Screenwriting in a Digital Era

Screenwriting in a Digital Era

Screenwriting in a Digital Era examines the practices of writing for the screen from early Hollywood to the new realism.

Author: Kathryn Millard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137319104

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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Screenwriting in a Digital Era examines the practices of writing for the screen from early Hollywood to the new realism. Looking back to prehistories of the form, Kathryn Millard links screenwriting to visual and oral storytelling around the globe, and explores new methods of collaboration and authorship in the digital environment.
Categories: Performing Arts

Ethics in Screenwriting

Ethics in Screenwriting

Storytelling in World Cinemas, Volume Two: Contexts. New York: Columbia
University Press. Macdonald, Ian W. 2013. Screenwriting Poetics and the Screen
Idea. Basingstoke: Palgrave ... Screenwriting in a Digital Era. Basingstoke:
Palgrave ...

Author: Steven Maras

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137544933

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 263

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Ethics in Screenwriting: New Perspectives is a book that breaks new ground by forging a link between screenwriting research and a burgeoning interest in film, media, and narrative ethics. Going beyond the orthodox discussion of morality of film and television, the collection focuses on ethics in screenwriting. Building on a new wave of screenwriting research, as well as a ‘turn to ethics’ in humanities and media studies scholarship, this title forms a bridge between these areas in a unique analysis of a key area of media practice. Each essay goes beyond the general discussion of ethics and media to engage with specific aspects of screenwriting or scripting. Written for readers interested in questions of ethics as well as screenwriting, the collection offers new perspectives on ethical questions associated with Writers and their Production Environment; Actuality and History; and Character and Narrative.
Categories: Performing Arts

Screenwriting

Screenwriting

At the same time, screenwriters were fighting for a toehold in the new economics
of the video (and subsequently digital) era. On the one hand, the late 1980s and
early 1990s gave writers a brief glimpse of fame and fortune during the spec ...

Author: Andrew Horton

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813563428

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Screenwriters often joke that “no one ever paid a dollar at a movie theater to watch a screenplay.” Yet the screenplay is where a movie begins, determining whether a production gets the “green light” from its financial backers and wins approval from its audience. This innovative volume gives readers a comprehensive portrait of the art and business of screenwriting, while showing how the role of the screenwriter has evolved over the years. Reaching back to the early days of Hollywood, when moonlighting novelists, playwrights, and journalists were first hired to write scenarios and photoplays, Screenwriting illuminates the profound ways that screenwriters have contributed to the films we love. This book explores the social, political, and economic implications of the changing craft of American screenwriting from the silent screen through the classical Hollywood years, the rise of independent cinema, and on to the contemporary global multi-media marketplace. From The Birth of a Nation (1915), Gone With the Wind (1939), and Gentleman’s Agreement (1947) to Chinatown (1974), American Beauty (1999), and Lost in Translation (2003), each project began as writers with pen and ink, typewriters, or computers captured the hopes and dreams, the nightmares and concerns of the periods in which they were writing. As the contributors take us behind the silver screen to chronicle the history of screenwriting, they spotlight a range of key screenplays that changed the game in Hollywood and beyond. With original essays from both distinguished film scholars and accomplished screenwriters, Screenwriting is sure to fascinate anyone with an interest in Hollywood, from movie buffs to industry professionals.
Categories: Performing Arts

A History of the Screenplay

A History of the Screenplay

Loughney, Patrick, 'From Rip Van Winkle to Jesus of Nazareth: Thoughts on the
Origins of the American Screenplay', Film ... Millard, Kathryn, 'After the Typewriter:
The Screenplay in a Digital Era', Journal of Screenwriting 1.1 (2010), pp. 11–25 ...

