT), disabled, or from other religions or classes. What's more, these characters are increasingly appearing in genre pieces, accessible to the mainstream, instead of being hidden away in so-called 'worthier' pieces, as in the past. How to Write Diverse Characters discusses issues of race, disability, sexuality and transgender people with specific reference to characterisation - not only in movies and TV, but also novel writing. Taking in blockbuster movies such as Mad Max Fury Road, Russell T Davies' ground-breaking TV series Cucumber and and the controversial novel Gone Girl, the book explores: - How character role function really works - What is the difference between stereotype and archetype? - Why 'trope' does not mean what Twitter and Tumblr think it means - How the burden of casting affects both box office and audience perception - Why diversity is not about agendas, buzzwords or being 'politically correct' - What authenticity truly means and why research is so important - Why variety is key in ensuring true diversity in characterisation Writers have to catch up. Knowing not only what makes a 'good' diverse character doesn't always cut it; they need to know what agents, publishers, producers, filmmakers and commissioners are looking for - and why. This book gives writers the tools to create three dimensional, authentic characters ... who just happen to be diverse. 'A timely guide to creating original characters and reinvigorating tired storylines' - Debbie Moon, creator and showrunner, Wolfblood (BBC) 'Lucy V. Hay nails it' - Stephen Volk, BAFTA-winning screenwriter: Ghostwatch, Afterlife, The Awakening 'Packed with practical and inspirational insights' - Karol Griffiths, development consultant and script editor, clients include ITV, BBC, Warner Brothers

How to Crowdfund Your Film

WRITING. CHARACTERS. FOR. FICTION. or or or or creative essentions or or or or WRITING DIVERSE CHARACTERS FOR FICTION TV OR FILM We're living in a time of unprecedented diversity in produced media content, with more characters appearing ...

Author: Stephen Follows

Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780857301840

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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Crowdfunding is a major source of funding for independent films and over $250 million has been raised for films just on Kickstarter alone. This book will guide you through every stage of planning, creating and running your film crowdfunding campaign.This book is based on extensive data research and interviews which include: Data research on over 50,000 film crowdfunding campaigns Interviews with over 50 filmmakers who have run crowdfunding campaigns Interviews with some of the top people at major crowdfunding platforms and services Praise for Stephen Follows 'Stephen drills down on data to discover truths about the film industry. Totally worth a read' - Ted Hope, Head of Production, Amazon Original Movies 'Stephen's research is brilliant. No-one is doing data-driven analysis of the film industry quite like Stephen Follows. His detailed research and reporting about the film industry is unique and invaluable' - Jonathan Wolf, Head of The American Film Market 'Stephen is one of the most gifted producers I know. His mind operates at an entirely different speed to almost everyone I know, solving problems, offering solutions and innovating new opportunities at breakneck speed' - Chris Jones, author of The Guerrilla Filmmakers Handbook Please note that this is a fixed-format ebook file.

Writing Sci Fi Fantasy Horror For Dummies

... (film), 299 hard sci-fi, 137 Harmon, Dan, 49 Harris, Thomas, 325 haunted houses, 77, 309–314 The Haunting of Hill House (Jackson), 277 Hay, Lucy V. (author) Writing Diverse Characters for Fiction, TV or Film, 342 head books, ...

Author: Rick Dakan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119839095

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

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Take your shot at becoming the next Tolkien, Asimov, or King with this simple roadmap to transforming your fiction into works of art Writing Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror For Dummies is your skeleton key to creating the kind of fiction that grips readers and compels them to keep turning pages (even if it's well past their bedtime!) You'll start with the basics of creative writing—including character, plot, and scene—and strategies for creating engaging stories in different forms, such as novels, short stories, scripts, and video games. After that, get beginner-friendly and straightforward advice on worldbuilding, before diving headfirst into genre-specific guidance for science fiction, horror, and fantasy writing. This book also offers: Strategies for editing and revising your next work to get it into tip-top shape for your audience Ways to seek out second opinions from editors, experts, and even sensitivity readers Techniques for marketing and publication, working with agents, and advice for writers going the self-publishing route The perfect beginner's guide for aspiring writers with an interest in horror, fantasy, or science fiction, Writing Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror For Dummies is the first and last resource you need before you start building your next story about faraway lands, aliens, and fantastic adventures.

Do No Harm

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Lucy V. Hay is a novelist, script editor and blogger who helps writers via her Bang2write consultancy. ... its follow-up, Drama Screenplays, and, most recently, Writing Diverse Characters For Fiction, TV & Film.

