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Screenplay

Writing the Picture
Russin, Robin U. (Book - 2012 )
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This is a complete screenwriting course -- from initial idea through final script sale -- providing in-depth discussions of theme development; story research; script plotting and structuring; character development; dialogue; writing and rewriting methods; formatting; the ins and outs of marketing and pitching scripts; writing for TV, the Web and video games, and much more. Well-written, comprehensive and filled with both innovative and tried-and-true writing techniques, illustrative screenplay examples and sage advice from veteran writers, Screenplay will help novices as well as working screenwriters improve and sell their scripts. This second edition of this popular manual is completely revised, reflecting current film industry practices, and includes new chapters on such subjects as Webisodes and video games, as well as updates to its many examples.
Authors: Russin, Robin U.
Title: Screenplay
writing the picture
Publisher: Los Angeles : Silman-James Press, c2012
Edition: 2nd ed. rev. & updated
Characteristics: xv, 424 p. ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Robin U. Russin and William Missouri Downs
Contents: Part 1: The basics. How to impress a reader
Format
Theme, meaning and emotion
The world of the story
Character
Part 2: Story structure. Historical approaches to structure
Power and conflict
Beats, scenes and sequences
Scene cards
Entering the story
The structure of genres
Part 3: Writing. Narrative
Dialogue
Rewriting
Part 4: Marketing. Marketing the script
The pitch
Part 5: Alternatives. Writing for television
Writing webisodes
Writing for video games
Additional Contributors: Downs, William Missouri
ISBN: 1935247069
9781935247067
Branch Call Number: 808.23 R9695s 2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Motion picture authorship
Topical Term: Motion picture authorship
LCCN: 2012005671
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