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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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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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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Script Culture and the American Screenplay

Author: Kevin Alexander Boon

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814335710

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 9834

By considering the screenplay as a literary object worthy of critical inquiry, this volume breaks new ground in film studies.
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Screenplay

The Foundations of Screenwriting

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780307423269

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script.. Here are easily understood guidelines to make film-writing accessible to novices and to help practiced writers improve their scripts. Syd Field pinpoints the structural and stylistic elements essential to every good screenplay. He presents a step-by-step, comprehensive technique for writing the script that will succeed. •Why are the first ten pages of your script crucially important? •How do you collaborate successfully with someone else? •How do you adapt a novel, a play, or an article into a screenplay? •How do you market your script? From the Trade Paperback edition.
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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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Spirit Horse II

Carousel Horse Workbook and Screenplay

Author: Elizabeth Wiley JD MA

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781490792408

Category:

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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Secrets of the Screen Trade

From Concept to Sale

Author: Allen B. Ury

Publisher: Lone Eagle Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781580650601

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 165

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Everyone in the industry -- from the 'D-girl' to the most powerful mogul -- is by now familiar with 'the three-act paradigm' and knows its rules. Ury has developed his own set of rules and guidelines that have been tested against hundreds of screenplays. These theories make up the core of this book. Ury covers everything from developing a marketable screenplay, to creating viable villains, to writing effective set pieces, to pleasing professionals readers and studio executives.
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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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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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The Screenwriter's Problem Solver

How to Recognize, Identify, and Define Screenwriting Problems

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0307570053

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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All writing is rewriting. But what do you change, and how do you change it? All screenplays have problems. They happened to Die Hard: With a Vengeance and Broken Arrow-and didn't get fixed, leaving the films flawed. They nearly shelved Platoon-until Oliver Stone rewrote the first ten pages and created a classic. They happen to every screenwriter. But good writers see their problems as a springboard to creativity. Now bestselling author Syd Field, who works on over 1,000 screenplays a year, tells you step-by-step how to identify and fix common screenwriting problems, providing the professional secrets that make movies brilliant-secrets that can make your screenplay one headed for success...or even Cannes. Learn how to: •Understand what makes great stories work •Make your screenplay work in the first ten pages, using Thelma & Louise and Dances With Wolves as models •Use a "dream assignment" to let your creative self break free overnight •Make action build character, the way Quentin Tarantino does •Recover when you hit the "wall"-and overcome writer's block forever From the Trade Paperback edition.
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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

View: 8218

Recommends books and products dealing with computers, language, networking, video, communication, music, art, math, business and creativity
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The Screenwriter's Bible

A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script

Author: David Trottier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935247104

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 442

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The 20th anniversary edition of one of the most popular, authoritative, and useful books on screenwriting. A standard by which other screenwriting books are measured, it has sold over 250,000 copies in its twenty-year life. Always up-to-date and reliable, it contains everything that both the budding and working screenwriter need under one cover - five books in one! A Screenwriting Primer -- that provides a concise course in screenwriting basics; A Screenwriting Workbook -- that walks you through the complete writing process, from nascent ideas through final revisions; A Formatting Guide -- that thoroughly covers todays correct formats for screenplays and TV scripts; A Spec Writing Guide -- that demonstrates todays spec style through sample scenes and analysis, with an emphasis on grabbing the readers interest in the first ten pages; A Sales and Marketing Guide -- that presents proven strategies to help you create a laser-sharp marketing plan. Among this books wealth of practical information are sample query letters, useful worksheets and checklists, hundreds of examples, sample scenes, and straightforward explanations of screenwriting fundamentals. This 6th edition is full of new examples, the latest practices, and new material on non-traditional screenplay outlets.
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The Ultimate Writers Workbook

Author: Serita Deborah Stevens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781628651003

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 324

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The Ultimate Writer s Workbook is intended for both the fiction and non-fiction author; for the novice as well as the professional. It guides writers from the inception of their story to final publication, or completion of their screenplay. The Workbook covers plotting, characterization, outlines, preparing a synopsis, query letters, finding an agent, publisher, producer, self-publishing, and publicity. Each chapter explains what to do and what to avoid. The Workbook is a comprehensive reference tool and a must have for any serious writer's shelf. Serita Deborah Stevens is a highly acclaimed and award-winning writer of over 32 books and short stories as well as numerous screenplays. Her nonfiction titles, Book of Poisons (Writer's Digest Books), has been a bestseller for many years, and The Forensic Nurse (St. Martin's Press) has been optioned by Fox Studios. She also wrote the prequel of the successful TV series, Cagney and Lacey. Stevens holds a Master s Degree in Communications and Writing from Antioch University (London, England) and has taught at a variety of schools including UCLA, USC, and Loyola Marymount. She was a board member of Film Industry Network and is an active member of Women in Film and the Alameda Writer's Group. She currently resides in Los Angeles. www.seritastevens.com"
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