Screenplay Workbook

The Writing Before the Writing

Author: Jeremy Robinson,Tom Mungovan

Publisher: Lone Eagle

ISBN: 0307875202

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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An instructional manual combined with proprietary worksheets, charts and fill-in lists designed to give screenwriters a better way to focus on the task of writing a screenplay.
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The Screenwriter's Workbook

Exercises and Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating a Successful Screenplay,Newly Revised and Updated

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0307497720

Category: Reference

Page: 320

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At last! The classic screenwriting workbook—now completely revised and updated—from the celebrated lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author, Syd Field: “the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world”* No one knows more about screenwriting than Syd Field—and now the ultimate Hollywood insider shares his secrets and expertise, completely updating his bestselling workbook for a new generation of screenwriters. Filled with new material—including fresh insights and anecdotes from the author and analyses of films from Pulp Fiction to Brokeback Mountain—The Screenwriter’s Workbook is your very own hands-on workshop, the book that allows you to participate in the processes that have made Syd Field’s workshops invaluable to beginners and working professionals alike. Follow this workbook through to the finish, and you’ll end up with a complete and salable script! Learn how to: • Define the idea on which your script will be built • Create the model—the paradigm—that professionals use • Bring your characters to life • Write dialogue like a pro • Structure your screenplay for success from the crucial first pages to the final act Here are systematic instructions, easy-to-follow exercises, a clear explanation of screenwriting basics, and expert advice at every turn—all the moment-to-moment, line-by-line help you need to transform your initial idea into a professional screenplay that’s earmarked for success. The Perfect Companion Volume to Syd Field’s Revised and Updated Edition of Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting *Hollywood Reporter From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Script Culture and the American Screenplay

Author: Kevin Alexander Boon

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814335710

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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By considering the screenplay as a literary object worthy of critical inquiry, this volume breaks new ground in film studies.
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The Essential Screenplay (3-Book Bundle)

Screenplay, Screenwriter's Workbook, and Screenwriter's Problem Solver

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 1101969598

Category: Reference

Page: 1040

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Hollywood’s script guru teaches you how to write a screenplay in the ultimate three-volume guide to writing for film—featuring “the ‘bible’ of screenwriting” (The New York Times). This blockbuster ebook bundle includes: SCREENPLAY • THE SCREENWRITER’S WORKBOOK • THE SCREENWRITER’S PROBLEM SOLVER Syd Field was “the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world” according to The Hollywood Reporter. His pioneering insights into structure, concept, and character launched innumerable careers. Now in one handy collection, his invaluable expertise is available to aspiring writers and working professionals alike. The Essential Screenplay contains Syd Field’s Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting, the industry standard for script development; The Screenwriter’s Workbook, a hands-on workshop full of practical exercises for creating successful screenplays; and The Screenwriter’s Problem Solver, a guide to identifying and fixing problems in your latest draft. Throughout, you’ll learn: • why the first ten pages of your script are crucially important • how to visually “grab” the reader from page one • what makes great stories work • the basics of writing dialogue • the essentials of creating great characters • how to adapt a novel, a play, or an article for the screen • the three ways to claim legal ownership of your work • tips for allowing your creative self to break free when you hit the “wall” • how to overcome writer’s block forever Featuring expert analysis of popular films including Pulp Fiction, Thelma & Louise, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Essential Screenplay will transform your initial idea into a screenplay that’s destined for success—and maybe even Cannes. Praise for Syd Field “The most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world.”—The Hollywood Reporter “Syd Field is the preeminent analyzer in the study of American screenplays.”—James L. Brooks, Academy Award–winning writer, director, producer “I based Like Water for Chocolate on what I learned in Syd’s books. Before, I always felt structure imprisoned me, but what I learned was structure really freed me to focus on the story.”—Laura Esquivel, writer, Like Water for Chocolate
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James Cameron

