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So you want to write a screenplay : a step-by-step guide to writing for film, video, and television

Author: Taylor Gaines
Publisher: Ocala, Florida : Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc., 2016.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2016035474
(OCoLC)952388920
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Taylor Gaines
ISBN: 9781620232163 1620232162
OCLC Number: 969546677
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Screenwriting 101; Screenwriting as a Teen; Celeste Davis; Steven Spielberg; Chapter 1:; What Makes a Great Screenwriter; Qualities; Curiosity; Research skills; Details; Brevity; Flexibility; Dedication; Vision; Writing Commitment; Get inspired; Don't get lonely; Stay strong; Fiction vs. Nonfiction; Fiction writers; Nonfiction writers; Case Study: Writing for Television; Chapter 2:; Learning from the pros; Reading Screenwriting Online; Script reading checklist; Watching and Analyzing Movies; Thinking about movies you like; Thinking about movies you hate. Tropes and original storiesEaster eggs; Watching Foreign Films; The French New Wave; Japanese cinema; The size and scope of Bollywood; The advance of Nollywood; Where to find classic and foreign films; Case Study: Five Things I Wish I Knew From Day One; Chapter 3:; Getting Started: Focusing on Your Story; Research; Location; Language; Occupation; Time period; Research tools; Genre; Setting Your Idea Apart; Creating Characters; Creating believable characters; Characters you need; Case Study: Crafting Your Characters; Writing Scenes; Building energy in a scene; The ticking clock. The business of the sceneSetting the tone of your scenes; Putting the cherry on top; Surprising the viewer with what they already know; Chapter 4:; Storytelling 101; Character Development; Hometown; Family; Culture; Age; Name; Their histories; The Look of Your Characters; Keeping track of it all; Secondary characters; The arc; Writing to Help Understand Your Characters; Creating Structure; Three-act structure; Act 1: The set-up; Act 2: The confrontation; The Visual Medium; Case Study: Runaway Bride; Breaking from the three-act structure; Creating an Outline; Making the cards; Subplots. ConflictMarking the cards; Creating the board; Common script problems; Establishing Voice; Verbal sparring; Nonverbal cues; Subtext; Exposition; Case Study: Five Essential Screenwriting Tips; Chapter 5:; Beginnings and Endings; The Beginning; Introducing your movie; Flipping to page 10; The MacGuffin; Ending; The climax; Working backward; Turning convention on its head; Chapter 6:; Developing Theme; The Greek Chorus; How to Develop Theme; Put a twist on it; Highlighting the theme; Theme and endings for individual characters; Symbolic Elements; Case Study: The Do's and Don'ts of Table Reads. Chapter 7:Look Like a Pro --
Formatting and Revisions; Screenwriting Software; Formatting; Feedback; Opening yourself up to feedback; Rewriting; Case Study: Three Things to Consider Before Writing a Screenplay; Chapter 8:; Become a Marketing Expert; Copyright; Copyrights through the U.S. Copyright Office; Registering your script with the WGA; Researching the Market; The Sale Process; The agent; Query letters; Example of query letter; Follow-up letters; Entering contests; Chapter 9:; Get Your Script on the Screen; Networking; Online networking; Setting up your own website; Independent Films.
Responsibility: by Taylor Gaines.

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