Story Sense: A Screenwriter's Guide for Film and Television / Edition 1

Story Sense: A Screenwriter's Guide for Film and Television / Edition 1

by Paul Lucey, McGraw-Hill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070389969

ISBN-13: 9780070389960

Pub. Date: 01/01/1996

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.

This is the first true textbook for a course in screenwriting. Story Sense provides specific strategies for writing story, character, and script. A wealth of techniques are suggested so that screenwriters can select those that work best for them. The book has been conceived as a working manual for screenwriters and offers hands-on advice for solving the many

Overview

This is the first true textbook for a course in screenwriting. Story Sense provides specific strategies for writing story, character, and script. A wealth of techniques are suggested so that screenwriters can select those that work best for them. The book has been conceived as a working manual for screenwriters and offers hands-on advice for solving the many problems that crop up as the work progresses. In addition, the book includes examples of script format, a glossary of film terms, the Writer's Guild's compensation terms, and such insider examples as a sample studio script evaluation form, a sample script analysis, a sample studio reader's questionnaire, and a sample re-write.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070389960
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

PART 1: WRITING THE STORY

CHAPTER 1: SELECTING AN IDEA FOR A FILM OR TELEVISION STORY

CHAPTER 2: EXPANDING THE STORY IDEA

CHAPTER 3: WRITING THE PLOT
PART 2: WRITING THE SCRIPT

CHAPTER 4: SCENE STRUCTURE AND THE BASIC DRAMATIC UNITS

CHAPTER 5: CREATING EMOTIONALLY DIMENSIONAL CHARACTERS

CHAPTER 6: DIALOGUE AND CHARACTER

CHAPTER 7: DRAMATIZATION

CHAPTER 8: WRITING FOR THE CAMERA: VISUAL STORYTELLING

CHAPTER 9: WRITING STAGE DIRECTIONS

CHAPTER 10: SCRIPT FORMAT FOR FEATURE FILMS AND TELEVISION

CHAPTER 11: REWRITING

CHAPTER 12: CAREER COUNSELING FOR NEW SCREENWRITERS
APPENDIXES

Appendix A: Suggested Media to Illustrate Points Made in the Various Chapters

Appendix B: The Screenwriter's Reference Shell

Appendix C: Sequence Breakdown and Shot Numbers of The Verdict

Appendix D: Professional Version of the "Marry Me--or Else" Scene

Appendix E: Script Evaluation Forms

Appendix F: WGA TV Show List

Appendix G: WGA Minimum Basic Agreement, 1991-1994

Appendix H: Rewrite of Immigrant Scene Exercise in Chapter 13

Appendix I: Writer's Deal Memorandum

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