Author: S. Price

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137315700

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 278

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The screenplay is currently the focus of extensive critical re-evaluation, however, as yet there has been no comprehensive study of its historical development. International in scope and placing emphasis on the development and variety of screenplay texts themselves, this book will be an important and innovative addition to the current literature.
Categories: Performing Arts

Analysing the Screenplay

Analysing the Screenplay

Millard, Kathryn (2008) Australian Screen production Education and research
Association 2008 Conference papers. UrL: http://www.aspera.org.au/node/29 (
accessed dec. 2009). –– (2010) 'After the Typewriter: Screenwriting in a digital
Era', ...

Author: Jill Nelmes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136912450

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Analysing the Screenplay highlights the screenplay as an important form in itself, as opposed to merely being the first stage of the production process.
Categories: Performing Arts

Mobile Media Making in an Age of Smartphones

Mobile Media Making in an Age of Smartphones

Like much literature on screenwriting in the digital era, with its focuses on
experimental, nonmainstream script development that privileges the writer-
director, it is not clear whether Maras is referring to the execution of a screenplay
(writing) or ...

Author: M. Berry

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137469816

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

View: 328

With the rise of smartphones and the proliferation of applications, the ways everyday media users and creative professionals represent, experience, and share the everyday is changing. This collection reflects on emergent creative practices and digital ethnographies of new socialities associated with smartphone cameras in everyday life.
Categories: Social Science

TV Writing On Demand

TV Writing On Demand

Regardless of what new platforms and channels will emerge in the coming years, for creators and writers, the future of entertainment has never looked brighter. This book goes beyond an analysis of what makes great programming work.

Author: Neil Landau

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351784207

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 314

View: 356

TV Writing On Demand: Creating Great Content in the Digital Era takes a deep dive into writing for today’s audiences, against the backdrop of a rapidly evolving TV ecosystem. Amazon, Hulu and Netflix were just the beginning. The proliferation of everything digital has led to an ever-expanding array of the most authentic and engaging programming that we’ve ever seen. No longer is there a distinction between broadcast, cable and streaming. It’s all content. Regardless of what new platforms and channels will emerge in the coming years, for creators and writers, the future of entertainment has never looked brighter. This book goes beyond an analysis of what makes great programming work. It is a master course in the creation of entertainment that does more than meet the standards of modern audiences—it challenges their expectations. Among other essentials, readers will discover how to: Satisfy the binge viewer: analysis of the new genres, trends and how to make smart initial decisions for strong, sustainable story. Plus, learn from the rebel who reinvented an entire format. Develop iconic characters: how to foster audience alignment and allegiance, from empathy and dialogue to throwing characters off their game, all through the lens of authenticity and relatability. Create a lasting, meaningful career in the evolving TV marketplace: how to overcome trips, traps and tropes, the pros and cons of I.P.; use the Show Bible as a sales tool and make the most of the plethora of new opportunities out there. A companion website offers additional content including script excerpts, show bible samples, interviews with television content creators, and more.
Categories: Performing Arts

Screenwriting

Screenwriting

After all , not only is cinema currently going through an era of substantial and
farreaching transformation , but in our digital era the very notion of writing itself is
shifting . ( 2006 ) This description of screenwriting highlights several points of ...

Author: Steven Maras

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078794248

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 227

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Working across contemporary histories of film and screenwriting, and US screenwriting manuals from the 1910s and 1920s, this volume breaks new ground in thinking about the nature of scripting, and how screenwriting took shape as a particular kind of practice.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Pleasures of Structure

The Pleasures of Structure

Learning Screenwriting Through Case Studies Julian Hoxter. EXT. ICE PLAIN –
BATTLEFIELD – HOTH ... In the era of immersive digital special effects this
became less the job of the screenwriter. All of these issues were still important,
but the ...

