Writing for the Screen

Comprehensive and engaging, this book considers key narrative questions of today and offers a range of exercises to address them.

Author: Craig Batty

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 1352006022

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

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This revised and refreshed edition guides the contemporary screenwriter through a variety of creative and critical approaches to a deeper understanding of how to tell stories for the screen. With a renewed focus on theme and structure, the book is an essential guide for writers, script developers and teachers to help develop ideas into rich dynamic projects, and craft compelling, resonating screenplays. Combining creative tools and approaches with critical and contextual underpinnings, the book is ideal for screenwriting students who are looking to expand their skills and reflect on practices to add greater depth to their scripts. It will also inspire experienced writers and developers to find fresh ways of working and consider how new technology is affecting storytelling voices. Comprehensive and engaging, this book considers key narrative questions of today and offers a range of exercises to address them. Integrating creative guidance with rigorous scholarship, this is the perfect companion for undergraduate students taking courses in screenwriting. Encouraging and pragmatic, it will provide a wealth of inspiration for those wishing to work in the industry or deepen their study of the practice.

Writing for the Screen

This book guides the contemporary screenwriter through a variety of creative and critical approaches to a deeper understanding of how to tell stories for the screen.

Author: Craig Batty

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781352006032

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Scriptwriting for the Screen

'If I was setting out as a screenwriter, this is the book I would read first and keep by me'– Melanie Harris, Producer, Crosslab Productions 'An excellent resource for students and teachers alike'– In the Picture '...a valuable addition ...

Author: Charlie Moritz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317796794

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 236

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'If I was setting out as a screenwriter, this is the book I would read first and keep by me'– Melanie Harris, Producer, Crosslab Productions 'An excellent resource for students and teachers alike'– In the Picture '...a valuable addition to every screenwriting bookshelf' – Screentalk 'This is one of the best guides to help screenwriters think visually that I have ever read' – Creative Screenwriting 'The inventive exercises in Scriptwriting for the Screen give it the potential for revitalizing the experience of even experienced scriptwriters' – ' Scope’ Online Journal of Film Studies Scriptwriting for the Screen is an accessible guide to writing for film and television. It details the first principles of screenwriting and advises on the best way to identify and formulate a story and develop ideas in order to build a vivid, animated and entertaining script. Scriptwriting for the Screen introduces the reader to essential skills needed to write effective drama. This edition has been updated to include new examples and an entirely new chapter on adaptation. There are examples of scripts from a wide range of films and television dramas such as Heroes, Brokeback Mountain, Coronation Street, The English Patient, Shooting The Past, Spaced, Our Friends In the North and American Beauty. Scriptwriting for the Screen includes: advice on how to visualise action and translate this into energetic writing how to dramatise writing, use metaphor and deepen meaning tips on how to determine the appropriate level of characterisation for different types of drama practical exercises and examples which help develop technique and style a section on how to trouble-shoot and sharpen dialogue a guide to further reading

Screenwriters on Screen Writing

This book introduces the men and women responsible for the screenplays that have produced some of the most successful and acclaimed films in Hollywood history.

Author: Joel Engel

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: STANFORD:36105016304870

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 298

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This book introduces the men and women responsible for the screenplays that have produced some of the most successful and acclaimed films in Hollywood history.

Screenplay

Hailed as the first new approach to screenwriting in a generation, this book offers a guide to the entire screenwriting process, from opening scene to finished script.

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0440576474

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

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Hailed as the first new approach to screenwriting in a generation, this book offers a guide to the entire screenwriting process, from opening scene to finished script.

The Definitive Guide To Screenwriting

Written for all levels of screenwriters, this is an indispensable reference book for anyone who wants to make money as a great screenwriter.

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409024132

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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Published for the first time in the UK, Syd Field, acclaimed writer and director, tells you step-by-step how to identify and fix common screenwriting problems, providing the professional secrets that make films brilliant - secrets that can make your screenplay a success. He provides easily understood guidelines for writing a screenplay, from concept to finished product. The art of film-writing is made accessible to novices and helps practiced writers improve their scripts, as the author pinpoints stylistic and structural elements such as characterisation and plot. Tips and techniques on what to do after your screenplay has been completed and much more are all here. There are also practical examples from films which Syd Field has collaborated on such as Lord of the Rings, American Beauty and The Pianist. Written for all levels of screenwriters, this is an indispensable reference book for anyone who wants to make money as a great screenwriter.

