19 Techniques for Professional Screenwriting

19 Techniques for Professional Screenwriting

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by Richard Finney
     
 

Those who can’t do… teach.
This old adage has ended up being true with previous books on screenwriting. The authors of those books had no real industry experience as working screenwriters on produced movies. Or their experience was so old, what they had to teach was not relevant for today’s movie industry.
“19 Techniques for

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Those who can’t do… teach.
This old adage has ended up being true with previous books on screenwriting. The authors of those books had no real industry experience as working screenwriters on produced movies. Or their experience was so old, what they had to teach was not relevant for today’s movie industry.
“19 Techniques for Professional Screenwriting” is the second primer written by a current working screenwriting professional (member of the Writers Guild of America) who knows how to craft a well written script that people in the movie industry will notice. His expertise comes from twenty years spent in the Hollywood studio system as a well-paid screenwriter and an independent film producer.
Richard Finney, is an award winning producer and screenwriter who has written screenplays for DreamWorks; Walt Disney; Sony; Warner Brothers; ABC; Fox TV; 20th Century Fox; Lion’s Gate; Lifetime; and CBS. He has sold movie pitches in the six figures which has landed him on the cover of "Variety" and the "Hollywood Reporter." As an independent film producer he has twelve produced movies to his credit.
The author unlocks the secret to his success for those who want to break into the movie industry as screenwriters. He also speaks to writers who are not getting the results with their previous screenwriting work. The words of wisdom in this primer are the first step toward understanding the process of professional screenwriting that could put you on the path to working in the movie industry.
The book is nearly 13,000 words and features the outline of a screenplay (written by the author) that led to a screenplay and novel which has been optioned by a major production company for production.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045668330
Publisher:
Lono Publishing
Publication date:
01/30/2014
Series:
Professional Screenwriting , #2
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
560 KB

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Meet the Author

RICHARD FINNEY is a novelist, screenwriter (a member of the Writers Guild of America [WGA]), and an award winning filmmaker. Finney drew upon his experiences writing for the major movie studios (such as Disney, Warner Brothers and Sony Pictures) to create the Professional Screenwriting Book Series: "20 Basic Rules for Professional Screenwriters" "19 Techniques for Professional Screenwriters" "16 Secrets Revealed by Professional Screenwriters" He is the author of the "DEMON DAYS" books; The "RELICT" VAMPIRE Book Series; The SF/Thriller series, "BLACK MARIAH;" And the SF/Fantasy book series, "THE WIND RAIDER." He resides in Southern California where his three dogs have decided they want to live.

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19 Techniques for Professional Screenwriting 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book built on the first book -- 20 Rules -- and it deepened my knowledge of screenwriting!
DeanL More than 1 year ago
I read and reviewed the first book in Mr. Finney's new screenwriting series (20 Basic Rules)...and this second book "19 Techniques for Professional Screenwriting" builds off the techniques from 20 Basic...but takes a deeper dive...going a layer deeper. Almost like the first book was the course overview or the basic principals every working screenwriter today must know, from a birds-eye view, and this second book deepens your understanding and inspires, opens your eyes to see movies and your scripts in new ways. Like the first book, its an easy, highly enjoyable read that packs a big bang for your buck. Can't wait for the next in the series!