The Screenwriter's Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script / Edition 6

The Screenwriter's Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script / Edition 6

by David Trottier
ISBN-10:
1935247107
ISBN-13:
9781935247104
Pub. Date:
04/28/2014
Publisher:
Silman-James Press
ISBN-10:
1935247107
ISBN-13:
9781935247104
Pub. Date:
04/28/2014
Publisher:
Silman-James Press
The Screenwriter's Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script / Edition 6

The Screenwriter's Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script / Edition 6

by David Trottier
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Overview

The 20th anniversary edition of one of the most popular, authoritative, and useful books on screenwriting. A standard by which other screenwriting books are measured, it has sold over 200,000 copies in its twenty-year life. Always up-to-date and reliable, it contains everything that both the budding and working screenwriter need under one cover—five books in one!

A Screenwriting Primer—that provides a concise course in screenwriting basics; A Screenwriting Workbook—that walks you through the complete writing process, from nascent ideas through final revisions; A Formatting Guide—that thoroughly covers today's correct formats for screenplays and TV scripts; A Spec Writing Guide—that demonstrates today's spec style through sample scenes and analysis, with an emphasis on grabbing the reader's interest in the first ten pages; A Sales and Marketing Guide—that presents proven strategies to help you create a laser-sharp marketing plan.

Among this book's wealth of practical information are sample query letters, useful worksheets and checklists, hundreds of examples, sample scenes, and straightforward explanations of screenwriting fundamentals. The sixth edition is chock-full of new examples, the latest practices, and new material on non-traditional screenplay outlets.

David Trottier is a script consultant, writer, producer, and screenwriting teacher. The Screenwriter's Bible was developed (and has been regularly updated) over the many years that he has helped screenwriters achieve their goals.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935247104
Publisher: Silman-James Press
Publication date: 04/28/2014
Pages: 430
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

David Trottier is a writer, a producer, a script consultant, and a popular screenwriting teacher who has developed and perfected The Screenwriter's Bible during the more than fifteen years that he has spent helping screenwriters attain their goals.

Table of Contents

Book I - How to Write a Screenplay, A Primer
How stories work -- Situation, conflict, and resolution -- The flow of the story -- The low down on high concept -- Story layering, plot, and genre -- Ten keys to creating captivating characters -- Dialogue, subtext, and exposition -- How to make a scene -- Suspense and comedy - Television

Book II - 7 Steps to a Stunning Script, A Workbook
Step 1, Summon your Muse -- Step 2, Dream up your movie idea -- Step 3, Develop your core story -- Step 4, Create your movie people -- Step 5, Step out your story -- Step 6, Write your first draft -- Step 7, Make the necessary revisions -- The Character/Action Grid

Book III - Correct Format for Screenplays & TV Scripts, A Style Guide
How to use this guide and its unique cross-referencing tools -- Sample scenes -- The cover, title page, first page, and last page -- Headings (slug lines) -- Description -- Dialogue -- How to format TV scripts -- Glossary -- Complete formatting index

Book IV - Writing Your Breakthrough Spec Script, A Script Consultant's View
The spec script, your key to breaking in -- Exercises in revising scenes -- The first ten pages (a sample plus an analysis)

Book V - How to Sell Your Script, A Marketing Plan
How to protect your work -- What you must do before entering the market -- Your strategic marketing plan (with worksheets) -- How to find an agent -- The query letter (with sample letters) -- How to pitch without striking out -- How to sell your script without an agent -- Television -- Hollywood's back door -- How to break into Hollywood when you live in Peoria -- A personal challenge

Book VI - Resources and Index
Industry organizations and guilds -- Script consultants, seminars, and schools -- Internet sites -- Directories, periodicals, and writers organizations -- Bookstores -- Software -- Books for screenwriters and TV writers -- Contests -- General index

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