Writing Screenplays That Sell

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 ...

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.

Break Into Screenwriting

This is a comprehensive, jargon-free guide for all budding screenwriters.

Author: Ray Frensham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444155907

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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This is a comprehensive, jargon-free guide for all budding screenwriters. Its aim is not just to guide you through the techniques and skills you need to write for the screen (film and television), but also to give you guidance on how to approach the industry as a whole. Focusing on every aspect of screenwriting, from how to set about the writing process to how to develop your characters, plot and structure, this book will give you all the guidance you need to break into this highly competitive industry and make a career for yourself as a screenwriter.

Complete Screenwriting Course

Designed to take you from the moment you first put your pen to paper to pitching and selling your completed screenplay, this is one of the most inspiring books on screenwriting you'll ever read.

Author: Charles Harris

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781471805516

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Designed to take you from the moment you first put your pen to paper to pitching and selling your completed screenplay, this is one of the most inspiring books on screenwriting you'll ever read. Practical exercises will teach you the craft of writing for film and television, both mainstream and independent, the art of building your own plots, characters, dialogue and scenes. It gives you the skills you need to succeed and helps you critique your own work, meaning that at every step of the writing process you'll be producing the best scripts you can. This book is filled with essential writing tools, including techniques for overcoming writer's block and how to find your unique voice. You will learn how to pitch and get your work optioned, how to work as part of a team and how to make the best use of social media - in all a comprehensive companion that you will keep coming back to as your career develops. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their stories. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises, and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community, at tyjustwrite.com, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Essentials of Screenwriting

There is never a shortage of aspiring screenwriters, and this book is their bible.

Author: Richard Walter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101664681

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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Hollywood's premier teacher of screenwriting shares the secrets of writing and selling successful screenplays in this perfect gift for aspiring screenwriters. Anyone fortunate enough to win a seat in Professor Richard Walter's legendary class at UCLA film school can be confident their career has just taken a quantum leap forward. His students have written more than ten projects for Steven Spielberg alone, plus hundreds of other Hollywood blockbusters and prestigious indie productions, including two Oscar winners for best original screenplay—Milk (2008) and Sideways (2006). In this updated edition, Walter integrates his highly coveted lessons and principles from Screenwriting with material from his companion text, The Whole Picture, and includes new advice on how to turn a raw idea into a great movie or TV script-and sell it. There is never a shortage of aspiring screenwriters, and this book is their bible.

Writing Movies

Instructors from the nation's most popular writing school share their insights into how to perfect the craft of screenwriting, covering such fundamentals as plot, character, dialogue, point of view, theme, setting, voice, and more and ...

Author: Gotham Writers Workshop

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781596911451

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 387

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Instructors from the nation's most popular writing school share their insights into how to perfect the craft of screenwriting, covering such fundamentals as plot, character, dialogue, point of view, theme, setting, voice, and more and analyzing five outstanding sample screenplays--Tootsie and The Shawshank Redemption, among others. Original.

The Screenwriter s Sourcebook

Written for both new and experienced writers, this comprehensive marketing guide offers advice and tips needed by writers to succeed in the film and television industries.

Author: Michael Haddad

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781569765166

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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Written for both new and experienced writers, this comprehensive marketing guide offers advice and tips needed by writers to succeed in the film and television industries. Focusing on the business of writing, it gives writers the unabashed truth about the film industry, and advice on how to get scripts to the gatekeepers of the studios and read by agents. Comprehensive listings of contests, fellowships, grants, and development opportunities from an industry expert provide specific information on securing a healthy writing career. This extensive resource also includes guidelines regarding copyrights, sources for emergency funds, a listing of online resources, information on writers' colonies and retreats, and more.

Adventures in the Screen Trade

From the writer of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men and Marathon Man, Oscar-winning screen writer William Goldman presents his memories and views of movie-making, and of acting greats such as Redford, Olivier, ...

Author: William Goldman

Publisher: Abacus (UK)

ISBN: 034910705X

Category: Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Page: 418

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As befits more than twenty years in Hollywood, Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman's sparkling memoir is as entertaining as many of the films he has helped to create. From the writer of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men and Marathon Man, Adventures in the Screen Trade is an intimate view of movie-making, of acting greats such as Redford, Olivier, Newman and Hoffman, and of the trials and rewards of working inside the most exciting business in the world.

Screenplays

An accessible yet comprehensive guide aimed at those with a keen interest in writing feature film screenplays Using case studies, creative exercises, and interviews from the industry, this book will guide readers through the necessary ...