Author: L. V. Hay

Publisher: Orenda Books

ISBN: 9781912374229

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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Lily has a fresh new start when she marries Sebastian, but her controlling ex-husband soon makes an appearance, and soon she’s fighting for her marriage ... and her life. A startling, twisty psychological thriller from bestselling author Lucy V Hay. ‘Well written, engrossing and brilliantly unique’ Heat ‘Prepare to be surprised’ Closer ‘A claustrophobic and complex read’ CultureFly ‘Sharp, confident writing’ Peter James ____________________ 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. ____________________ ‘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 & Deadly ‘Dark, compelling, twisted, thought-provoking and emotional’ Chapter in My Life

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 Selling Drama Screenplays

All aspects of drama screenwriting, with such case studies as Erin Brockovich, The King's Speech, Juno, and many moreBreaking down the nuts and bolts of what differentiates drama from genre, this book considers questions such as What is ...

Author: Lucy Hay

Publisher: Oldacastle Books

ISBN: 9781843444138

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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All aspects of drama screenwriting, with such case studies as Erin Brockovich, The King's Speech, Juno, and many moreBreaking down the nuts and bolts of what differentiates drama from genre, this book considers 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?" and What are the distribution opportunities for dramas? Exploring the ways in which drama and authenticity work, it empowers screenwriters to make their own story and character choices, so they can write and also package, finance, and even make their own drama features. Detailed case studies of dramas made on both shoestring and bigger budgets offer insights from their writers, directors, and producers. Films discussed include Brokeback Mountain, American Beauty, Saving Mr. Banks, Changeling, and Girl, Interrupted.

The 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 Poppy's sister falls to her death from a railway bridge, she begins her own investigation, with devastating results ... A startlingly twisty debut thriller. 'Uncovering the truth propels her into a world of deception. An unsettling whirlwind of a novel with a startlingly dark core. 5 Stars' The Sun 'Sharp, confident writing, as dark and twisty as the Brighton Lanes' Peter James 'Superb up-to-the-minute thriller. Prepare to be seriously disturbed' Paul Finch ____________________ 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 discover...? 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 the truth. ____________________ 'Well written, engrossing and brilliantly unique, this is a fab debut' Heat 'With twists and turns in every corner, prepare to be surprised by this psychological mystery' Closer 'Lucy V Hay's fiction debut is a twisted and chilling tale that takes place on the streets of Brighton ... Like Peter James before her, Hay utilises the Brighton setting to create a claustrophobic and complex read that will have you questioning and guessing from start to finish. The Other Twin is a killer crime-thriller that you won't be able to put down' CultureFly 'Crackles with tension' Karen Dionne 'A fresh and raw thrill-ride through Brighton´s underbelly. What an enjoyable read!' Lilja SigurðardÓttir 'Slick and compulsive' Random Things through My Letterbox 'A propulsive, inventive and purely addictive psychological thriller for the social media age' Crime by the Book 'Intense, pacy, psychological debut. The author's background in scriptwriting shines through' Mari Hannah 'The book merges form and content so seamlessly ... a remarkable debut from an author with a fresh, intriguing voice and a rare mastery of the art of storytelling' Joel Hames 'This chilling, claustrophobic tale set in Brighton introduces an original, fresh new voice in crime fiction' Cal Moriarty 'The writing shines from every page of this twisted tale ... debuts don't come sharper than this' Ruth Dugdall 'Wrong-foots you in ALL the best ways' Caz Frear 'Original, daring and emotionally truthful' Paul Burston 'A cracker of a debut! I couldn't put it down' Paula Daly

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 ...

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.

Do No Harm

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. ____________________ 'Wonderfully layered and gripping' Jendella Benson 'I ...

Author: L. V. Hay

Publisher: Orenda Books

ISBN: 9781495629600

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Lily has a fresh new start when she marries Sebastian, but her controlling ex-husband soon makes an appearance, and soon she's fighting for her marriage ... and her life. A startling, twisty psychological thriller from bestselling author Lucy V Hay. 'Well written, engrossing and brilliantly unique' Heat 'Prepare to be surprised' Closer 'A claustrophobic and complex read' CultureFly 'Sharp, confident writing' Peter James ____________________ 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. ____________________ '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 & Deadly 'Dark, compelling, twisted, thought-provoking and emotional' Chapter in My Life

Science Fiction Television Series 1990 2004

Whatever scenario plays out , it's certain the characters will face poetic oblivion for the greater good . ... those diverse characters really worked . ... She co - starred in the TV film Secret Lives ( 2005 ) .

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.