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The book provides valuable insider information, such as
• Twenty-five percent of German television is written by Hollywood writers. Screenwriters just need to know how to reach that market.
* Many countries, including those in the European Union, have script development money available—to both foreign and local talent--from government-sponsored film funds.
* The Web's influence on the film industry has been profound, and here you can find out how to network through the Web. The book also lists the key Web addresses for writers.
Andrew Horton, author of two acclaimed books on screenwriting, includes personal essays by accomplished screenwriters from around the world and offers insightful case studies of several films and television scripts, among them My Big Fat Greek Wedding; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; and The Sopranos. Full of endless enthusiasm for great films and great scripts, this book will be an essential resource for both aspiring writers and accomplished writers hoping to expand their horizons, improve their skills, and increase their chances for success.
Includes an interview with Terry Gilliam and contributions from Bernard Gordon, writer for The Day of the Triffids and The Thin Red Line; Lew Hunter, Chair of Screenwriting at UCLA; Karen Hall, writer/producer for Judging Amy and M*A*S*H; and other screenwriters
PART 1. AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY WAYS
Chapter 1. Have Laptop and Passport, Will Travel: Personal Takes on Worldwide Screenwriting
Chapter 2. The Hollywood Influence on Worldwide Screenwriting and International/Independent Influences on Hollywood
Chapter 3. Eight Worldwide Projects Up Close
PART 2. A CARNIVAL OF WORLDWIDE SCREENWRITERS
Chapter 4. New Zealand: Moving Beyond a National Cinema—Andrea Bosshard
Chapter 5. After Naked Men and Wedding Bells: Screenwriting in the United Kingdom in a New Century—Phil Parker
Chapter 6. Through a Mythic Lens—Randy Redroad-Snapp
Chapter 7. Screenwriting (and Filmmaking) in the Balkans—Slobodan Sijan
Chapter 8. American TV Writing: Musings of a Global Storyteller—Karen Hall
Chapter 9. Lew Hunter’s Worldwide Screenwriting 434—Lew Hunter
Chapter 10. Building a Screenplay: A Five-Act Paradigm, or, What Syd Field Didn’t Tell You—Rachid Nougmanov
Chapter 11. "I Want Movies to Surprise, Stimulate, and Shock Audiences": An Interview with Terry Gilliam—Andrew Horton
Fade Out: Conclusions, New Beginnings
Appendix 1. Print Resources
Appendix 2. The Internet and Screenwriting: FADEIN.com
Appendix 3. Americans Reaching Out
Appendix 4. Hooking into Hollywood and Beyond from Overseas
Appendix 5. Finding an Agent, Producer, or Guardian Angel
Appendix 6. A Recipe for Worldwide Salmon Out of Water
List of Contributors