The Screenwriter's Bible

A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling your Script
Trottier, David (Book - 2014)
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The 20th anniversary edition of one of the most popular, authoritative, and useful books on screenwriting. A standard by which other screenwriting books are measured, it has sold over 250,000 copies in its twenty-year life. Always up-to-date and reliable, it contains everything that both the budding and working screenwriter need under one cover - five books in one! A Screenwriting Primer -- that provides a concise course in screenwriting basics; A Screenwriting Workbook -- that walks you through the complete writing process, from nascent ideas through final revisions; A Formatting Guide -- that thoroughly covers todays correct formats for screenplays and TV scripts; A Spec Writing Guide -- that demonstrates todays spec style through sample scenes and analysis, with an emphasis on grabbing the readers interest in the first ten pages; A Sales and Marketing Guide -- that presents proven strategies to help you create a laser-sharp marketing plan. Among this books wealth of practical information are sample query letters, useful worksheets and checklists, hundreds of examples, sample scenes, and straightforward explanations of screenwriting fundamentals. This 6th edition is full of new examples, the latest practices, and new material on non-traditional screenplay outlets.
Authors: Trottier, David
Title: The screenwriter's bible
a complete guide to writing, formatting, and selling your script
Publisher: Los Angeles :, Silman-James Press,, [2014]
Edition: 6th Edition
Characteristics: xii, 442 pages ;,28 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by David Trottier
Notes: Includes index
ISBN: 9781935247104
Branch Call Number: 808.23 T858s 2014
Subject Headings: Motion picture authorship Television authorship
Topical Term: Motion picture authorship
Television authorship
LCCN: 2013049186
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Five books in one! A primer of screenwriting basics, a workbook that walks you through the writing process, a formatting guide, a spec writing guide, and a sales and marketing guide.

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Feb 24, 2013
  • stewstealth rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Seems like a useful resource guide for formatting your script and how to write a query and make a pitch.


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