The Hollywood Standard

Author: Christopher Riley
ISBN: 1932907637
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Performing Arts

Describes in clear, vivid prose and hundreds of examples how to format every element of a screenplay or television script, with new chapters on avoiding a dozen deadly formatting mistakes, clarifying the difference between a spec script and production script, and mastering the vital art of proofreading. Original.

The Hollywood Standard

Author: Christopher Riley
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
ISBN: 1932907017
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Performing Arts

Finally, there's a script format guide that is accurate, complete and easy to use, written by Hollywood's foremost authority on industry standard script formats. Riley's guide is filled with clear, concise, complete instructions and hundreds of examples to take the guesswork out of a multitude of formatting questions that perplex screenwriters, waste their time and steal their confidence. You'll learn how to get into and out of a POV shot, how to set up a telephone intercut, what to capitalize and why, how to control pacing with format, and more.

The complete guide to standard script formats

Author: Hillis R. Cole
Publisher: Cmc Pub
ISBN: 0929583000
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Important as it is that there be a script, equally important is the necessity for that script to be written in the correct standard format appropriate for a given filming situation. This book gives step-by-step instructions on how to prepare your script in the standard format used in the industry.

The Complete Book of Scriptwriting

Author: J. Michael Straczynski
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
ISBN: 1852868821
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Broadcasting

J. Michael Straczynski, writer/producer of Murder, She Wrote and xreator of Babylon 5 teaches scriptwriters how to write and sell work for television, movies, animation, radio and the theatre. Straczynski covers each medium in depth. He reveals facts, tells stories and offers observations from the vantage point of a career in the business.


Author: Paul Gulino
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826415687
Release Date: 2004-04-27
Genre: Social Science

The great challenge in writing a feature-length screenplay is sustaining audience involvement from page one through 120. Screenwriting: The Sequence Approach expounds on an often-overlooked tool that can be key in solving this problem. A screenplay can be understood as being built of sequences of about fifteen pages each, and by focusing on solving the dramatic aspects of each of these sequences in detail, a writer can more easily conquer the challenges posed by the script as a whole. The sequence approach has its foundation in early Hollywood cinema (until the 1950s, most screenplays were formatted with sequences explicitly identified), and has been rediscovered and used effectively at such film schools as the University of Southern California, Columbia University and Chapman University. This book exposes a wide audience to the approach for the first time, introducing the concept then providing a sequence analysis of eleven significant feature films made between 1940 and 2000: The Shop Around The Corner / Double Indemnity / Nights of Cabiria / North By Northwest / Lawrence of Arabia / The Graduate / One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest / Toy Story / Air Force One / Being John Malkovich / The Fellowship of the Ring>

Writing Short Films

Author: Linda J. Cowgill
Publisher: Lone Eagle
ISBN: 9780307875143
Release Date: 2010-10-20
Genre: Performing Arts

This new edition has been completely updated and revised along with the addition of several new chapters. Currently, this title remains the best selling university text book on writing short film screenplays.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Screenwriting

Author: Skip Press
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1592577555
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Performing Arts

An updated resource provides advice for aspiring screenwriters on how to write scripts for television and motion pictures, including updated information on what topics are popular, how to rework scenes, and how to sell screenplays in Hollywood, accompanied by a CD-ROM containing sample screenplays, contact information, software demos, and more. Original.

Elements of Style for Screenwriters

Author: Paul Argentini
Publisher: Lone Eagle Publishing Company, LLC
ISBN: UOM:39015046880392
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Alphabetical entries provide detailed explanations of the acceptable format, structure, and style for television and film screenplay submissions

Your Cut to

Author: T. J. Alex
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1478173866
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Performing Arts

Everything you'll ever need to know about spec screenplay formatting is found here. Learn about the Seven Screenplay Elements and what they do. Discover writing tips to help enliven your Dialogue and Direction. Recognize what to capitalize and when. Learn to format common screenplay techniques such as telephone conversation, foreign language dialogue, flashbacks, montages, talking animals, and much, much more! This truly is the last book on spec screenplay formatting you'll ever need to own! "Your CUT TO: Is Showing! is a valuable and exhaustive new book, loaded with practical examples, that deserves to be on the shelf of aspiring (and professional) writer everywhere." -Ben Cahan, co-creator of Final Draft and founder of "This is without a doubt the BEST script format guide I've ever come across-and believe me, I've read 'em all. . . . Your CUT TO: Is Showing! is an absolute must-have and must-read. I'm serious, get this book." -Jim Vines, screenwriter and author of Q & A: The Working Screenwriter "[Your CUT TO: Is Showing!"is the most comprehensive, inclusive and up-to-date book on screenwriting I have ever read." -Robert Joseph, screenwriter of Divine Love

The Screenwriter s Bible

Author: David Trottier
ISBN: 1935247026
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Performing Arts

The "Screenwriter's Bible" is one of the most popular, authoritative, and useful books on screenwriting. A standard by which other screenwriting books are measured, it has sold 150,000 copies in its ten-year life. Always up-to-date and reliable, it contains everything that both the budding and working screenwriter need under one cover -- six books in one! Features: How to Write a Screenplay -- a concise course on screenwriting basics; Correct Format for Screenplays and Teleplays -- a style guide to the latest in industry-accepted formats; Steps to a Stunning Script -- a step-by-step guide to the screenwriting process from nascent idea through revisions; Writing Your Breakthrough Spec Script -- the keys to a marketable script; How to Sell Your Script -- marketing and sales strategies and information about today's marketplaces; Resources -- lists of industry contacts and useful screenwriting tools and services. This new edition offers expanded coverage of dialogue writing and character development, the latest in proper screenplay format, a new section on jumpstarting your career, new advice on creating and delivering pitches, more new successful writing tips and pointers, new and revised writing exercises, updated film examples, and an expanded index.

