Screenplay Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Screenplay


  • Author : Syd Field
  • Publisher : M J F Books
  • Release Date : 1998-03-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 156731239X

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Screenplay Book Description :

Providing examples from well-known movies, Field explains the structural and stylistic elements as well as writing techniques basic to the creation of a successful film script.

Screenplay Book

Screenplay


  • Author : Geoff King
  • Publisher : Wallflower Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN 10 : 190336423X

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Screenplay Book Description :

Hollywood film franchises are routinely translated into games and some game-titles make the move onto the big screen. This collection investigates the interface between cinema and games console or PC.

How to Sell Your Screenplay Book

How to Sell Your Screenplay


  • Author : Lydia Wilen
  • Publisher : Square One Publishers, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN 10 : 0757000029

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How to Sell Your Screenplay Book Description :

This handbook lets readers in on the rules of winning the game. Written by two veteran screenwriters, this is a complete guide to getting a screenplay seen, read, and sold.

Writing the Character Centered Screenplay  Updated and Expanded edition Book
Score: 3.5
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Writing the Character Centered Screenplay Updated and Expanded edition


  • Author : Andrew Horton
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2000-02-23
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN 10 : 0520924177

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Writing the Character Centered Screenplay Updated and Expanded edition Book Description :

"We need good screenwriters who understand character." Everywhere Andrew Horton traveled in researching this book—from Hollywood to Hungary—he heard the same refrain. Yet most of the standard how-to books on screenwriting follow the film industry's earlier lead in focusing almost exclusively on plot and formulaic structures. With this book, Horton, a film scholar and successful screenwriter, provides the definitive work on the character-based screenplay. Exceptionally wide-ranging—covering American, international, mainstream, and "off-Hollywood" films, as well as television—the book offers creative strategies and essential practical information. Horton begins by placing screenwriting in the context of the storytelling tradition, arguing through literary and cultural analysis that all great stories revolve around a strong central character. He then suggests specific techniques and concepts to help any writer—whether new or experienced—build more vivid characters and screenplays. Centering his discussion around four film examples—including Thelma & Louise and The Silence of the Lambs—and the television series, Northern Exposure, he takes the reader step-by-step through the screenwriting process, starting with the development of multi-dimensional characters and continuing through to rewrite. Finally, he includes a wealth of information about contests, fellowships, and film festivals. Espousing a new, character-based approach to screenwriting, this engaging, insightful work will prove an essential guide to all of those involved in the writing and development of film scripts.

Script Culture and the American Screenplay Book

Script Culture and the American Screenplay


  • Author : Kevin Alexander Boon
  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-01-10
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0814335713

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Script Culture and the American Screenplay Book Description :

By considering the screenplay as a literary object worthy of critical inquiry, this volume breaks new ground in film studies.

Proust Screenplay  The Book

Proust Screenplay The


  • Author : Harold Pinter
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 080213646X

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Proust Screenplay The Book Description :

Presents the author's never-produced screenplay of Proust's "Remembrance of Things Past," created with the collaboration of director Joseph Losey and Proust scholar Barbara Bray over the course of one year in the early 1970s.

How to Build a Great Screenplay Book
Score: 5
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How to Build a Great Screenplay


  • Author : David Howard
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 1429994789

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How to Build a Great Screenplay Book Description :

How to Bulid a Great Screenplay is a definitive guide on the mechanics of screenwriting--filled with examples--from the author of The Tools of Screenwriting. Acclaimed USC screenwriting teacher David Howard has guided hundreds of students to careers in writing for film and television. Drawing on decades of practical experience and savvy, How to Build a Great Screenplay deconstructs the craft of screenwriting and carefully reveals how to build a good story from the ground up. Howard eschews the "system" offered by other books, emphasizing that a great screenplay requires dozens of unique decisions by the author. He offers in-depth considerations of: * characterization * story arc * plotting and subplotting * dealing with coincidence in story plotting * classical vs. revolutionary screenplay structure * tone, style, and atmosphere * the use of time on screen * the creation of drama and tension * crucial moments in storytelling Throughout the book, Howard clarifies his lessons through examples from some of the most successful Hollywood and international script-oriented films, including Pulp Fiction, American Beauty, Trainspotting, North by Northwest, Chinatown, and others. The end result is what could very well become the classic text in the field---a bible for the burgeoning screenwriter.

