Writing Screenplays That Sell, New Twentieth Anniversary Edition

The Complete Guide to Turning Story Concepts into Movie and Television Deals

Author: Michael Hauge

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061791431

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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For more than twenty years, Writing Screenplays That Sell has been hailed as the most complete guide available on the art, craft, and business of writing for movies and television. Now fully revised and updated to reflect the latest trends and scripts, Hollywood story expert and script consultant Michael Hauge walks readers through every step of writing and selling successful screenplays. If you read only one book on the screenwriter's craft, this must be the one.
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Writing Screenplays That Sell

Author: Michael Hauge

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408151464

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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A bestseller for 20 years, Hauge's unique ‘six step' approach to screenwriting strikes the perfect balance between commercial advice, artistic encouragement and lucid examples from hundreds of great films. Hauge's engaging and inspiring book takes you on a journey through story concept, character development, theme, structure and scenes.
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Prewriting Your Screenplay

A Step-by-Step Guide to Generating Stories

Author: Michael Tabb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351058258

Category: Art

Page: 240

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Prewriting Your Screenplay cements all the bricks of a story’s foundations together and forms a single, organic story-growing technique, starting with a blank slate. It shows writers how to design each element so that they perfectly interlock together like pieces of a puzzle, creating a stronger story foundation that does not leave gaps and holes for readers to find. This construction process is performed one piece at a time, one character at a time, building and incorporating each element into the whole. The book provides a clear-cut set of lessons that teaches how to construct that story base around concepts as individual as the writer’s personal opinions, helping to foster an individual writer’s voice. It also features end-of-chapter exercises that offer step-by-step guidance in applying each lesson, providing screenwriters with a concrete approach to building a strong foundation for a screenplay. This is the quintessential book for all writers taking their first steps towards developing a screenplay from nothing, getting them over that first monumental hump, resulting in a well-formulated story concept that is cohesive and professional.
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Writing the Romantic Comedy, Revised and Updated Edition

The Art and Craft of Writing Screenplays That Sell

Author: Billy Mernit

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780062950260

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 448

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"Writing the Romantic Comedy is so much fun to read it could pop a champagne cork."--Alexa Junge, writer and producer of Friends Revised and expanded to celebrate a new generation of romantic comedies, Billy Mernit's insightful look into the mechanics of writing Hollywood's most enduring genre features case studies that reveal the screenwriting secrets behind classics new and old. Whether you're a first-time screenwriter, an intermediate marooned in the rewriting process, or a professional wanting to explore the latest genre trends, this thoroughly charming and insightful guide to the basics of crafting a winning and innovative script will take you step by step from "meet cute" all the way to "joyous defeat." You'll learn the screenwriting secrets behind some of the funniest scenes ever written; how to create characters and dialogue that getsparks flying; why some bedroom scenes sizzle and others fall flat; and much more. Written in a refreshingly accessible style and updated and expanded to recognize the contributions of a fresh generation of romantic comedies, this newly revised 20th Anniversary edition of Writing the Romantic Comedy features case studies drawn from beloved romantic classics such as When Harry Met Sally, Annie Hall, Tootsie, and The Lady Eve to modern-day favorites including Hitch, (500) Days of Summer, Bridesmaids, and Silver Linings Playbook. Field-tested writing exercises are also included, guaranteed to short-circuit potential mistakes and ensure inspiration.
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Screenwriting

Creative Labor and Professional Practice

Author: Bridget Conor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136169482

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

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Screenwriting: Creative Labor and Professional Practice analyzes the histories, practices, identities and subjects which form and shape the daily working lives of screenwriters. Author Bridget Conor considers the ways in which contemporary screenwriters navigate and make sense of the labor markets in which they are immersed. Chapters explore areas including: Screenwriting histories and myths of the profession Screenwriting as creative labor Screenwriters’ working lives Screenwriting work and the how-to genre Screenwriting work and inequalities Drawing on historical and critical perspectives of mainstream screenwriting in the USA and UK, as well as valuable interviews with working screenwriters, this book presents a highly original and multi-faceted study of screenwriting as creative labor and professional practice.
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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 Minds Behind the Games

Interviews with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers

Author: Patrick Hickey, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476631239

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 216

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Featuring interviews with the creators of 36 popular video games—including Deus Ex, Night Trap, Mortal Kombat, Wasteland and NBA Jam—this book gives a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the most influential and iconic (and sometimes forgotten) games of all time. Recounting endless hours of painstaking development, the challenges of working with mega publishers and the uncertainties of public reception, the interviewees reveal the creative processes that produced some of gaming’s classic titles.
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50 Ways of Saying Fabulous

Book 1 20th Anniversary Edition

Author: Graeme Aitken

Publisher: 20Ten Books

ISBN: 0987329367

Category: Fiction

Page: 155

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Billy-Boy preferred culture to cows, but when you’re the only son of a rugby-loving Kiwi farmer, you buckle down and do your chores! And escape into a fantasy world of cross-dressing and theatricals at every other opportunity.
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Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1963: January-June

Author: N.A

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: N.A

Category: Copyright

Page: 1234

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Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)
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The Vertigo Tarot

Author: Rachel Pollack

Publisher: Vertigo

ISBN: 9781401220426

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

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Art: Dave McKean Text: Rachel Pollack Introduction: Neil Gaiman What does YOUR future hold? Find out with the re-release of one of the most-requested and sought-after VERTIGO products of all time: The VERTIGO TAROT DECK SET, in a special gold foil-stamped Sandman 20th Anniversary Edition! With evocative card images and illustrations by award-winning artist Dave McKean, the 78 tarot cards in the set are designed to be utilized by any practitioner of tarot. The Major Arcana of the set features an array of Vertigo characters, including: * The Fool - John Constantine * The Magician - Tim Hunter * The High Priestess - Titania, Queen of Faerie * The Hierophan - Morpheus * The Wheel of Fortune -Destiny of the Endless * Death - Death of the Endless * The Devil - Lucifer * The World - Swamp Thing This new anniversary edition features: Seventy-eight cards with art by Dave McKean, a softcover 128-page book (with a four-color cover by McKean, black and white interior text by tarot expert Rachel Pollack, and an introduction by New York Times best-selling SANDMAN author Neil Gaiman), plus a black velvet-like drawstring bag to hold the tarot cards. The book cover, box front, spines and velvet-quality bag are gold foil-stamped with a special Sandman 20th Anniversary logo. The set is manufactured to order. Advance-solicited; on sale November 5, 2008 * Tarot Deck Set * $39.99
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