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The Screenwriter s Survival Guide Or Guerilla Meeting Tactics and Other Acts of War

The Screenwriter s Survival Guide  Or  Guerilla Meeting Tactics and Other Acts of War Author Max Adams
ISBN-10 0446676225
Release 2001
Pages 302
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Veteran screenwriter Max Adams takes readers through the steps to selling a screenplay in Hollywood and getting a movie produced. Filled with practical advice, sample letters, forms, contracts and format pages, this book covers topics essential to a screenwriter's life.



Writing a Great Movie

Writing a Great Movie Author Jeff Kitchen
ISBN-10 0823069788
Release 2006
Pages 324
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Writing a Great Movie is destined to become a bible for new and aspiring screenwriters. This book is a state-of-the-art, practical manual on the craft of dramatic writing for film, focusing on seven essential tools for the screenwriter: (1) Dilemma, Crisis, Decision and Action, and Resolution (2) Theme (3) the 36 Dramatic Situations (4) the Enneagram (practical study of personal growth that identifies 9 distinct types of personalities) (5) Research and brainstorming (6) the Central Proposition and (7) Sequence, Proposition, and Plot. Featuring the creation, development and construction of an original screenplay from start to finish, Jeff Kitchen offers his readers a clear picture of how to apply these tools on their own scripts. Everyone wanting to create, develop and write the "hot, new screenplay" will find all the guidance they need in Writing a Great Movie. "Kitchen s seminar is not just theory, it s nuts and bolts...he provides you with a set of dramaturgical wrenches with which you can dismantle, then reassemble your screenplay idea and verify its dramatic integrity." --Michael McDonnell, producer of The Usual Suspects. Offers state-of-the-art dramaturgic theory and technique - not the standard approach to screenwriting taught in film schools or in other screenwriting books. The author is a top-rated teacher praised throughout the movie industry and featured in Creative Screenwriting magazine as one of the top screenwriting teachers today. Jeff Kitchen, a working screenwriter, worked as a dramaturge at New York s Playwrights Preview Productions and has taught dramaturgic writing to teachers at University of Southern California s graduate film school and to development executives at all the major studios, including Sony Pictures and Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group. Also available: 0-8230-8450-7 / 978-0-8230-8450-0 The Weekend Novelist, Revised & Updated Edition (W excl. BC)



Screenplay

Screenplay Author Syd Field
ISBN-10 0307423263
Release 2007-12-18
Pages 336
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From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script.. Here are easily understood guidelines to make film-writing accessible to novices and to help practiced writers improve their scripts. Syd Field pinpoints the structural and stylistic elements essential to every good screenplay. He presents a step-by-step, comprehensive technique for writing the script that will succeed. •Why are the first ten pages of your script crucially important? •How do you collaborate successfully with someone else? •How do you adapt a novel, a play, or an article into a screenplay? •How do you market your script? From the Trade Paperback edition.



Screenwriting Updated

Screenwriting Updated Author Linda Aronson
ISBN-10 1879505592
Release 2000
Pages 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.



Invisible Ink

Invisible Ink Author Brian McDonald
ISBN-10 0998534471
Release 2017-01-12
Pages 170
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Invisible Ink is a helpful, accessible guide to the essential elements of the best storytelling by award-winning writer/director/producer Brian McDonald. Readers learn techniques for building a compelling story around a theme, engaging audiences with writing, creating appealing characters, and much more.



The Screenwriter s Bible

The Screenwriter s Bible Author David Trottier
ISBN-10 1935247107
Release 2014
Pages 442
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The 20th anniversary edition of one of the most popular, authoritative, and useful books on screenwriting. A standard by which other screenwriting books are measured, it has sold over 250,000 copies in its twenty-year life. Always up-to-date and reliable, it contains everything that both the budding and working screenwriter need under one cover - five books in one! A Screenwriting Primer -- that provides a concise course in screenwriting basics; A Screenwriting Workbook -- that walks you through the complete writing process, from nascent ideas through final revisions; A Formatting Guide -- that thoroughly covers todays correct formats for screenplays and TV scripts; A Spec Writing Guide -- that demonstrates todays spec style through sample scenes and analysis, with an emphasis on grabbing the readers interest in the first ten pages; A Sales and Marketing Guide -- that presents proven strategies to help you create a laser-sharp marketing plan. Among this books wealth of practical information are sample query letters, useful worksheets and checklists, hundreds of examples, sample scenes, and straightforward explanations of screenwriting fundamentals. This 6th edition is full of new examples, the latest practices, and new material on non-traditional screenplay outlets.



