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Screenwriting For Dummies

Screenwriting For Dummies

by Laura Schellhardt

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 13/06/2008

RRP  $30.95 $25.25
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 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

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
Creative writing & creative writing guides
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of origin:
United States
2nd Edition
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