Author: Julian Hoxter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441164261

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

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The Pleasures of Structure starts from the premise that the ability to develop a well understood and articulated story structure is the most important skill a screenwriter can develop. For example, good structure requires a great premise and rigorous character development. Without clear character motivations and goals--which are themselves indicative of key structural beats--your story is going exactly nowhere. Using the simple and flexible 'W' model of screenplay structure developed in the prequel Write What You Don't Know, Hoxter sets this out as its starting point. This model is tested against a range of examples which are chosen to explore the flexibility not only of that model but of movie storytelling more generally. Writers and students often worry that they are asked to work 'to formula'. This book will test that formula to breaking point. For example, the first case study will offer the example of a well written, professional, mainstream movie against which our later and more adventurous examples can be compared. So the lessons we learn examining the animated family adventure movie How To Train Your Dragon lead us directly to ask questions of our second case study, the acclaimed Swedish vampire movie Låt den Rätte Komma In (Let The Right One In). Both movies have protagonists with the same basic problem, the same goal, and they use the same basic structure to tell their stories. Of course they are very different films and they work on their audiences in very different ways. Our linked case studies will expose how simple choices, like reversing the order of elements of the protagonist's transformational arc and shifting ownership of key story beats, has an enormous impact on how we respond to a structural model that is otherwise functionally identical.
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FilmCraft Screenwriting

FilmCraft  Screenwriting

I was really into the analog/digital thing. My angle was, “The fun of this movie is
that a Die Hard movieitself seems like a relic of another era, and so we're going
toplay with that and have McClane himself seemlike a man out of time.” I was
very ...

Author: Tim Grierson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136070617

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Screenwriting looks at the foundation on which every great film is built—the script. Whether an original concept or an adaptation, the screenplay is the key to the success of a movie—good dialogue, story pacing, and character development are the framework everything else hangs on. Featuring in-depth interviews with modern masters of film including Stephen Gaghan, Guillermo Arriaga, Caroline Thompson, Hossein Amini, and Jean-Claude Carrière, this book reveals the mysteries behind how the best scripts are written and reach the screen.
Categories: Performing Arts

Class Struggle in Hollywood 1930 1950

Class Struggle in Hollywood  1930 1950

Though the moguls sought to show otherwise , making a decent movie without a
competent screenplay based on a sound idea was tough . Even in the digital era
of the twenty - first century , dispensing with writers - unlike other guilds and ...

Author: Gerald Horne

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050009821

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 331

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"This book is destined to be a bombshell in the field and perhaps far beyond the field." -Paul Buhle, coauthor of Tender Comrades: A Backstory of the Hollywood Blacklist As World War II wound down in 1945 and the cold war heated up, the skilled trades that made up the Conference of Studio Unions (CSU) began a tumultuous strike at the major Hollywood studios. This turmoil escalated further when the studios retaliated by locking out CSU in 1946. This labor unrest unleashed a fury of Red-baiting that allowed studio moguls to crush the union and seize control of the production process, with far-reaching consequences. This engrossing book probes the motives and actions of all the players to reveal the full story of the CSU strike and the resulting lockout of 1946. Gerald Horne draws extensively on primary materials and oral histories to document how limited a "threat" the Communist party actually posed in Hollywood, even as studio moguls successfully used the Red scare to undermine union clout, prevent film stars from supporting labor, and prove the moguls' own patriotism. Horne also discloses that, unnoticed amid the turmoil, organized crime entrenched itself in management and labor, gaining considerable control over both the "product" and the profits of Hollywood. This research demonstrates that the CSU strike and lockout were a pivotal moment in Hollywood history, with consequences for everything from production values, to the kinds of stories told in films, to permanent shifts in the centers of power.
Categories: Business & Economics

Making Short Films Third Edition

Making Short Films  Third Edition

That's the writer'sjob—and many successful screenwriters dream
ofbeingdirectors. ... Lifein the digital era is much easier. Most universities and
colleges across the world offerfilm and media courses with knowledgeable
tutorsand loads of gear ...