Save the Cat

Save the Cat Author Blake Snyder
ISBN-10 1615931716
Release 2013-07-01
Pages 216
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This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!



Scriptwriting Updated

Scriptwriting Updated Author Linda Aronson
ISBN-10 1876351039
Release 2000
Pages 300
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A practical and up to date guide to scriptwriting.



Screenwriting in a Digital Era

Screenwriting in a Digital Era Author Kathryn Millard
ISBN-10 9781137319104
Release 2014-03-07
Pages 232
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Screenwriting in a Digital Era examines the practices of writing for the screen from early Hollywood to the new realism. Looking back to prehistories of the form, Kathryn Millard links screenwriting to visual and oral storytelling around the globe, and explores new methods of collaboration and authorship in the digital environment.



The Tools of Screenwriting

The Tools of Screenwriting Author David Howard
ISBN-10 0312119089
Release 1995-01-15
Pages 298
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A Writer's Guide to the Craft and Elements of a Screenplay



Anatomy of a Premise Line

Anatomy of a Premise Line Author Jeff Lyons
ISBN-10 9781317558941
Release 2015-06-05
Pages 200
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If a story is going to fail, it will do so first at the premise level. Anatomy of a Premise Line: How to Master Premise and Story Development for Writing Success is the only book of its kind to identify a seven-step development process that can be repeated and applied to any story idea. This porcess will save you time, money, and potentially months of wasted writing. So whether you are trying to write a feature screenplay, develop a television pilot, or just trying to figure out your next story move as a writer, this book gives you the tools you need to know which ideas are worth pursuing. In addition to the 7-step premise development tool, Anatomy of a Premise Line also presents a premise and idea testing methodology that can be used to test any developed premise line. Customized exercises and worksheets are included to facilitate knowledge transfer, so that by the end of the book, you will have a fully developed premise line, log line, tagline, and a completed premise-testing checklist. Here is some of what you will learn inside: Ways to determine whether or not your story is a good fit for print or screen Case studies and hands-on worksheets to help you learn by participating in the process Tips on how to effectively work through writer’s block A companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/lyons) with additional worksheets, videos, and interactive tools to help you learn the basics of perfecting a killer premise line



How to Write a Damn Good Mystery

How to Write a Damn Good Mystery Author James N. Frey
ISBN-10 1429974133
Release 2007-04-01
Pages 288
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Edgar award nominee James N. Frey, author of the internationally best-selling books on the craft of writing, How to Write a Damn Good Novel, How to Write a Damn Good Novel II: Advanced Techniques, and The Key: How to Write Damn Good Fiction Using the Power of Myth, has now written what is certain to become the standard "how to" book for mystery writing, How to Write a Damn Good Mystery. Frey urges writers to aim high-not to try to write a good-enough-to-get-published mystery, but a damn good mystery. A damn good mystery is first a dramatic novel, Frey insists-a dramatic novel with living, breathing characters-and he shows his readers how to create a living, breathing, believable character who will be clever and resourceful, willful and resolute, and will be what Frey calls "the author of the plot behind the plot." Frey then shows, in his well-known, entertaining, and accessible (and often humorous) style , how the characters-the entire ensemble, including the murderer, the detective, the authorities, the victims, the suspects, the witnesses and the bystanders-create a complete and coherent world. Exploring both the on-stage action and the behind-the-scenes intrigue, Frey shows prospective writers how to build a fleshed-out, believable, and logical world. He shows them exactly which parts of that world show up in the pages of a damn good mystery-and which parts are held back just long enough to keep the reader guessing. This is an indispensable step-by-step guide for anyone who's ever dreamed of writing a damn good mystery.



