The Screenwriter S Survival Guide Or Guerilla Meeting Tactics And Other Acts Of War

Author: Max Adams
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
ISBN: 9780446676229
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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.

How To Write A Movie In 21 Days

Author: Viki King
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062405403
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The ultimate survival guide, How to Write a Movie in 21 Days takes the aspiring screenwriter the shortest distance from blank page to complete script. Viki King's Inner Movie Method is a specific step-by-step process designed to get the story in the writer's onto the page. This method guides the would-be screenwriter through the writing of a movie. It answers such questions as: How to clarify the idea you don't quite have yet How to tell if your idea is really a movie How to move from what you want to say saying it How to stop getting ready and start Once you know what to write, the Inner Movie Method will show you how to write it. It also addresses such issues as: How to pay the rent while paying your dues What to say to your spouse when you can't come to bed How to keep going when you think you can't For accomplished screenwriters honing their craft, as well as those who never before brought their ideas to paper, How to Write a Movie in 21 Days is an indispensable guide. And Viki King's upbeat, friendly style is like having a first-rate writing partner every step of the way.

Screenwriting For Teens

Author: Christina Hamlett
Publisher: Christina Hamlett
ISBN: 1932907181
Size: 15.85 MB
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A guide for budding screenwriters provides tips for how to write dialogue, plot, and characters, including specific information on genres such as horror, romance, and westerns.

Screenwriting Updated

Author: Linda Aronson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781879505599
Size: 26.81 MB
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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

Author: Brian McDonald
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780998534473
Size: 60.83 MB
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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 Writer S Journey

Author: Christopher Vogler
Publisher: Michael Wiese
ISBN: 9781932907360
Size: 42.77 MB
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This third edition is an indispensable guide to the inner workings of stories, to the ancient and deep-seated patterns of emotion that speak to us through the symbolic language of myth.

Sell Your Story In A Single Sentence Advice From The Front Lines Of Hollywood

Author: Lane Shefter Bishop
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581575106
Size: 63.67 MB
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Every writing project has one thing in common—they all start with a single sentence. Writers constantly struggle to answer this question: What is your story about? Finally, a guide by a leading Hollywood insider who actually knows the answer—and now she shows you how to do it yourself! Lane Shefter Bishop, CEO of Vast Entertainment, explains the key to selling your screenplay, novel, or script. This comprehensive guide to opening career doors is the first of its kind, highlighting the tips and techniques for making your story stand out. From tips on character development to hints on points to avoid, Bishop covers all your bases when selling your story.

Screenwriting For Dummies

Author: Laura Schellhardt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118052625
Size: 60.95 MB
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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

Good In A Room

Author: Stephanie Palmer
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 9780385525282
Size: 68.52 MB
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Whether you work in Hollywood or not, the fact is that selling ideas is really difficult to do. The reason the pitching secrets of the most successful writers and directors are relevant is because these people have evolved an advanced method for selling ideas. Whether you’re a screenwriter, a journalist with an idea for a story, an entrepreneur with a business plan, an inventor with a blueprint, or a manager with an innovative solution, if you want other people to invest their time, energy, and money in your idea, you face an uphill battle…. When I was at MGM, the hardest part of my job was not cutthroat studio politics or grueling production schedules. The toughest part of my job was whenever I had to say “No” to an idea that was almost there. I had to say no a lot. Every buyer does. The buyer’s work is to say yes to projects that are ready, not almost ready. And no matter how good the script is, if the seller can’t pitch it in a compelling way, how can the buyer see the potential? How can he get his colleagues on board? How can he recommend the seller to his superiors? The fact is that poor pitches doom good projects. It happens all the time. The ideas, products and services that are pitched more effectively… win. That’s just how the game is played. No sense getting upset over it. Instead, let’s accept the challenge and learn the strategies and tactics that will allow us (and our ideas) to succeed. -From GOOD IN A ROOM Business consultant and former MGM Director of Creative Affairs Stephanie Palmer reveals the techniques used by Hollywood’s top writers, producers, and directors to get financing for their projects - and explains how you can apply these techniques to be more successful in your own high-stakes meetings. Because, as Palmer has found, the strategies used to sell yourself and your ideas in Hollywood not only work in other businesses, they often work better. Whether you are a manager or executive with an innovative proposal, a professional with a hot concept, a salesperson selling to a potential client or investor, or an entrepreneur with a business plan, GOOD IN A ROOM shows you how to: Master the five stages of the face-to-face meeting Avoid the secret dealbreakers of the first ninety seconds Be confident in high-pressure situations Present yourself better and more effectively than you ever have before Whether you want to ask for a raise, grow your client list, launch a new business or find financing for a creative project, you must not only present your ideas in a compelling way - you must also sell yourself, as well. GOOD IN A ROOM shows you how to construct a winning presentation and deliver the kind of performance that will get your project greenlighted, whatever industry you are in.

Screenwriting In A Digital Era

Author: Kathryn Millard
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137319100
Size: 25.77 MB
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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.