Author: Clifford Thurlow

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780857854339

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

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Making movies is the most exciting way to earn a living and it is not surprising that media and film studies remain the most popular courses at colleges across the western world. A short film provides an opportunity for elliptical, poetic, condensed story telling. Shorts can take risks rarely seen in features. It is the arena where a strong voice or individual vision is possible; an invitation for experimentation and originality. Making Short Films, 3rd edition is entirely revised and restructured, providing a much more complete and detailed guide to filmmaking, with more information on new technology, illustrations and ideas for best practice.
Categories: Performing Arts

Filmmaker

Filmmaker

DIGITAL FILMMAKING HOTLIST 1998 marked the year the " Digital Filmmaking
Revolution " finally broke out and ... THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER
SCREENWRITING TEACHER IN THE WORLD ” -THE HOLLYWOOD
REPORTER FINAL DRAIT ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113344753

Category: Motion pictures

Page:

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Categories: Motion pictures

Making Sense of Movies Filmmaking in the Hollywood Style

Making Sense of Movies  Filmmaking in the Hollywood Style

The Emergence of Filmic Artifacts : Cinema and Cinematography in the Digital
Era , Stephen Prince , Film Quarterly , Spring ... Screenwriting with Your Eyes : An
Interview with Suso Cecchi d ' Amico , A . G . Basoli , Cineaste , Fall 2002 Suso ...

Author: Robert Stanley

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 0072397659

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

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Making Sense of Movies is a film appreciation text that focuses on the Hollywood style of moviemaking to examine the aesthetic, historical, and theoretical aspects of film studies. The text focuses on a limited number of significant movies to provide greater depth of knowledge and understanding, gradually expanding the number of films with each chapter.
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Adweek

Adweek

... nothing if not digital world . ” reassuring to Madison Avenue's would - be Even
in the industry's more traditional screenwriters . The petulant prehistoric pitch-
repurposing of ideas , agencies are losing out . men , created by The Martin
Agency ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556038581765

Category: Advertising

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Script wise

Script wise

This is an eye-opening backstory that illuminates and clarifies an ever-expanding writing specialty.

Author: Stefani Warren

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 154542344X

Category:

Page: 76

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"The topic is scriptwriting - the job requirements, the writing requirements, and the occupational hazards and challenges." Previously available only to clients of Script Wizard Software, this engaging little pamphlet effectively takes readers from no knowledge to a thorough understanding of scriptwriting in under fifty pages. Published originally in 1993 to support a rising tide of aspiring screenwriters unfamiliar with the form and production requirements, Script-wise gives newcomers perspective on what they are trying to accomplish, an understanding of scriptwriting formats and conventions, and insight on how to leverage that understanding while writing. One of the first texts on scriptwriting in the digital era, Warren's approach and style have been imitated but Script-wise remains unique in its understanding of the problems that plague the novice, and in the practical solutions it offers. It is for students of writing and media, but it is also for novelists and playwrights adapting works for the screen, for writers stalled on a first script, or anyone who wants to write a script but doesn't know where to start. This is an eye-opening backstory that illuminates and clarifies an ever-expanding writing specialty.
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Digital Youth

Digital Youth

Emerging Literacies on the World Wide Web Jonathan Alexander ... Writing in “
Using Digital Tools to Foster Critical Inquiry , ” Richard Beach and Bertram C .
Bruce suggest the following : While ... In the era of the dominance of the screen ,
writing appears on the screen subject “ Hidden Literacies " : An Introduction.

Author: Jonathan Alexander

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: UVA:X004898937

Category: Computers

Page: 414

View: 479

Argues that the youth use the Web to experiment with and deploy a number of rhetorical strategies that tell about their vision for the communications technologies and the literacy practices they use to engage that technology. This book aims to offer a portrait of the future use of communications technologies, particularly the Web.
Categories: Computers

Backstory 3

Backstory 3

Interviews with screenwriters

Author: Patrick McGilligan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520204271

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 428

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Interviews with screenwriters
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The New York Times Magazine

The New York Times Magazine

So Dyson predicts that while individual actors and screenwriters will continue to
command good prices for their creative ... The best digital-era employees for
information peddlers,* she says, will be fast on their feet, self-propelled and
effective ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017439568

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