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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Here's an example of how to format the SERIES OF SHOTS . SERIES OF SHOTS A ) The classroom spins . B ) The professor , in a panic , jabs the computer tab key . C ) He tosses the computer out the window . D ) He peers out the window ...
The dash is written two different ways : Example 1 -- Space , hyphen , hyphen , space for narrative description and dialogue . Example 2 - Space , hyphen , space for headings . The ellipsis is used for continuity .
See example above for L.A. SCRIPT DOCTORS . A sitcom is simpler than a screenplay , both in structure and content . Comparing the screenplay scene on page 107 to the sitcom scenes on pages 153-154 should prove instructive .
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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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