How To Write Great Screenplays and Get Them Into Production (Paperback)
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How To Write Great Screenplays and Get Them Into Production (Paperback)

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Have you got a great idea for a screenplay, but don't know how to write it visually? Then this book is for you. It will give you the vital information you need to know before you write your script; the vital techniques you need to learn when you're writing your script. But, more importantly, it will show you how to market your script after it's written. These three vitally important stages will make your script STAND OUT from the crowd. Your will learn about:- - Preparing outlines and synopses and treatments. - The Three Act Structure - Writing powerful opening scenes, and compelling scenes to follow - Techniques to make your script stand out - Writing effective dialogue - Writing a logline to use as a powerful marketing tool to interest an agent or producer. - Professional script formatting - Organisations that help screenwriters - How to copyright your work - How to market your script - The Twenty important things to check before you send out your script

Contents: 1. The importance of preparation; 2. Outlines, synopses and treatments; 3. The three-act structure; 4. The inciting incident; 5. Writing powerful opening scenes; 6. Writing compelling scenes; 7. Techniques to make your script stand out; 8. Writing effective dialogue; 9. Loglines; 10. Film genres; 11. Professional script formatting; 12. Organizations that help screenwriters; 13. Copyright your work; 14. Marketing your script; Appendices: 1. Script websites; 2. Screenwriting Software; 3. Options and assignments; 4. A sample option agreement(UK); 5. A sample option agreement (USA); Glossary of common screen terms; Famous last lines; Index.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781845283070
Weight: 392 g
Dimensions: 157 x 234 x 14 mm


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'A very practical and businesslike take on scriptwriting...effectively delivers the most essential information in all areas of concern in the craft of scriptwriting. This is an introduction to the concepts of screenwriting that will take your scriptwriting from the basics to a good and near professional level. For that, it has to get five stars. The appendices are also fantastic.' www.bookbag.co.uk 'How to Write Great Screenplays and Get Them Into Production by Linda M James is a straightforward and engaging book that ultimately equips the reader with both the creative and technical tools necessary to write a brilliant script. If you follow these steps you will end up with a well formulated script that is industry ready. The conversational tone of the book makes it easy to understand for any first-time scriptwriter, while the clear chapter headings make it a great reference book to have to hand for the more experienced writer. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is serious about writing a screenplay and getting it produced.' Ashley Shine, Head Of Development, Centre Media Films. 'This book is exactly what it sets out to be: a practical, step-by-step guide for the aspiring screenwriter. ...As a manual for making progress in a highly complex, formulaic, market-driven industry, this book is indispensable.' Richard Crane, a playwright and screenwriter.

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“How to Write Great Screenplays”

The Author, Linda M James, has produced an excellent guide for both novice and experienced writer who wishes to break into the world of screenplay writing. Her concise, informative book is a step-by-step guide to... More

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“How to Write Great Screenplays”

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!Linda James' book is easy to follow and very heartening, especially as I am an aspiring scriptwriter, and the path from writing to selling your script is pretty daunting. The Chapter... More

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JAMES KEARNEY

“EXCELLENT PRODUCT”

THIS BOOK, FOR ME, WAS AN EXCELLENT HELP IN BEGINNING MY SCREENPLAY OF WHICH I HAVE WRITTEN 40% SO FAR.

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