The Hollywood Standard

Author: Christopher Riley
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
ISBN: 9781615930043
Release Date: 2009-08-01
Genre:

The Hollywood Standard describes in clear, vivid prose and hundreds of examples how to format every element of a screenplay or television script. A reference for everyone who writes for the screen, from the novice to the veteran, this is the dictionary of script format, with instructions for formatting everything from the simplest master scene heading to the most complex and challenging musical underwater dream sequence. This new edition includes a quick start guide, plus new chapters on avoiding a dozen deadly formatting mistakes, clarifying the difference between a spec script and production script, and mastering the vital art of proofreading. For the first time, readers will find instructions for formatting instant messages, text messages, email exchanges and caller ID.

The Hollywood Standard

Author: Christopher Riley
Publisher:
ISBN: 1932907637
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Performing Arts

Describes in clear, vivid prose and hundreds of examples how to format every element of a screenplay or television script, with new chapters on avoiding a dozen deadly formatting mistakes, clarifying the difference between a spec script and production script, and mastering the vital art of proofreading. Original.

The Hollywood Standard

Author: Christopher Riley
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
ISBN: 1932907017
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Performing Arts

Finally, there's a script format guide that is accurate, complete and easy to use, written by Hollywood's foremost authority on industry standard script formats. Riley's guide is filled with clear, concise, complete instructions and hundreds of examples to take the guesswork out of a multitude of formatting questions that perplex screenwriters, waste their time and steal their confidence. You'll learn how to get into and out of a POV shot, how to set up a telephone intercut, what to capitalize and why, how to control pacing with format, and more.

The Complete Book of Scriptwriting

Author: J Michael Straczynski
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 1582971587
Release Date: 2002-07-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

An experienced scriptwriter and producer explains how to write and sell plays for television, radio, motion pictures, animated features, and the stage and surveys the characteristics and requirements of each medium. Original.

Horror Screenwriting

Author: Devin Watson
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
ISBN: 9781615930364
Release Date: 2009-11-01
Genre:

The horror genre has one of the longest, most distinguished, and often misunderstood bloodlines in history. It is often overlooked by critics, Watson argues, who miss the hard-hitting commentary on society and life contained in these works.

Your Screenplay Sucks

Author: William M Akers
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
ISBN: 9781615930180
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre:

A lifetime member of the Writer's Guild of America who has had three feature films produced from his screenplays, Akers offers beginning writers the tools they need to get their screenplay noticed.

The complete guide to standard script formats

Author: Hillis R. Cole
Publisher: Cmc Pub
ISBN: 0929583000
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Important as it is that there be a script, equally important is the necessity for that script to be written in the correct standard format appropriate for a given filming situation. This book gives step-by-step instructions on how to prepare your script in the standard format used in the industry.

The Screenwriter s Manual

Author: Stephen E. Bowles
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: UOM:39015061424894
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The most complete and comprehensive presentation of screenplay format and style ever written, The Screenwriter's Manual is designed for beginning and intermediate screenwriting students. Written by an author team with extensive professional and academic experience, The Screenwriter's Manual is the only book that offers a systematic approach to mastering the complexities of writing for the screen. With its step-by step approach, this text is appropriate for readers of all experience levels.

Save the Cat

Author: Blake Snyder
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
ISBN: 9781615930005
Release Date: 2005-05
Genre:

This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!

Screen Ages

Author: John Alberti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317650270
Release Date: 2014-11-27
Genre: Social Science

Screen Ages is a valuable guide for students exploring the complex and vibrant history of US cinema and showing how this film culture has grown, changed and developed. Covering key periods from across American cinema history, John Alberti explores the social, technological and political forces that have shaped cinematic output and the varied impacts cinema of on US society. Each chapter has a series of illuminating key features, including: ‘Now Playing’, focusing on films as cinematic events, from The Birth of a Nation to Gone with the Wind to Titanic, to place the reader in the social context of those viewing the films for the first time ‘In Development’, exploring changing genres, from the melodrama to the contemporary super hero movies, ‘The Names Above and Below the Title’, portraying the impact and legacy of central figures, including Florence Lawrence, Orson Welles and Wes Anderson Case studies, analyzing key elements of films in more depth Glossary terms featured throughout the text, to aid non-specialist students and expand the readers understanding of changing screen cultures. Screen Ages illustrates how the history of US cinema has always been and continues to be one of multiple screens, audiences, venues, and markets. It is an essential text for all those wanting to understand of power of American cinema throughout history and the challenges for its future. The book is also supported by a companion website, featuring additional case studies, an interactive blog, a quiz bank for each chapter and an online chapter, ‘Screen Ages Today’ that will be updated to discuss the latest developments in American cinema.