Interviews

Author: Brent Dunham

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 161703133X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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James Cameron (b. 1954) is lauded as one of the most successful and innovative filmmakers of the last thirty years. His films often break records, both in their massive budgets and in their box-office earnings. They include such hits as The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Titanic, and Avatar. Part scientist, part dramatist, Cameron combines these two qualities into inventive and captivating films that often push the boundaries of special effects to accommodate his imagination. James Cameron: Interviews chronicles the writer-director’s rise through the Hollywood system, highlighted by his “can-do” attitude and his insatiable drive to make the best film possible. As a young boy growing up in Canada, Cameron imagined himself an astronaut, a deep-sea explorer, a science fiction writer, or a filmmaker. Transplanted to southern California, he would go on to realize many of those boyhood fantasies. This collection of interviews provides glimpses of the filmmaker as he advances from Roger Corman's underling to “king of the world.” The interviews are drawn from a number of sources including TV appearances and conversations on blogs, which have never been published in print. Spanning more than twenty years, this collection constructs a concise and thorough examination of Cameron, a filmmaker who has almost single-handedly ushered Hollywood into the twenty-first century.
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English Language, Literature and Creative Writing

A Practical Guide for Students

Author: Sarah Dobbs,Val Jessop,Devon Campbell-Hall,Terry McDonough,Cath Nichols

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783082925

Category: Study Aids

Page: 198

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A practical, easy-to-read guide that aims to help undergraduate students cope with the demands of English and Creative Writing degrees. Written by lecturers and industry professionals with decades of experience in professional writing and higher education, this book also includes hints and tips from previous students.
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Stalled

Jump-Starting the Canadian Economy

Author: Michael Hlinka

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459723627

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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For the fifty years following the Second World War, Canada enjoyed a period of spectacular economic growth — the economy quadruple in size and the living standard of most Canadians steadily improved. However, in the years since, Canada has suffered from economic stagnation. Businesses keep closing, and Canadians find it harder to get and keep a good job. Increasingly, Canadians have relied on consumer debt to help mask the underlying problems, but for many even that temporary form of relief is no longer an option. In Stalled, Michael Hlinka explains what drove Canada's five-decade expansion and what has put us in the rut we're currently in. He also shows that there are solutions for Canada as a country and for individual Canadians, and that we can get out of the rut we're in if we start doing the things that once made us great. Stalled shows how.
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Secrets of Screenplay Structure

How to Recognize and Emulate the Structural Frameworks of Great Films

Author: Linda J. Cowgill

Publisher: Lone Eagle Publishing Company, LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 318

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In her new book, Linda Cowgill articulates the concepts of successful screenplay structure in a clear language, based on the study of great films from the thirties to present day. Secrets of Screenplay Structure helps writers understand how and why great films work as well as how great form and function can combine to bring a story alive. Cowgill includes many helpful anecdotes, insider strategies, as well as do's and dont's which will help readers make their writing more professional, and therefore, more marketable.
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Signal

Communication Tools for the Information Age

Author: Kevin Kelly

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 226

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Recommends books and products dealing with computers, language, networking, video, communication, music, art, math, business and creativity
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Four Screenplays

Studies in the American Screenplay

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0307569527

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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In a field being transformed by technology, Syd Field shows you what works and why and how to find new ways to create a truly outstanding film using four extraordinary examples: Thelma & Louise, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, The Silence Of The Lambs, and Dances With Wolves. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Screenplay

The Foundations of Screenwriting

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780307423269

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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Hollywood’s script guru teaches you how to write a screenplay in “the ‘bible’ of screenwriting” (The New York Times)—now celebrating forty years of screenwriting success! Syd Field’s books on the essential structure of emotionally satisfying screenplays have ignited lucrative careers in film and television since 1979. In this revised edition of his premiere guide, the underpinnings of successful onscreen narratives are revealed in clear and encouraging language that will remain wise and practical as long as audiences watch stories unfold visually—from hand-held devices to IMAX to virtual reality . . . and whatever comes next. As the first person to articulate common structural elements unique to successful movies, celebrated producer, lecturer, teacher and bestselling author Syd Field has gifted us a classic text. From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script, here are fundamental guidelines to help all screenwriters—novices and Oscar-winners—hone their craft and sell their work. In Screenplay, Syd Field can help you discover: • Why the first ten pages of every script are crucial to keeping professional readers’ interest • How to visually “grab” these influential readers from page one, word one • Why structure and character are the basic components of all narrative screenplays • How to adapt a novel, a play, or an article into a saleable script • Tips on protecting your work—three ways to establish legal ownership of screenplays • Vital insights on writing authentic dialogue, crafting memorable characters, building strong yet flexible storylines (form, not formula), overcoming writer's block, and much more Syd Field is revered as the original master of screenplay story structure, and this guide continues to be the industry’s gold standard for learning the foundations of screenwriting.
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Spirit Horse Ii

