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

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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

Preface
1Selecting an Idea for a Motion Picture Story3
2Building the Story Structure35
3Writing the Plot68
4Scene Structure and the Basic Dramatic Units109
5Creating Emotionally Dimensional Characters141
6Dialogue and Character164
7Dramatization189
8Writing for the Camera: Visual Storytelling222
9Writing Stage Directions254
10Script Format for Feature Films and Television273
11Rewriting288
12Career Counseling for New Screenwriters317
App. A. Media That Illustrate Points Made in the Chapters341
App. B. The Screenwriter's Reference Shelf345
App. C. Cast List, Sequence Breakdown, and Shot Numbers of The Verdict347
App. D. Professional Version of the "Marry Me - or Else" Scene359
App. E. Rewrite of Immigrant Scene Exercise in Chapter 11361
App. F. Writers Guild of America TV Market List366
App. G. Script Evaluation Forms368
App. H. Writers Guild of America Minimum Basic Agreement 1991-1995373
App. I. Writer's Deal Memorandum375
Glossary378
Bibliography388
Index393

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