The Bare Bones Book Of Screenwriting

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The Bare Bones Book of Screenwriting is one of the most authoritative, popular and useful books on screenwriting, written by a USC Cinema-Television alumni with several sold, optioned, produced and award winning screenplays. Using a 'let's-get-down-to-brass-tacks' approach it focuses on the essentials of screenwriting: creative, technical and business principles. For teens, college students and beginners of all ages, this easy to understand filmmaking resource provides screenplay tools to help with feature film ...
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Overview

The Bare Bones Book of Screenwriting is one of the most authoritative, popular and useful books on screenwriting, written by a USC Cinema-Television alumni with several sold, optioned, produced and award winning screenplays. Using a 'let's-get-down-to-brass-tacks' approach it focuses on the essentials of screenwriting: creative, technical and business principles. For teens, college students and beginners of all ages, this easy to understand filmmaking resource provides screenplay tools to help with feature film writing, short screenplays and TV scripts: script formatting, screenplay outlines, contest and competitions, writing the synopsis, treatments, story development, the hero's journey, three act structure, book adaptations, character, dialogue, structure, plot, mechanics, comedy writing, selling a screenplay, screenwriting agents and managers, working with producers, directors and more. Referred to in the industry as "the bootcamp for screenwriters" this is one tool any aspiring screenwriter needs in their toolbelt.

An "all in one" guide to writing screenplays that sell for beginners and intermediate writers. Film school is expensive, and won't give you real world experience. The lessons will teach you the correct format and storytelling rules, tricks and mistakes to avoid when writing your screenplay. Any film or TV writer can benefit as it walks the reader through creating a professional industry standard Hollywood screenplay to attract agents and filmmakers. Students, non WGA and WGA members use this for help during outlining and writing screenplays.

Film school or college can only teach an aspiring film writer so much. This screenwriter's "bible" offers trade secrets and education only found by working as a professional screenwriter.

"The perfect guide for new writers. Sharp prose and practical advice in simple English with all the nuts, bolts, and screws you'll need." - Ravi Malhotra (Academy Award winning producer, West Bank Story).

"Josh has written the most digestible and realistic I've read dealing with plot, format and the realty of marketing my screenplay. It takes the confusion away." - Michael Klima (Editor Lucasfilm, USC Cinema-Television Alumni, Director "My Sister's Keeper" starring Henry Winkler and Bruce Davison)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979510205
  • Publisher: Written By Clark, Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Pages: 104
  • Sales rank: 974,245
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.22 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2014

    Bare bones is a very good thing. This is one screenwriting book

    Bare bones is a very good thing. This is one screenwriting book I actually understood and ENJOYED reading along with learning the basics, which I need for my screenwriting classes at school.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2007

    Perfect no-nonesense book on screenwriting

    This book really helped me with the fundamentals of structure, story and character for writing my first script. It has a great chapter on technical aspects of formatting and the business side of writing movies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2007

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    Def a good buy for people like me starting out. covers all the basics and stuff i wanted to know like formatting, story, structure, characters and business. its a short, funny read. very informative and realistic.

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