Carousel Horse Workbook and Screenplay

Author: Elizabeth Wiley JD MA

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490792430

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

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The original Carousel Horse is a children’s book, an inclusion book for teaching young people who may or may not be able to attend on-site equine therapy. We have found using a screenplay allows young people to integrate the material even though they are not able to attend an on-site program.
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Selling a Screenplay

The Screenwriter's Guide to Hollywood

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0440502446

Category: Reference

Page: 282

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A guide to aspiring screenwriters analyzes what producers and movie executives look for in a screenplay and offers insider tips and stories on selling a screenplay.
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English Grammar Workbook For Dummies

Author: Nuala O'Sullivan,Geraldine Woods

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470664541

Category: Education

Page: 328

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English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition is grammar First Aid for anyone wanting to perfect their English and develop the practical skills needed to write and speak correctly. Each chapter focuses on key grammatical principles, with easy-to-follow theory and examples as well as practice questions and explanations. From verbs, prepositions and tenses, to style, expressions and tricky word traps, this hands-on workbook is essential for both beginners looking to learn and practise the basics of English grammar, and those who want to brush up skills they already have - quickly, easily, and with confidence. English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition covers: Part I: Laying the Groundwork: Grammar Basics Chapter 1: Placing the Proper Verb in the Proper Place Chapter 2: Matchmaker, Make Me a Match: Pairing Subjects and Verbs Correctly Chapter 3: Who Is She, and What Is It? The Lowdown on Pronouns Chapter 4: Finishing What You Start: Writing Complete Sentences Part II: Mastering Mechanics Chapter 5: Exercising Comma Sense Chapter 6: Made You Look! Punctuation Marks That Demand Attention Chapter 7: One Small Mark, a Whole New Meaning: Apostrophes Chapter 8: "Let Me Speak!" Quotation Marks Chapter 9: Hitting the Big Time: Capital Letters Part III: The Pickier Points of Correct Verb and Pronoun Use Chapter 10: The Case of It (And Other Pronouns) Chapter 11: Choosing the Best Pronoun for a Tricky Sentence Chapter 12: Travelling in Time: Tricky Verb-Tense Situations Chapter 13: Are You and Your Verbs in the Right Mood? Part IV: All You Need to Know about Descriptions and Comparisons Chapter 14: Writing Good or Well: Adjectives and Adverbs Chapter 15: Going on Location: Placing Descriptions Correctly Chapter 16: For Better or Worse: Forming Comparisons Chapter 17: Apples and Oranges: Improper Comparisons Part V: Writing with Style Chapter 18: Keeping Your Balance Chapter 19: Spicing Up and Trimming Down Your Sentences Chapter 20: Steering Clear of Tricky Word Traps Part VI: The Part of Tens Chapter 21: Ten Over-corrections Chapter 22: Ten Errors to Avoid at All Cost
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Screenplay Companion

A Workbook for Screenwriters

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780963917751

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Page: N.A

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Screenplay Concept Workbook: A Workbook for Screenplay Concepts

Author: By the Book

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781797494869

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 124

View: 7796

The Screenplay Concept Workbook is perfect for working out screenplay concepts. Each half blank, half lined page for sketches and concepts is followed by a lined page to write down scene descriptions and dialogue. Blank books are perfect for recording your experiences and reflections. Keeping track of goals and recording thoughts is ultra-convenient with these beautiful blank journals. If you want to take notes in a meeting or cafe, or keep track of your goals and plans, we have a journal to suit your personality. By the Book.
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How Not to Write a Screenplay

101 Common Mistakes Most Screenwriters Make

Author: Denny Martin Flinn

Publisher: Lone Eagle Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781580650151

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

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Offers advice on how to avoid the pitfalls of bad screenwriting, including spelling and typos, character description, camera work, and structure
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