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Cut to the chase : writing feature films with the pros at UCLA Extension Writers' Program

Author: Linda Venis; UCLA Extension Writers' Program.
Publisher: New York, New York : Gotham Books, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Accomplished writers from the renowned UCLA Extension Writers' Program provide an invaluable how-to book for aspiring feature film writers ... Cut to the Chase is written by professional writers who teach in UCLA Extension Writers' Program, whose alumni's many credits include Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl; Twilight; and the Academy Award nominated Letters from Iwo Jima. From learning how to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Venis; UCLA Extension Writers' Program.
ISBN: 9781592408108 1592408109
OCLC Number: 828246264
Description: xviii, 381 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / by Linda Venis --
From Idea to Outline: Preparing to Write Your Feature Screenplay. Hollywood Storytelling: Its Enduring Appeal and Universal Principles / by Billy Mernit --
Jump-starting the Screenplay / by Jon Bernstein --
"What Happens Next?": Structuring the Screenplay / by Andy Guerdat --
Building Characters / by Cindy Davis --
Deepening Characters and Defining Their Arcs / by Billy Mernit --
Outlining the Screenplay / by Juliet Aires Giglio --
Writing Your First Draft Feature Screenplay. Writing Through the First Draft / by Steve Mazur --
The Who, What, Where, When, Why (and How!) of Writing a Scene / by Dan Vining --
Pictures in motion: scenes and the movement they create / by Chrysanthy Balis --
Rewriting Your Feature Screenplay. Taking the Script to the Next Level: The Rewrite Process Begins / by Quinton Peeples --
The Art and Craft of Dialogue Writing / by Karl Iglesias --
"Show, Don't Tell": Visual Screenwriting / by Philip Eisner --
Polish workshop: Making Your Best Even Better / by Michael Weiss --
Being a Professional in the Movie Business. Demystifying the Business of Feature Film Writing / by Laurence Rosenthal --
Launching and Sustaining a Feature Film Writing Career / by Deborah Dean Davis.
Responsibility: edited by Linda Venis, Director, UCLA Extension Department of the Arts and Writers' Program.

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