The Complete Screenwriter's Manual: A Comprehensive Reference of Format and Style

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321397935
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 3/15/2006
  • Pages: 220
  • Sales rank: 441,024
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Bowles, Ronald Mangravite, and Peter Zorn are screenwriters. Zorn and Bowles co-wrote “Florida City,” which was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001. Ronald Mangravite has spent several years in Hollywood as a screenwriter and story analyst for NBC, CBS, HBO, and Disney. His latest project “Kennedy Boulevard” is in preproduction as an independent feature. Stephen Bowles and Ronald Mangravite currently teach in the University of Miami Motion Pictures Program.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2012

    Great book for screenwriter's!

    I've had this book since college (and was even taught directly by one of the professor's who wrote it). I still use this book for general reference when I need to refresh on my formatting to execute more complex scenes. I would recommend this book to every screenwriter, aspiring and professional. The great thing about this manual is that it makes your story possible by helping you realize actual methods and strategies to communicate scenes for your film within the screenplay format. Unlike many Screenwriting How-To's, it is very direct and thorough for every situation.

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  • Posted March 27, 2010

    beginning film makers

    When you start out with an idea for a screenplay it can be incredibly frustrating to navigate the proper way to put your thoughts on paper so that they are effectively communicated to the people you hope will help you take your vision to the next step. This manual is a very straightforward and easy to use guide through the world of proper formatting for screenwriting. It takes the frustration away so that all you are left with is your creativity. It is very liberating.

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