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Screenwriting For Dummies (Electronic book text, 2nd Revised edition)
Screenwriting For Dummies (Electronic book text, 2nd Revised edition): Laura Schellhardt

Screenwriting For Dummies (Electronic book text, 2nd Revised edition)

Laura Schellhardt; Foreword by John Logan

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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 conclusionCraft living, breathing characters -- from creating the backstory to letting your characters speak to balancing dialogue with actionTurn your story into a script -- from developing an outline and getting over writer's block to formatting your screenplay and handling rewritesPrepare for Hollywood -- from understanding the players and setting your expectations to polishing your copy and protecting your workSell 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 jargonNew story examples from recently released filmsTips on character development, a story's time clock, dramatic structure, and dialogueNew details on developing the nontraditional screenplay -- from musicals to animation to high dramatic styleExpanded information on adaptation and collaboration, with examples from successful screenwriting duos

General

Imprint: For Dummies
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2008
First published: 2008
Authors: Laura Schellhardt
Foreword by: John Logan
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 360
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-470-40643-4
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts > Films, cinema > General
LSN: 0-470-40643-7
Barcode: 9780470406434

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