The Blue Collar Screenwriter and The Elements of Screenplay

The Blue Collar Screenwriter and The Elements of Screenplay

by Robert Gosnell

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Overview

Robert Gosnell has been a screenwriter for more than thirty years, with scripts produced in network television, syndicated television, basic and pay cable and theatrical and independent films.

The Blue Collar Screenwriter recounts the lessons Robert has learned and hurdles he encountered on his journey from blue-collar worker to Hollywood screenwriter, while exploding some of the myths and misinformation surrounding the screenwriting profession.

The Elements of Screenplay presents detailed information on screenwriting form and format,
covering every aspect of the process, from the idea, through the execution to the marketing.

A guide for aspiring and existing screenwriters, The Elements of Screenplay will also appeal to
film buffs who might be curious about how their favorite movie began its evolution to the screen.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149002634
Publisher: Robert Gosnell Screenwriting Services
Publication date: 11/05/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 302 KB

About the Author

A member of the Writers Guild of America, West, and the Writers Guild of Canada, Robert Gosnell began his career writing situation comedy as a staff writer for the ABC series Baby Makes Five. As a freelance writer, he wrote episodes for Too Close for Comfort and the TBS comedies Safe at Home and Rocky Road. In cable, he has scripted numerous projects for the Disney Channel, including Just Perfect, a Disney Channel movie featuring Jennie Garth. In 1998, he wrote the Showtime original movie, Escape from Wildcat Canyon, which starred Dennis Weaver and won the national "Parents Choice Award." Robert's feature credits include the Chuck Norris/Louis Gosset Jr. film Firewalker, an uncredited rewrite on the motion picture Number One With A Bullet starring Robert Carradine and Billy Dee Williams, and the sale of his original screenplay Kick And Kick Back to Cannon Films. Robert was also selected as a judge for the 1990 Cable Ace awards, in the Comedy Special category.

Upon relocating from Hollywood to Denver, Robert became active in the local independent film community. His screenplay Tiger Street was produced by the Pagoda Group of Denver, and premiered on Showtime Extreme in August of 2003. In 1999, Denver’s Inferno Films produced the action film Dragon and the Hawk from his script. In 2001, Robert co-wrote the screenplay for the independent feature Siren for Las Vegas company Stage Left Productions. His feature script Juncture was produced by Front Range Films in March of 2006, and is currently available on DVD.

Robert is a principal member of the Denver production company "Conspiracy Films," is frequently an invited speaker for local writers clubs and organizations, and regularly presents his screenwriting class "The Elements of Screenplay," along with advanced classes and workshops, in the Denver area.

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