Screenplay Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Screenplay


  • Author : Syd Field
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0307423263

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Screenplay Book Description :

Hollywood’s script guru teaches you how to write a screenplay in “the ‘bible’ of screenwriting” (The New York Times)—now celebrating forty years of screenwriting success! Syd Field’s books on the essential structure of emotionally satisfying screenplays have ignited lucrative careers in film and television since 1979. In this revised edition of his premiere guide, the underpinnings of successful onscreen narratives are revealed in clear and encouraging language that will remain wise and practical as long as audiences watch stories unfold visually—from hand-held devices to IMAX to virtual reality . . . and whatever comes next. As the first person to articulate common structural elements unique to successful movies, celebrated producer, lecturer, teacher and bestselling author Syd Field has gifted us a classic text. From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script, here are fundamental guidelines to help all screenwriters—novices and Oscar-winners—hone their craft and sell their work. In Screenplay, Syd Field can help you discover: • Why the first ten pages of every script are crucial to keeping professional readers’ interest • How to visually “grab” these influential readers from page one, word one • Why structure and character are the basic components of all narrative screenplays • How to adapt a novel, a play, or an article into a saleable script • Tips on protecting your work—three ways to establish legal ownership of screenplays • Vital insights on writing authentic dialogue, crafting memorable characters, building strong yet flexible storylines (form, not formula), overcoming writer's block, and much more Syd Field is revered as the original master of screenplay story structure, and this guide continues to be the industry’s gold standard for learning the foundations of screenwriting.

The Screenplay Business Book

The Screenplay Business


  • Author : Peter Bloore
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415613323

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The Screenplay Business Book Description :

The development of a film screenplay is a complex and collaborative process, beginning with an initial story and continuing through drafting and financing to the start of the shoot. And yet the best ways of understanding and managing this process have never been properly studied. The Screenplay Business is the first book to do exactly that, addressing such questions as: How do film scripts get written, and what are the tensions between creativity and business? How can the team of the writer, producer, director and development executive work together most effectively? The Screenplay Business presents a theoretical and practical framework for understanding the business of independent script development, and encompasses ideas about creativity, motivation, managing creative people, value chains, and MBA leadership theories. This book will help producers and writers to nurture their stories through the long development process to the screen. It explains the international film business, and contains new research and extensive interviews with leading industry figures, including practical advice on how to run script meetings and handle notes; how to build a sustainable business; and how to understand what really happens when a script is written. The Screenplay Business is a new key text for academics and students researching film and media, and indispensable reading for anyone working in film screenplay development today.

Analysing the Screenplay Book

Analysing the Screenplay


  • Author : Jill Nelmes
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-10-04
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136912450

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Analysing the Screenplay Book Description :

Analysing the Screenplay highlights the screenplay as an important form in itself, as opposed to merely being the first stage of the production process.

Screenplay Book

Screenplay


  • Author : Keri Facer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2003-12-16
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134427383

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Screenplay Book Description :

What are young people really doing on computers at home? Computers feature heavily in the lives of today's young people, and this book sets out to question commonplace assumptions about the use of technology by children at home. Bringing together research from the perspective of psychology, sociology, education and media studies, the authors ask whether we are really witnessing the rise of a new 'digital generation'. Drawing upon the results of their in-depth research project, the authors filter and assess their findings accessibly, offering fascinating reading on: * how computers are used in the home * how parents and children negotiate access to and use of the computer * what role the computer plays in the day to day lives of families. This book makes use of illuminating case studies, and highlights key issues of concern around issues of equality and access in a wider social context. This truly interdisciplinary perspective will be instrumental in reshaping the understanding of teachers, ICT advisors, policy makers and all involved in ICT for children.

