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Crazy Screenwriting Secrets: How to Capture A Global Audience

Crazy Screenwriting Secrets: How to Capture A Global Audience

by Weiko Lin

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Overview

Through a “Crazy” approach in writing the feature screenplay, the first half of the book guides the reader in how to create and develop: Story Idea, Characters, One Page Step Outline, and the solid script. In the second half, the book covers professional business side of the ever-changing industry by taking the reader through the work flow of Hollywood and explores how to work creatively with international countries like China in producing movies that resonate with a global audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615933013
Publisher: Wiese, Michael Productions
Publication date: 07/01/2019
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

A writer/producer, Weiko has written projects for the Mark Gordon Company, Ivanhoe Pictures, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Don Mischer Productions, the Unison Company (Taiwan), and Wanda Pictures (China). Fluent in Mandarin, he produced and wrote the original story for the Chinese-language romance film 100 Days, which released theatrically in Taiwan and premiered in Mainland China as an official selection of the 2014 Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival. For the screen, Weiko adapted River Town, the New York Times Notable Book and bestselling memoir by Peter Hessler for Fugitive Films and acclaimed director Lu Chuan (City of Life and Death, Disney Nature’s Born in China). In television, he has written a pilot for Super Deluxe (former digital studio of Turner/WarnerMedia). Recipient of a Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award, Weiko earned his MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA. He was also recognized as a finalist for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting. A Fulbright Senior Specialist, Weiko has taught at institutions including UCLA, Northwestern University, and Taipei National University of the Arts. He is a tenured Associate Professor at Emerson College.

A member of Writers Guild of America West and Dramatist Guild of America, he is represented by Anonymous Content and United Talent Agency.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS (“The Menu”)
Dedication
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Part One—PREPPING THE INGREDIENTS: Before Fade In
1. SECRET SAUCE: Passion
2. GLOBAL CUISINE: Power of Story
3. TEST KITCHEN: Generating Story Seeds and Ideas
4. SIGNATURE DISH: Genres
5. OIL AND WATER—FIRING UP THE STORY: Protagonist and Antagonist
6. HERBS AND SPICES: Character Relationships and Dialogue
7. RECIPES: Themes and Outlines
Part Two—CREATING THE MEAL: Screenplay Construction
8. THREE COURSES: Movie Structure
9. APPETIZERS—WHETTING THE PALATE: Act One
10. MAIN COURSE—INVOKING THE FIVE SENSES: Act Two
11. DESSERT—SATISFACTION: Act Three
12. PRESENTATION: Organic Scenes
13. EMOTIONAL FLAVOR: Moving Stories, Not Moving Scenes
14. BACK TO THE KITCHEN: Rewriting and Taking Notes
Part Three—BECOMING MASTER CHEF: The Profession
15. THE WORKFLOW: From Screenplay to Theaters and Screens
16. ALWAYS BE COOKING: Hollywood Managers
17. MATCHMAKERS OF TASTE: Hollywood Agents
18. LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT OUR SPECIAL TODAY: Loglines and Pitching
19. WHO’S THE CHEF?: Hollywood Studio System—Producer Driven, Not Director
20. HOME COOKING: American Independents
21. ART OF DEVELOPMENT: Working With Producers, Directors, and Writers
22. PROTECTING YOUR RECIPE: Entertainment Law and Copyright
23. RIGHTS OF ARTISTS: The Unions
Part Four—TASTE OF THE WORLD: Universal Movies
24. GLOBAL FRANCHISE: Consistency of Taste
25. EXTRACTING CULTURAL FLAVOR: Infusion of Your Perspective
26. AWAKENING TASTE BUDS: Crazy Rich Asians—Revolutionizing Hollywood
27. CHINA: Adapting 5,000 Years of Source Material for Global Audiences
28. LOST IN TRANSLATION: Creating Stories for Mainland China
29. FUSION CUISINE: U.S. / China Coproductions
30. THE WILD WEST: Identify Partners, Avoid Con Artists
31. HAVE YOU EATEN? American vs. Chinese Cultural and Social Business Practices
Part Five—GRAND OPENING: Expect Nothing, Hope for Everything