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The Art Of Script Editing

Author : Karol Griffiths
ISBN : 1843445077
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Very little has been written about the contribution that script editors make to the industry, yet they are an essential part of film and television script development. The Art of Script Editing provides a comprehensive overview of this vital role, examining its responsibilities and functions during all stages of the development process, both in film and television. A valuable resource for anyone developing a script no matter where they are in the process.

Reading Screenplays

Author : Lucy Scher
ISBN : 9781842435120
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 60. 99 MB
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Essential for script readers, development executives, and producers, this is also an incisive and effective how-to book for screenwriters, clearly illuminating the script assessment process for both story and craft Script readers are often responsible for determining whether a script is even looked at by a producer or development executive, yet those accountable for reading can be on the first rung of the industry ladder and have had little or no training for the task. This user-friendly guide lays bare the process of analyzing film scripts, and is invaluable to anyone looking to work as a script reader, anyone who wants to work in development with writers, and for screenwriters themselves who are seeking guidance on how the industry might respond to their work. With contributions from industry insiders, it includes information on how to write a brilliant script report, storytelling and screen genres, treatments and other short documents, writing clear and detailed analysis of the craft of storytelling for film, and best practice in reading and reporting on scripts. It also includes a full resource section listing useful print and online publications, organizations, and associations.

Writing For Television

Author : Yvonne Grace
ISBN : 9781843443384
Genre : Performing Arts
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Writing for Television by Yvonne Grace is a no-nonsense, direct down-the-lens look at the television industry written from the point of view of a television drama producer who's been there, done it, fought some battles and won the odd award. Written in an engaging, anecdotal tone, Writing for Television provides advice on: Getting an agent; The type of writer television's looking for; The tool kit a television writer needs; The screenwriter/script editor relationship; How to structure a storyline; How to write good treatments and outlines. Packed full of useful insights, links and information, the book includes interviews with successful television writers working today, pointers on how to work collaboratively in the industry and how to make good contacts with the people who can help you get a job.

Short Films

Author : Patrick Nash
ISBN : 9781842435199
Genre : Performing Arts
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Every award-winning short film begins life with a clever idea, a good story and a screenplay. Patrick Nash analyses the process of writing short film screenplays and gives advice on: Story and structure Ideas generation Plot and pace Screenplay format Dos and don'ts Eliciting emotion Dialogue and subtext Character design Protagonists and antagonists Character motivation and goals Conflict, obstacles and stakes Clichés and Stereotypes Beginnings, middles and ends Hooking the viewer Screenplay competitions Loglines, outlines and synopses Rewriting and length Practicalities and budgets The book also includes a number of award-winning scripts and interviews, advice and contributions from their award-winning screenwriters and a discussion of the benefits to writers of writing short screenplays.

The Screenplay Business

Author : Peter Bloore
ISBN : 9780415613323
Genre : Business & Economics
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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.

Writing The Character Centered Screenplay Updated And Expanded Edition

Author : Andrew Horton
ISBN : 0520924177
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 72. 24 MB
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"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.

Process To Product

Author : Brian Herskowitz
ISBN : 1489546839
Genre : Motion picture authorship
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Process to Product is written by industry professional Brian Herskowitz, an award winning writer, producer, director with twenty-five years of teaching experience. The book guides the student writer through the process of screenwriting, simply and clearly, from the development of an idea through the finished, polished script. Easy to understand with in-depth examples and helpful exercises, this book puts the reader on the path to the best screenplay they can create.

Writing Selling Thriller Screenplays

Author : Lucy Hay
ISBN : 9781842439722
Genre : Performing Arts
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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...

The Uk Scriptwriters Survival Handbook

Author : Tim Clague
ISBN : 1511426330
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To make it as a scriptwriter, a working writer, a writer who gets paid, you need to have the right attitude and approach. This guide is going to break down practical and proactive techniques to help you get started, and show you how to maintain a career once you're up and running. It's a guide that's less about the craft of scriptwriting and more about being a working writer. There are lots of books about rare occurrences of someone "selling it big." This book is about being part of the hard-working majority, not a one-off fluke. If you picked up a book about investing your money, you'd be rightly disappointed if the advice inside was "win the lottery." There'll be no "sell a script for a million dollars on your first go" nonsense here. This book is about long-term success through graft. How do you survive as a writer? FOREWORD BY TONY JORDAN - "Tim and Danny have put together some great tips for surviving the (writing) process. "What a great book, I wish there'd been something like this around five years ago." Michelle Lipton (Hollyoaks, Rocket Island) "This is awesome. I'm so glad I have it!" Sophie Petzal (Wolfblood, Danger Mouse) "Illustrations by Emily Gilbert"

Story Sense A Screenwriter S Guide For Film And Television

Author : Paul Lucey
ISBN : 0070389969
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 50. 77 MB
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This is the first true textbook for a course in screenwriting. Story Sense provides specific strategies for writing story, character, and script. A wealth of techniques are suggested so that screenwriters can select those that work best for them. The book has been conceived as a working manual for screenwriters and offers hands-on advice for solving the many problems that crop up as the work progresses. In addition, the book includes examples of script format, a glossary of film terms, the Writer's Guild's compensation terms, and such insider examples as a sample studio script evaluation form, a sample script analysis, a sample studio reader's questionnaire, and a sample re-write.

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