American Film Institute's Guide to Writing Great Screenplays for Film and TV

American Film Institute's Guide to Writing Great Screenplays for Film and TV

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Overview

The American Film Institute s bestselling sreenwriting guide is now updated! Only the American Film Institute -- the country s most prestigious film organization -- could offer this level of screenwriting expertise! Specially created by a top television programming executive and former instructor at the AFI film school, this bestselling screenwriting guide is now revised and updated to cover the latest techniques for crafting first-rate screenplays for film and TV. Professional, practical and totally authoritative, this outstanding reference is a favorite of aspiring screenwriters and their teachers. Contents include: - Innovative ideas for structuring the plot, developing characters, and building momentum - Professional guidance on marketing a screenplay - Concise encyclopedia of screenwriting techniques Dona Cooper, a senior television programming executive, has taught screenwriting at the AFI Center for Advanced Film and Television Studies in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780028615554
Publisher: Peterson's
Publication date: 08/01/1997
Edition description: Subsequent
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xiv
ONE Films as Roller Coasters
1(12)
TWO How Do Roller Coasters Work?
13(12)
THREE Creativity: The Building Process
25(10)
FOUR The Most Valuable Tool You Have
35(12)
FIVE Do You Really Believe in This Roller Coaster?
47(18)
SIX Structure: Designing Your Roller Coaster
65(10)
SEVEN Plot: Building Your Roller Coaster
75(16)
EIGHT Characters: Getting the Audience on Board
91(18)
NINE Creating Other Characters
109(12)
TEN Momentum: Building Your Engine
121(18)
ELEVEN Style: Greasing the Tracks
139(14)
TWELVE Creating the Individual Scene
153(14)
THIRTEEN Testing Your Roller Coaster
167(12)
FOURTEEN Fixing Your Roller Coaster
179(10)
FIFTEEN Final Words
189

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