The Screenwriter's Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script / Edition 4

The Screenwriter's Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script / Edition 4

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by David Trottier
     
 

Trottier, a script consultant, writer, producer and instructor, describes this resource as six self-contained books in one. They cover screenwriting essentials, an overview of the writing process, formatting standards, speculative scripts, marketing, and a compilation of resources. The resources include addresses and contacts for industry organizations, guilds,… See more details below

Overview

Trottier, a script consultant, writer, producer and instructor, describes this resource as six self-contained books in one. They cover screenwriting essentials, an overview of the writing process, formatting standards, speculative scripts, marketing, and a compilation of resources. The resources include addresses and contacts for industry organizations, guilds, schools, publications, support groups and contests. This fourth edition has been updated and expanded by 70 pages. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781879505841
Publisher:
Silman-James Press
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Edition description:
Paper, 4th Edition
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 10.96(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

Book I - How to Write a Screenplay, A Primer
How stories work -- Situation, conflict, and resolution -- The flow of the story -- The low down on high concept -- Story layering, plot, and genre -- Ten keys to creating captivating characters -- Dialogue, subtext, and exposition -- How to make a scene -- Suspense and comedy - Television

Book II - 7 Steps to a Stunning Script, A Workbook
Step 1, Summon your Muse -- Step 2, Dream up your movie idea -- Step 3, Develop your core story -- Step 4, Create your movie people -- Step 5, Step out your story -- Step 6, Write your first draft -- Step 7, Make the necessary revisions -- The Character/Action Grid

Book III - Correct Format for Screenplays & TV Scripts, A Style Guide
How to use this guide and its unique cross-referencing tools -- Sample scenes -- The cover, title page, first page, and last page -- Headings (slug lines) -- Description -- Dialogue -- How to format TV scripts -- Glossary -- Complete formatting index

Book IV - Writing Your Breakthrough Spec Script, A Script Consultant's View
The spec script, your key to breaking in -- Exercises in revising scenes -- The first ten pages (a sample plus an analysis)

Book V - How to Sell Your Script, A Marketing Plan
How to protect your work -- What you must do before entering the market -- Your strategic marketing plan (with worksheets) -- How to find an agent -- The query letter (with sample letters) -- How to pitch without striking out -- How to sell your script without an agent -- Television -- Hollywood's back door -- How to break into Hollywood when you live in Peoria -- A personal challenge

Book VI - Resources and Index
Industry organizations and guilds -- Script consultants, seminars, and schools -- Internet sites -- Directories, periodicals, and writers organizations -- Bookstores -- Software -- Books for screenwriters and TV writers -- Contests -- General index

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