Write a great script and get it into the hands of the Hollywood
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
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