The Screenwriting Formula: Why It Works and How To Use It

The Screenwriting Formula: Why It Works and How To Use It

by Rob Tobin
     
 

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Make the Hollywood Formula Work for You

As a screenwriter, you have a difficult task even after the script is complete: You have to break into Hollywood. Rob Tobin, who has read thousands of screenplays in his job as a script reader and development executive, has developed the formula to get a script from page to production - and he's

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Make the Hollywood Formula Work for You

As a screenwriter, you have a difficult task even after the script is complete: You have to break into Hollywood. Rob Tobin, who has read thousands of screenplays in his job as a script reader and development executive, has developed the formula to get a script from page to production - and he's sharing it with you!

The Screenwriting Formula is not just about how to write a killer screenplay - it also explains the structure that movie executives are looking for, as well as how to transform an idea into a fully-loaded script, packed with action and ready to go. You'll learn how to:

  • Use the seven basic story elements to instantly grab an audience's attention and, more importantly, keep it
  • Develop character and plot in new ways through creating a backstory and telling both the objective and subjective story
  • Structure your script so that it gets noticed by movie makers
  • Craft a winning logline that will ensure a good pitch

Plus, to help illustrate the formula, Tobin develops a story from beginning to end, showing you step-by-step how to make the most of this exclusive trade secret.

With The Screenwriting Formula, you have everything you need to take you from idea to the big screen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582974620
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
09/21/2007
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Rob Tobin is a screenwriter, script consultant, novelist, lecturer, former development executive, former VP of the country's largest private screenwriting school, and frequent guest speaker at major film festivals and writing conferences. Rob self-published this book through Xlibris in 2000 and has sold about 2,000 copies without publicity/marketing, and without the book being available on store bookshelves anywhere. The book has received glowing reviews from industry figures.

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