Our hero, the aspiring screenwriter Danny, is hopelessly in love with Bebe, a hot young starlet. But Bebe won't go out with Danny until he proves that he can write a brilliant screenplay for her. Helped along the way by a mysterious guide (Virgil) with seemingly magical powers, Danny travels to Screenwriting Hell to see what happens to writers who never make the grade. Virgil teaches him the tricks of the trade, the fundamental techniques that all screenwriters have to master, no matter how great their ideas. But there's something a little strange about Virgil, and Danny is never sure whether or not to trust him ... As well as the screenplay itself, the book includes a foreword explaining how to get the most out of the screenplay, the log line, the synopsis, character bios, the treatment, and now "The Pitch" - an important scene showing the author pitching his screenplay to a big-shot producer. This book now has it all.
About the Author:
Mark Evan Schwartz is Associate Professor of Screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television in California
|Publisher:||Continuum International Publishing Group|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Mark Evan Schwartz is Associate Professor of Screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University, School of Film and Television, in California, USA. He's a former Head of Story Development for Nelson Entertainment, Story Analyst for the David Geffen Company, and Production Assistant to Francis Ford Coppola. A working screenwriter, he has credits on over a dozen produced feature films and television movies.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Merging Content with Context v
The Pitch 1
Log Line 1
Character Profiles 5
Beat Outline 9
"Screenwriting for the Hell of It" 1