Romancing the A-List: How to Write the Script the Big Stars Want to Make / Edition 1

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Overview

A sure-fire strategy to get your script made, Romancing the A-List aims the screenwriter's talent at the most powerful source for getting a movie made: the A-List actor.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932907407
  • Publisher: Wiese, Michael Productions
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 225
  • Sales rank: 1,412,442
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Keane lives in Massachusetts, while The Thorsons live and work in and around Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents

Preface: The Target     vii
Acknowledgments     xiv
Introduction: Why Screenwriting?     xv
The Nature of Character     1
You Liked What!?: Who Are You?, Who Are You Up Against?     17
The Movie That Influenced You the Most     37
The Three Horsemen: Situation, Concept, Story     59
Where Are Those Stories?     79
You're Writing in What Genre?!     103
The Fourth Horseman: Plot     117
The Fifth Horseman: Structure     137
The Dreaded Mini-Treatment & the Tedious Scene Breakdown     151
How to Break into Hollywood     189
Adapting Any Idea into a Screenplay     205
About the Author     225
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2008

    excellent book for both new and experienced film writers

    Keane's book is both practical and a strategy guide as to writing a script that has a chance to rise above the zillions of other scripts that are put out in the Hollywood market place. From his years of experience, his sage advice to the writer includes many key tips, including advising one to develop your central character with an A list actor in mind, and to tailor your script toward him or her. He takes an excellent approach to the subject of screenwriting, allowing one to increase your odds of producing a memorable script, and reaching the goal of actually getting it sold.

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