The Screenwriter's Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script
Silman-James Press, 1998 - 314 Seiten
"The Screenwriter's Bible is six books in one. Book 1 -- A screenwriting primer that provides a concise presentation of screenwriting basics. Book 2 -- A workbook that walks the writer through the writing process, from nascent ideas through revisions. Book 3 -- A formatting guide that presents correct formats for both screenplays and TV scripts. Book 4 -- A spec writing guide that demonstrates today's spec style through sample scenes and analysis. Book 5 -- A sales and marketing guide that presents proven strategies to help you create a laser-sharp marketing plan. Book 6 -- A resource guide that provides addresses and contacts for industry organizations, schools, publications, support groups, services, contests, etc. Among its wealth of practical information are sample query letters, useful worksheets and checklists, hundreds of examples, sample scenes, and straightforward explanations of screenwriting fundamentals." - product description.
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They are the important events that complicate or even reverse the action , such as cliffhangers , rev- elations ... It could be called the Big Event because it is usually a " big event " that dra- matically affects the central ...
Somewhere in the first ten or fifteen pages of your script , something should happen to give the central character a goal , desire , mission , need , or problem . I like to call this event the Catalyst , although it's often referred to ...
Do you see that the Big Event is bigger than the Catalyst ? In CHINATOWN , the first Mrs. Mulwray who hires Jake is the Catalyst . She gives Jake a mission . But the Big Event is when the real Mrs. Mulwray shows up .
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I've learned so much from this book! It's definitely not just for screenwriters. It holds valuable information about breaking down your story in a timely manner, from beginning to end, using movie examples. It focuses on how to create a good, successful story. Another of my favorites! Vollständige Rezension lesen
How stories work
Situation conflict and resolutionthe flow of the story
The low down on high concept
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