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Writing your screenplay

Author: Lisa Dethridge
Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin ; Northam : Roundhouse, 2004.
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Designed for screenwriters and film professionals looking for more than a formulaic approach to screenplays, this book offers insights into the classic structures and themes which underlie good  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Dethridge
ISBN: 1741140838 9781741140835
OCLC Number: 59305409
Description: 208 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: IntroductionWhy write for the screen?Essential tools for screenplay developmentCreating a screenwriting folioChapter 1: Cinema creates a parallel universeThe demands of art, the industry and the marketUnderstanding the industryThe basic economy of filmWhat makes your audience tick?What makes a good story?Connecting with the audienceHow to create a timely storyWriting a 'period' filmFinding the 'hook'Genre defines audience expectationsPut a twist on familiar themesThe producer's big questions: Who cares? and So what?Exercise 1: Creating your screenwriting folioChapter 2: Know the rules before you break themThe screenplay is a coded documentThe four Ps The protagonist The central dramatic problem The plot The premiseHow the four Ps interlockExercise 2: The log book
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