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Screenwriting for Dummies

Screenwriting for Dummies

Laura Schellhardt

ISBN: 9780470345405

Providing the most up-to-date information and step-by-step instructions for finding success as a screenwriter, this updated book includes fresh story examples from recently released films, as well as updated information on the most prolific and talented screenwriters writing today.

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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

Laura Schellhardt

Laura Schellhardt

Laura Schellhardt's plays have been produced in New York, Seattle, Chicago, Washington DC, Providence, Minneapolis, Orlando, Sarasota, San Francisco, Los Angeles, North Carolina, Pasadena, Palo Alto, and Provincetown, Massachusetts. Original works include Air Guitar High, Auctioning the Ainsleys (Jeff Award Nominee), The Apothecary's Daughter, How to Remove Blood From a Carpet, The K of D (Jeff ... view full profile

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