Selling a Screenplay Book

Selling a Screenplay


  • Author : Syd Field
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Release Date : 2009-12-30
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307570642

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Selling a Screenplay Book Description :

- 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.

How To Write A Screenplay In 30 Days Or Less Book

How To Write A Screenplay In 30 Days Or Less


  • Author : Ronald Farnham
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2011-08-24
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9781463440336

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How To Write A Screenplay In 30 Days Or Less Book Description :

Write A Screenplay In 30 Days Or Less “A how to guide for new and experienced screenwriters.” Use this step-by-step guide from start to finish and write your screenplay in 30 days or less. Anyone can write a screenplay by following this simple how to program. Is a screenplay burning inside of you? Imagine the joy of finally bringing your story to life. Now your dream can become a reality. Perform the easy to follow steps and become a published screenwriter. Join Mankind’s Literary History-Book. --------- This book comes with a 50% off coupon for the Movie Magic Screenwriter screenwriting software program. Write like a professional screenwriter today, with Movie Magic Screenwriter. --------- Ronald Farnham is an Actor, Writer, Casting Director, and Producer of feature films, TV shows, music videos, commercials, and live theatre. Ronald is currently the commercial spokesperson for Luzianne Iced Tea. He lives in Palm Bay, Florida just south of Cocoa Beach with his wonderful wife Jasmine whom he met on a film set. This is his second book. Ronald’s favorite authors are R. Buckminster Fuller, Jerry and Esther Hicks, and Douglas Adams. Ronald’s first book was Harry Jonson Diary Of A Gigolo Porn Star, which he co-wrote with the story’s creator, Scott Kihm. They also wrote the screenplay together. Harry Jonson is currently in development as a Feature Film. Ronald’s favorite Movie is “True Romance” by Quentin Tarantino. Ronald held a Top Secret Clearance for 13 years as a senior intelligence and counter-terrorism analyst, Korean linguist, writer, editor, and data manager for the Department of Defense at SOCOM, CENTCOM, SOUTHCOM, The Pentagon, and other places in between before becoming an entertainment professional. --------- “Thanks to my loving Mother for giving me life. Thanks to my caring Wife for loving me unconditionally. Thanks to my good friend, Scott Kihm for convincing me to write this book.” Love Ronald

Grow a Screenplay the Natural Way Book

Grow a Screenplay the Natural Way


  • Author : George Perez
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 133
  • ISBN 10 : 9781553694946

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Grow a Screenplay the Natural Way Book Description :

Grow A Screenplay The Natural Way describes a method of writing a motion picture screenplay directly from a short story. The book is divided into three sections, which are: The Introduction; Part I, the story--contains the short story on which the screenplay is based; Part II, the screenplay--shows how a movie is written directly from the short story. In effect, the screenplay grows right out of the story! The market for this book is anyone and everyone who ever dreamed of writing a screenplay. Grow A Screenplay The Natural Way does something other script writing books do not. Other books tell the reader where to put a character's name and where to set the tab stops on the typewriter or computer. They talk about heroes and heroines, plot and structure, positive and negative space. However, those books do not model a method that the majority of inexperienced writers, attempting to write their first screenplay, can successfully follow. Grow A Screenplay The Natural Way will show you, step by step, how easy and fun it can be, with a little bit of work, to complete a motion picture screenplay-- without all the hassle and in less than half the time. With a copy of this book you will be able to stop dreaming and start writing, today!

How to Write a Screenplay in 3 Days Book

How to Write a Screenplay in 3 Days


  • Author : Jackie Lynn Young
  • Publisher : Young Films & Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2008-12
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : 9780977432875

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How to Write a Screenplay in 3 Days Book Description :

A screenwriting book that takes a look at the creative process behind screenwriting and details a proven method for writing a screenplay in a 3 day marathon.