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 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 Complete Idiot s Guide to Screenwriting

Author: Skip Press
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1592577555
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Performing Arts

An updated resource provides advice for aspiring screenwriters on how to write scripts for television and motion pictures, including updated information on what topics are popular, how to rework scenes, and how to sell screenplays in Hollywood, accompanied by a CD-ROM containing sample screenplays, contact information, software demos, and more. Original.

The Art of Dramatic Writing

Author: Lajos Egri
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439123799
Release Date: 1972-02-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Amid the hundreds of "how-to" books that have appeared in recent years, there have been very few which attempted to analyze the mysteries of play-construction. This book does that -- and its principles are so valid that they apply equally well to the short story, novel and screenplay. Lajos Egri examines a play from the inside out, starting with the heart of any drama: its characters. For it is people -- their private natures and their inter-relationships -- that move a story and give it life. All good dramatic writing depends upon an understanding of human motives. Why do people act as they do? What forces transform a coward into a hero, a hero into a coward? What is it that Romeo does early in Shakespeare's play that makes his later suicide seem inevitable? Why must Nora leave her husband at the end of A Doll's House? These are a few of the fascinating problems which Egri analyzes. He shows how it is essential for the author to have a basic premise -- a thesis, demonstrated in terms of human behavior -- and to develop his dramatic conflict on the basis of that behavior. Premise, character, conflict: this is Egri's ABC. His book is a direct, jargon-free approach to the problem of achieving truth in a literary creation.

Elements of Style for Screenwriters

Author: Paul Argentini
Publisher: Lone Eagle Publishing Company, LLC
ISBN: UOM:39015046880392
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Alphabetical entries provide detailed explanations of the acceptable format, structure, and style for television and film screenplay submissions

The Complete Book of Scriptwriting

Author: J. Michael Straczynski
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
ISBN: 1852868821
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Broadcasting

J. Michael Straczynski, writer/producer of Murder, She Wrote and xreator of Babylon 5 teaches scriptwriters how to write and sell work for television, movies, animation, radio and the theatre. Straczynski covers each medium in depth. He reveals facts, tells stories and offers observations from the vantage point of a career in the business.

Writer s Market Guide to Getting Published

Author: Writer's Digest Books (Firm)
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582976082
Release Date: 2010-03-31
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Everything you need to succeed in the business of writing! You have the ideas and the desire–but how do you get your writing published? Find out here! Writer's Market Guide to Getting Published gives you the inspiration and instruction you need to achieve long-term success in an ever-changing industry. This authoritative guide explores the ins and outs of the business of writing to provide you with: an exclusive look at the latest publishing industry trends guidelines for writing and selling fiction, nonfiction, and scripts techniques for conducting productive research innovative marketing and self-promotion strategies a comprehensive look at viable self-publishing options contract negotiation tips that really work a pricing guide so that you always know what your work is worth in the marketplace a glossary of publishing terms to give you a competitive edge Plus, get insider tips from magazine and book editors and successful freelancer writers on what works–and what doesn't. With Writer's Market Guide to Getting Published, you'll know exactly what it takes to get your work out into the marketplace, get it published, and get paid for it.

A History of the Screenplay

Author: S. Price
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137315700
Release Date: 2013-11-26
Genre: Performing Arts

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.

Writing the Short Film

Author: Patricia Cooper
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136048579
Release Date: 2017-08-16
Genre: Performing Arts

The short film is a unique narrative art form that, while lending itself to experimentation, requires tremendous discipline in following traditional filmic considerations. This book takes the student and novice screenwriter through the storytelling process- from conception, to visualization, to dramatization, to characterization and dialogue- and teaches them how to create a dramatic narrative that is at once short (approximately half an hour in length) and complete. Exercises, new examples of short screenplays, and an examination of various genres round out the discussion. NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION: new screenplays, a chapter on rewriting your script, and a chapter on the future of short films

A V A to Z

Author: Richard W. Kroon
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786457403
Release Date: 2014-04-30
Genre: Performing Arts

Defining more than 10,000 words and phrases from everyday slang to technical terms and concepts, this dictionary of the audiovisual language embraces more than 50 subject areas within film, television, and home entertainment. It includes terms from the complete lifecycle of an audiovisual work from initial concept through commercial presentation in all the major distribution channels including theatrical exhibition, television broadcast, home entertainment, and mobile media. The dictionary definitions are augmented by more than 600 illustrations, 1,600 etymologies, and nearly 2,000 encyclopedi.

Write What You Don t Know

Author: Julian Hoxter
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781441102102
Release Date: 2011-08-18
Genre: Performing Arts

Encourages you to move beyond your comfort zones in search of stories.

The Screenwriter s Workbook

Author: Syd Field
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 9780307497727
Release Date: 2008-12-18
Genre: Reference

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.

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.

Screenplay

Author: Jule Selbo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317386964
Release Date: 2015-07-24
Genre: Performing Arts

Screenplay: Building Story Through Character is designed to help screenwriters turn simple or intricate ideas into exciting, multidimensional film narratives with fully-realized characters. Based on Jule Selbo’s unique 11-step structure for building story through characters, the book teaches budding screenwriters the skills to focus and shape their ideas, turning them into stories filled with character development, strong plot elements based on obstacles and conflicts, and multifaceted emotional arcs. Using examples and analysis from classic and contemporary films across a range of genres, from The Godfather to Guardians of the Galaxy, Selbo’s Screenplay takes students inside the scriptwriting process, providing a broad overview for both beginners and seasoned writers alike. The book is rounded out with discussion questions, writing exercises, a guide to the business of screenwriting, in-depth film breakdowns, and a glossary of screenwriting terms.