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

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

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by David Trottier
     
 

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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

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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

Editorial Reviews

Melissa Jones
The formatter alone is worth the price of the book. [Melissa Jones, Hollywood Story Analyst]
William Kelley
Whether you are a rank beginner who needs instruction, or an old pro who needs reminding, you could not do better than David Trottier's book. A brilliant effort by a first-class, dedicated teacher." [William Kelley, Academy Award-winning writer, Witness]
New York Screenwriter
For the writer searching for the one book that has it all, The Screenwriter's Bible is an essential reference. [New York Screenwriter]
Candace Monteiro
Good common sense. Sets up practical guidelines without encroaching on the writer's creativity. Easy to follow--feels like a workbook that will be used and not just read. [Candace Monteiro, Monteiro Rose Agency]
Booknews
Presents the fundamentals of screenwriting, an overview of the entire writing process, script formatting, speculative writing style, sales and marketing strategies, and a resource guide of addresses and contacts. The new edition is expanded by nearly 120 pages. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Academy Award-winning writer, Witness - William Kelley
"Whether you are a rank beginner who needs instruction, or an old pro who needs reminding, you could not do better than Trottier's book. A brilliant effort by a first-class, dedicated teacher."
UCLA Screenwriting Faculty Chairman - Richard Walter
"A treasure chest of useful information-not only for new writers but also for seasoned veterans."
Emmy-nominated Co-Executive Producer, Everybody Loves Raymond - Ellen Sandler
"Whenever I am writing, I have The Screenwriter's Bible close at hand for reference.
Hollywood Film Institute - Dov S-S Simens
"The best screenwriting book available."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781879505445
Publisher:
Silman-James Press
Publication date:
08/01/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.81(d)

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