Screenwriting For Dummies

Screenwriting For Dummies Author Laura Schellhardt
ISBN-10 9781118052624
Release 2011-02-02
Pages 360
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Write a great script and get it into the hands of the Hollywood players! So you want to be a screenwriter? Whether you want to write a feature film or a TV script or adapt your favorite book, this friendly guide gives you expert advice in everything from creating your story and developing memorable characters to formatting your script and selling it to the studios. You get savvy industry tips and strategies for getting your screenplay noticed! The screenwriting process from A to Z -- from developing a concept and thinking visually to plotline, conflicts, pacing, and the conclusion Craft living, breathing characters -- from creating the backstory to letting your characters speak to balancing dialogue with action Turn your story into a script -- from developing an outline and getting over writer's block to formatting your screenplay and handling rewrites Prepare for Hollywood -- from understanding the players and setting your expectations to polishing your copy and protecting your work Sell your script to the industry -- from preparing your pitch and finding an agent to meeting with executives and making a deal Open the book and find: The latest on the biz, from entertainment blogs to top agents to box office jargon New story examples from recently released films Tips on character development, a story's time clock, dramatic structure, and dialogue New details on developing the nontraditional screenplay -- from musicals to animation to high dramatic style Expanded information on adaptation and collaboration, with examples from successful screenwriting duos



Hitchcock and Adaptation

Hitchcock and Adaptation Author Mark Osteen
ISBN-10 9781442230880
Release 2014-03-14
Pages 352
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This collection of essays examines the various Hitchcock films that were adapted from other sources (short stories, play, and novels). Some of these essays focus on the director’s collaboration with such notable writers as John Steinbeck (Lifeboat), Thornton Wilder (Shadow of a Doubt), and Raymond Chandler (Strangers on a Train), proving not only that Hitchcock knew good writing when he read it, but that he was quite eager to exploit the cultural capital that these writers represented. Other essays discuss to what extent he was faithful (or not) to the source materials, his relationship with screenwriters/adaptors such as Joseph Stefano (Psycho), and what role his wife, Alma Reville played in the development of several screenplays.



Writing FAST

Writing FAST Author Jeff Bollow
ISBN-10 9780975213902
Release 2004
Pages 208
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"Focus - Apply - Strengthen - Tweak. Write ten times faster than you do now - and write better; spark unlimited ideas, and never get stuck again; plan huge projects in a matter of hours; speed-write as easily as you talk; edit your work almost automatically; do it on as little as 20 minutes a day."--Cover.



Making Short Films Third Edition

Making Short Films  Third Edition Author Max Thurlow
ISBN-10 9780857853875
Release 2013-07-18
Pages 496
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Fully revised and updated practical and inspirational guide for students and independent film-makers, describing and explaining the whole process - from creating an original or adapted script, through producing, directing and editing, to finance and distribution.



Matlab

Matlab Author Stormy Attaway
ISBN-10 9780124058934
Release 2013-06-03
Pages 560
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MatLab, Third Edition is the only book that gives a full introduction to programming in MATLAB combined with an explanation of the software’s powerful functions, enabling engineers to fully exploit its extensive capabilities in solving engineering problems. The book provides a systematic, step-by-step approach, building on concepts throughout the text, facilitating easier learning. Sections on common pitfalls and programming guidelines direct students towards best practice. The book is organized into 14 chapters, starting with programming concepts such as variables, assignments, input/output, and selection statements; moves onto loops; and then solves problems using both the ‘programming concept’ and the ‘power of MATLAB’ side-by-side. In-depth coverage is given to input/output, a topic that is fundamental to many engineering applications. Vectorized Code has been made into its own chapter, in order to emphasize the importance of using MATLAB efficiently. There are also expanded examples on low-level file input functions, Graphical User Interfaces, and use of MATLAB Version R2012b; modified and new end-of-chapter exercises; improved labeling of plots; and improved standards for variable names and documentation. This book will be a valuable resource for engineers learning to program and model in MATLAB, as well as for undergraduates in engineering and science taking a course that uses (or recommends) MATLAB. Presents programming concepts and MATLAB built-in functions side-by-side Systematic, step-by-step approach, building on concepts throughout the book, facilitating easier learning Sections on common pitfalls and programming guidelines direct students towards best practice