Author: Craig Batty

Publisher: Pocket Essentials

ISBN: 1842435035

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 221

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An accessible yet comprehensive guide aimed at those with a keen interest in writing feature film screenplays Using case studies, creative exercises, and interviews from the industry, this book will guide readers through the necessary stages of writing a screenplay, from finding and developing ideas to creating and executing characters to shaping structure and constructing scenes. It will also consider how a screenplay might be sold, or used to raise interest in the writer, looking at areas such as finding and working with an agent, networking, using competitions, and raising private production funds. The book's approach is both creative and reflective, giving readers the opportunity to learn a wealth of creative skills alongside skills that will encourage them to think about themselves as writers and the work that they are developing. As such, the book will empower readers in their own creative processes and allow them to successfully tell the stories they want to tell. Rich with analyses from classic and contemporary films; littered with practical models, paradigms, and creative tasks; and enhanced by the views of key industry figures; the book is a must for any aspiring feature film screenwriter.

Writing for the Screen

®Writing for the Screen is perhaps the most powerful book on amaking it« in
screenwriting that I«ve read in years. It is feverishly real, with raw truths and
unabashed encouragement. ̄ ¦Dr. Pieter Aquilia, Head, Screenwriting,
Australian Film ...

Author: Anna Weinstein

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317370536

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 254

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Writing for the Screen is a collection of essays and interviews exploring the business of screenwriting. This highly accessible guide to working in film and television includes perspectives from industry insiders on topics such as breaking in; pitching; developing and nurturing business relationships; juggling multiple projects; and more. Writing for the Screen is an ideal companion to screenwriting and filmmaking classes, demystifying the industry and the role of the screenwriter with real-world narratives and little-known truths about the business. With insight from working professionals, you’ll be armed with the information you need to pursue your career as a screenwriter. Contains essays by and interviews with screenwriting consultants, television writers, feature writers, writer-directors of independent film, producers, and professors. Offers expert opinions on how to get started, including preparing your elevator pitch, finding mentors, landing an internship, and moving from an internship to the next step in your career. Reveals details about taking meetings, what development executives are looking for in a screenwriter, how and when to approach a producer, and how to pitch. Explores strategies for doing creative work under pressure, finding your voice, choosing what to write, sticking with a project over the long haul, overcoming discrimination, and reinventing yourself as a writer. Illuminates the business of screenwriting in the United States (New York and Los Angeles) as compared to other countries around the globe, including England, Ireland, Peru, France, Australia, and Belgium.

Screenwriting Updated

Becoming comfortable with and skilled in such modern script forms is the focus of this text which identifies basic parallel structures, clearly explains how and why they work (or fail to work), and establishes the basic principles of their ...

Author: Linda Aronson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1879505592

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 300

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Today's screenwriter must be adept at today's popular yet often complex and unconventional script forms, such as the parallel storytelling of 'Pulp Fiction' and 'Magnolia', the multiple protagonist narrative of 'American Beauty', and the complex flashback forms of 'The Usual Suspects' and 'The Sweet Hereafter'. Becoming comfortable with and skilled in such modern script forms is the focus of this text which identifies basic parallel structures, clearly explains how and why they work (or fail to work), and establishes the basic principles of their construction. These modern forms are presented in tandem with and in relation to tried-and-true, traditional screenwriting forms, rendering unconventional structures as easily grasped as conventional ones. Unlike any other screenwriting book, this book combines solid, basic screenwriting craft with a thorough presentation of very contemporary script structures. The result is a unique, wide-ranging, in-depth screenwriting text and do-it-yourself script-doctoring manual suitable for both seasoned and novice writers.

The Screenwriter s Workbook

A revised and updated handbook for prospective screenwriters offers practical advice on plot structure, characterization, dialogue, research, and rewriting, and suggests writing exercises to improve one's screenwriting skills.

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780385339049

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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A revised and updated handbook for prospective screenwriters offers practical advice on plot structure, characterization, dialogue, research, and rewriting, and suggests writing exercises to improve one's screenwriting skills. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Elements of Style for Screenwriters

Alphabetical entries provide detailed explanations of the acceptable format, structure, and style for television and film screenplay submissions

Author: Paul Argentini

Publisher: Lone Eagle Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015046880392

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Alphabetical entries provide detailed explanations of the acceptable format, structure, and style for television and film screenplay submissions

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.