Cut to the Chase

Cut to the Chase

Writing Feature Films With the Pros at UCLA Extension Writers' Program

Book - 2013
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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' Programme, whose alumni's many credits include Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl; Twilight; and the Academy Award nominated Letters from Iwo Juima. 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. "A well-organized soup-to-nuts manual for aspiring Nora Ephrons and Charlie Kaufmans, from the faculty of a notable screenwriting program. . . . A readable writer's how-to that goes down smoothly." - Kirkus Reviews
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781592408108
Branch Call Number: 808.23 C988 2013
Characteristics: xviii, 381 pages ; 23 cm


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Accomplished writers from the UCLA Extension Writers' Program present how-to advice for aspiring feature film writers, covering topics from how to identify story ideas that make a good movie to opening career doors and keeping them open. There's another book from the UCLA Extension Writer's Progr... Read More »

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