Hollywood Screenwriting Directory Spring Summer

Author: Jesse Douma
Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 9781440352195
Release Date: 2017-05-19
Genre: Performing Arts

Ready to submit your screenplay but not sure about the logistics? With over 4,000 listings for Industry insiders such as studios, production companies, and independent financiers, this handy directory gives you the scoop on query letters, treatments and much more. Plus, the Legal 411 for Screenwriters section by entertainment attorney Dinah Perez is well worth the cost of the book. Get a head start with: Correct addresses and info for buyers (more than 4,000 listings!) The top ways to write and format loglines, treatments and query letters Inside screenwriting intel The legalities of screenwriting and more from Dinah Perez! Up-to-Date It's true that contact information in Hollywood can change in the blink of an eye. You'll benefit from the updates to more than 50 percent of last year's listings. Also new are Facebook profiles, email addresses and more. What Matters to You Tons of information is included because so many things go into a successful submission. Browse information such as: Verified contact details, so you can email, phone or stop by in person Packaging your submission for best results Script format Who receives unsolicited work The legalities that go into each stage of the screenwriting and production process How each financier, production company or studio wants submissions

How to adapt anything into a screenplay

Author: Richard W. Krevolin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: UOM:39015056206579
Release Date: 2003-03-13
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

From concept to finished draft-a nuts-and-bolts approach to adaptations Aspiring and established screenwriters everywhere, take note! This down-to-earth guide is the first to clearly articulate the craft of adaptation. Drawing on his own experience and on fourteen years of teaching, screenwriter Richard Krevolin presents his proven five-step process for adapting anything-from novels and short stories to newspaper articles and poems-into a screenplay. Used by thousands of novelists, playwrights, poets, and journalists around the country, this can't-miss process features practical advice on how to break down a story into its essential components, as well as utilizes case studies of successful adaptations. Krevolin also provides an insider's view of working and surviving within the Hollywood system-covering the legal issues, interviewing studio insiders on what they are looking for, and offering tips from established screenwriters who specialize in adaptations. * Outlines a series of stages that help you structure your story to fit the needs of a 120-page screenplay * Explains how to adapt anything for Hollywood, from a single sentence story idea all the way to a thousand-page novel * Advises on the tricky subject of just how faithful your adaptation should be * Features helpful hints from Hollywood bigwigs-award-winning television writer Larry Brody; screenwriter and script reader Henry Jones; screenwriter and author Robin Russin; screenwriter and author Simon Rose; and more

Writing the Short Film

Author: Patricia Cooper
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780240805887
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Performing Arts

The short film is a unique narrative art form that, while lending itself to experimentation, requires tremendous discipline in following traditional filmic considerations. This book takes the student and novice screenwriter through the storytelling process- from conception, to visualization, to dramatization, to characterization and dialogue- and teaches them how to create a dramatic narrative that is at once short (approximately half an hour in length) and complete. Exercises, new examples of short screenplays, and an examination of various genres round out the discussion. NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION: new screenplays, a chapter on rewriting your script, and a chapter on the future of short films A comprehensive guide to writing this challenging form Numerous exercises to jumpstart visualization and writing In-depth discussion of genres suited to the short screenplay

Screen Ages

Author: John Alberti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317650287
Release Date: 2014-11-27

Screen Ages is a valuable guide for students exploring the complex and vibrant history of US cinema and showing how this film culture has grown, changed and developed. Covering key periods from across American cinema history, John Alberti explores the social, technological and political forces that have shaped cinematic output and the varied impacts cinema of on US society. Each chapter has a series of illuminating key features, including: ‘Now Playing’, focusing on films as cinematic events, from The Birth of a Nation to Gone with the Wind to Titanic, to place the reader in the social context of those viewing the films for the first time ‘In Development’, exploring changing genres, from the melodrama to the contemporary super hero movies, ‘The Names Above and Below the Title’, portraying the impact and legacy of central figures, including Florence Lawrence, Orson Welles and Wes Anderson Case studies, analyzing key elements of films in more depth Glossary terms featured throughout the text, to aid non-specialist students and expand the readers understanding of changing screen cultures. Screen Ages illustrates how the history of US cinema has always been and continues to be one of multiple screens, audiences, venues, and markets. It is an essential text for all those wanting to understand of power of American cinema throughout history and the challenges for its future. The book is also supported by a companion website, featuring additional case studies, an interactive blog, a quiz bank for each chapter and an online chapter, ‘Screen Ages Today’ that will be updated to discuss the latest developments in American cinema.

Writer s Market Guide to Getting Published

Author: Writer's Digest Books (Firm)
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582976082
Release Date: 2010-03-31
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Everything you need to succeed in the business of writing! You have the ideas and the desire–but how do you get your writing published? Find out here! Writer's Market Guide to Getting Published gives you the inspiration and instruction you need to achieve long-term success in an ever-changing industry. This authoritative guide explores the ins and outs of the business of writing to provide you with: an exclusive look at the latest publishing industry trends guidelines for writing and selling fiction, nonfiction, and scripts techniques for conducting productive research innovative marketing and self-promotion strategies a comprehensive look at viable self-publishing options contract negotiation tips that really work a pricing guide so that you always know what your work is worth in the marketplace a glossary of publishing terms to give you a competitive edge Plus, get insider tips from magazine and book editors and successful freelancer writers on what works–and what doesn't. With Writer's Market Guide to Getting Published, you'll know exactly what it takes to get your work out into the marketplace, get it published, and get paid for it.