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Cut to the Chase

Writing Feature Films With the Pros at UCLA Extension Writers' Program
(Book - 2013)
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Accomplished writers from the renowned UCLA Extension Writers' Program provide an invaluable how-to book for aspiring feature film writers Millions of people dream of writing a screenplay but don't know how to begin, or are already working on a script but are stuck and need some targeted advice. Or maybe they have a great script, but no clue about how to navigate the choppy waters of show business. Enter Cut to the Chase , written by professional writers who teach in UCLA Extension Writers' Program, whose alumni's many credits include Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl ; Twilight ; and the Academy Award nominated Letters from Iwo Jima . From learning how to identify story ideas that make a good movie to opening career doors and keeping them open, this authoritative, comprehensive, and entertaining book, edited by Writers' Program Director Linda Venis, will be the film-writing bible for decades to come.
Title: Cut to the chase
writing feature films with the pros at UCLA Extension Writers' Program
Publisher: New York :, Gotham Books,, [2013]
Characteristics: xviii, 381 pages ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Linda Venis, Director, UCLA Extension Department of the Arts and Writers' Program
Notes: Includes index
Contents: Introduction / by Linda Venis
From Idea to Outline: Preparing to Write Your Feature Screenplay. Hollywood Storytelling: Its Enduring Appeal and Universal Principles / by Billy Mernit
Jump-starting the Screenplay / by Jon Bernstein
"What Happens Next?": Structuring the Screenplay / by Andy Guerdat
Building Characters / by Cindy Davis
Deepening Characters and Defining Their Arcs / by Billy Mernit
Outlining the Screenplay / by Juliet Aires Giglio
Writing Your First Draft Feature Screenplay. Writing Through the First Draft / by Steve Mazur
The Who, What, Where, When, Why (and How!) of Writing a Scene / by Dan Vining
Pictures in motion: scenes and the movement they create / by Chrysanthy Balis
Rewriting Your Feature Screenplay. Taking the Script to the Next Level: The Rewrite Process Begins / by Quinton Peeples
The Art and Craft of Dialogue Writing / by Karl Iglesias
"Show, Don't Tell": Visual Screenwriting / by Philip Eisner
Polish workshop: Making Your Best Even Better / by Michael Weiss
Being a Professional in the Movie Business. Demystifying the Business of Feature Film Writing / by Laurence Rosenthal
Launching and Sustaining a Feature Film Writing Career / by Deborah Dean Davis
ISBN: 1592408109
Branch Call Number: 808.23 C988 2013
Copyright Date: ©2013
Subject Headings: Motion picture authorship
Topical Term: Motion picture authorship
LCCN: 2013026008
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