Screenwriting

Author: Paul Gulino
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781628922394
Release Date: 2013-09-23
Genre: Social Science

The great challenge in writing a feature-length screenplay is sustaining audience involvement from page one through 120. Screenwriting: The Sequence Approach expounds on an often-overlooked tool that can be key in solving this problem. A screenplay can be understood as being built of sequences of about fifteen pages each, and by focusing on solving the dramatic aspects of each of these sequences in detail, a writer can more easily conquer the challenges posed by the script as a whole. The sequence approach has its foundation in early Hollywood cinema (until the 1950s, most screenplays were formatted with sequences explicitly identified), and has been rediscovered and used effectively at such film schools as the University of Southern California, Columbia University and Chapman University. This book exposes a wide audience to the approach for the first time, introducing the concept then providing a sequence analysis of eleven significant feature films made between 1940 and 2000: The Shop Around The Corner / Double Indemnity / Nights of Cabiria / North By Northwest / Lawrence of Arabia / The Graduate / One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest / Toy Story / Air Force One / Being John Malkovich / The Fellowship of the Ring

Rewrite

Author: Paul Chitlik
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
ISBN: 9781615930272
Release Date: 2008-03-01
Genre:

Professional screenwriters know that the rewriting process is what separates the money-makers from the neophytes. This illustrated, step-by-step guide shows the process of re-writing and why it is so essential.

Your Cut to

Author: T. J. Alex
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1478173866
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Performing Arts

Everything you'll ever need to know about spec screenplay formatting is found here. Learn about the Seven Screenplay Elements and what they do. Discover writing tips to help enliven your Dialogue and Direction. Recognize what to capitalize and when. Learn to format common screenplay techniques such as telephone conversation, foreign language dialogue, flashbacks, montages, talking animals, and much, much more! This truly is the last book on spec screenplay formatting you'll ever need to own! "Your CUT TO: Is Showing! is a valuable and exhaustive new book, loaded with practical examples, that deserves to be on the shelf of aspiring (and professional) writer everywhere." -Ben Cahan, co-creator of Final Draft and founder of Talentville.com "This is without a doubt the BEST script format guide I've ever come across-and believe me, I've read 'em all. . . . Your CUT TO: Is Showing! is an absolute must-have and must-read. I'm serious, get this book." -Jim Vines, screenwriter and author of Q & A: The Working Screenwriter "[Your CUT TO: Is Showing!"is the most comprehensive, inclusive and up-to-date book on screenwriting I have ever read." -Robert Joseph, screenwriter of Divine Love

Screenwriting Tips You Hack

Author: Xander Bennett
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136038655
Release Date: 2013-05-02
Genre: Performing Arts

Screenwriting Tip #99 Voice-over usually feels like scaffolding. You know-something you left in there when you were constructing the first draft, but really should have torn out after it served its purpose. Screenwriting Tip #120 Always remember that funny trumps everything. Your script could be written in crayon with your name spelled wrong on the cover, but if it's genuinely funny, none of that matters. Screenwriting Tip #156 The easiest way to write kick-ass protagonists is to make them incredibly good at what they do. Confused at the outline stage? Stuck in the swamp of Act Two? Don't know who your protagonist is or where she's going? You might feel like a hack. But don't worry-you're not alone. Even the most experienced writers feel like this at times. Sometimes we just need a few short pointers and reminders to set us on the path again. Xander Bennett worked as a script reader in the trenches of Hollywood, reading and covering hundreds of mediocre screenplays. After months of reading about heroic Sea World trainers, transgendered circus detectives and crime-fighting chupacabras, he couldn't take it any more. Xander started a blog called 'Screenwriting Tips, You Hack', a place designed to provide short, witty tips on screenwriting for amateur writers all the way up to journeymen scribes. This book is the evolution of that blog. Dozens of the best scripts (along with many brand-new ones) have been expanded into bite-sized chapters full of funny, insightful, highly usable advice. Let Xander's pain be your gain as you learn about the differences between film and television structure, how to force yourself to write when you really don't want to, and why you probably shouldn't base your first spec script around an alien invasion.

The Screenwriter s Bible

Author: David Trottier
Publisher:
ISBN: 1935247026
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Performing Arts

The "Screenwriter's Bible" is one of the most popular, authoritative, and useful books on screenwriting. A standard by which other screenwriting books are measured, it has sold 150,000 copies in its ten-year life. Always up-to-date and reliable, it contains everything that both the budding and working screenwriter need under one cover -- six books in one! Features: How to Write a Screenplay -- a concise course on screenwriting basics; Correct Format for Screenplays and Teleplays -- a style guide to the latest in industry-accepted formats; Steps to a Stunning Script -- a step-by-step guide to the screenwriting process from nascent idea through revisions; Writing Your Breakthrough Spec Script -- the keys to a marketable script; How to Sell Your Script -- marketing and sales strategies and information about today's marketplaces; Resources -- lists of industry contacts and useful screenwriting tools and services. This new edition offers expanded coverage of dialogue writing and character development, the latest in proper screenplay format, a new section on jumpstarting your career, new advice on creating and delivering pitches, more new successful writing tips and pointers, new and revised writing exercises, updated film examples, and an expanded index.