Save the Cat

Title : Save the Cat
Author : Blake Snyder
Publisher : Michael Wiese Productions
ISBN 13 : 9781615930005
Date : 2005-05

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This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!

Save the Cat Goes to the Movies

Title : Save the Cat Goes to the Movies
Author : Blake Snyder
Publisher : Michael Wiese Productions
ISBN 13 : 9781615930012
Date : 2007-10-01

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In the long-awaited sequel to his surprise bestseller, "Save the Cat!," author and screenwriter Snyder returns to form in a fast-paced follow-up that proves why his is the most talked-about approach to screenwriting in years.

Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds

Title : Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds
Author : Michael Hauge
Publisher : Michael Wiese Productions
ISBN 13 : 9781615930050
Date : 2006-10-01

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From the author of "Screenplays That Sell" comes his newest book that reveals a one-minute technique for getting one's screenplay or novel read by the major powers of Hollywood.

Crafty TV Writing

Title : Crafty TV Writing
Author : Alex Epstein
Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
ISBN 13 : 9781466807594
Date : 2006-05-30

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A professional TV writer's real-world guide to getting paid to write great television "No need for me to ever write a book on TV writing. Alex Epstein has covered it all . . . along with a few things I wouldn't have thought of. Save yourself five years of rookie mistakes. Crafty TV Writing and talent are pretty much all you'll need to make it." —Ken Levine, writer/producer, MASH, Cheers, Frasier, The Simpsons, Wings, Becker Everyone watches television, and everyone has an opinion on what makes good TV. But, as Alex Epstein shows in this invaluable guide, writing for television is a highly specific craft that requires knowledge, skill, and more than a few insider's tricks. Epstein, a veteran TV writer and show creator himself, provides essential knowledge about the entire process of television writing, both for beginners and for professionals who want to go to the next level. Crafty TV Writing explains how to decode the hidden structure of a TV series. It describes the best ways to generate a hook, write an episode, create characters the audience will never tire of, construct entertaining dialogue, and use humor. It shows how to navigate the tough but rewarding television industry, from writing your first "spec" script, to getting hired to work on a show, to surviving—even thriving—if you get fired. And it illuminates how television writers think about the shows they're writing, whether they're working in comedy, drama, or "reality." Fresh, funny, and informed, Crafty TV Writing is the essential guide to writing for and flourishing in the world of television.

How to Write a Selling Screenplay

Title : How to Write a Selling Screenplay
Author : Christopher Keane
Publisher : Three Rivers Press
ISBN 13 : 9780307567741
Date : 2009-11-04

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Christopher Keane has spent 20 years in the business, learning the truths--and the tricks--of writing a selling screenplay. In How to Write a Selling Screenplay, he takes writers through the entire process, from developing a story to finding the best agent. Using an annotated version of an often-optioned screenplay of his own, and citing examples from movies ranging from Casablanca and Lethal Weapon to Sling Blade and The English Patient, he discusses how to create three-dimensional characters, find a compelling story, build an airtight plot structure, fine-tune dialogue, and much more. Keane's tips on the difference between writing for film and television, as well as his advice on dealing with Hollywood movers and shakers, make this an essential companion for people writing their first--or their fortieth--screenplay. From the Trade Paperback edition.

How to Write a Movie in 21 Days

Title : How to Write a Movie in 21 Days
Author : Viki King
Publisher : HarperCollins
ISBN 13 : 9780062405401
Date : 2015-03-03

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The ultimate survival guide, How to Write a Movie in 21 Days takes the aspiring screenwriter the shortest distance from blank page to complete script. Viki King's Inner Movie Method is a specific step-by-step process designed to get the story in the writer's onto the page. This method guides the would-be screenwriter through the writing of a movie. It answers such questions as: How to clarify the idea you don't quite have yet How to tell if your idea is really a movie How to move from what you want to say saying it How to stop getting ready and start Once you know what to write, the Inner Movie Method will show you how to write it. It also addresses such issues as: How to pay the rent while paying your dues What to say to your spouse when you can't come to bed How to keep going when you think you can't For accomplished screenwriters honing their craft, as well as those who never before brought their ideas to paper, How to Write a Movie in 21 Days is an indispensable guide. And Viki King's upbeat, friendly style is like having a first-rate writing partner every step of the way.

Your Screenplay Sucks

Title : Your Screenplay Sucks
Author : William M Akers
Publisher : Michael Wiese Productions
ISBN 13 : 9781615930180
Date : 2011-11-01

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A lifetime member of the Writer's Guild of America who has had three feature films produced from his screenplays, Akers offers beginning writers the tools they need to get their screenplay noticed.

Psychology for Screenwriters

Title : Psychology for Screenwriters
Author : William Indick
Publisher : Michael Wiese Productions
ISBN 13 : 9781615930456
Date : 2004-09-25

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Screenwriters must understand human behavior to make their stories come alive. This book clearly describes theories of personality and psychoanalysis with simple guidelines, thought provoking exercises, vivid film images and hundreds of examples from classic movies.

Strike the Baby and Kill the Blonde

Title : Strike the Baby and Kill the Blonde
Author : Dave Knox
Publisher : Crown Archetype
ISBN 13 : 9780307421722
Date : 2007-12-18

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Everything You Need to Know to Become a Film-Industry Insider Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a gaffer and a grip? Or what makes the best boy so great? In Strike the Baby and Kill the Blonde,* Dave Knox, a top camera operator and longtime veteran of the film industry, gives you the inside story on the lingo and slang heard on the set. This is an A-to-Z guide to making a movie: the equipment, the crew, and the sometimes hilarious terminology—everything you need to know to sound like a seasoned pro. * Remove the small spotlight from the set and switch off the two-kilowatt quartz light. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Coffee Break Screenwriter

Title : The Coffee Break Screenwriter
Author : Pilar Alessandra
Publisher :
ISBN 13 : 1615932429
Date : 2016-04-25

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The writer receives guidance and tips at every stage of the often intimidating writing process with a relaxed, "ten minutes at a time" method that focuses the writer and pushes him or her forward. At each step, writers are encouraged to "Take Ten" and tackle an element of their script using the templates and tools provided. "What You've Accomplished" sections help writers review their progress. And "Ten-Minute Lectures" distill and demystify old school theory, allowing the writer to unblock and get writing.