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Screenwriting For Dummies

by Schellhardt, Laura
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Schellhardt, Laura
Write a great script and get it into the hands of the Hollywoodplayers!

So you want to be a screenwriter Whether you want to write afeature film or a TV script or adapt your favorite book, thisfriendly guide gives you expert advice in everything from creatingyour story and developing memorable characters to formatting yourscript and selling it to the studios. You get savvy industry tipsand strategies for getting your screenplay noticed!

The screenwriting process from A to Z -- from developing aconcept and thinking visually to plotline, conflicts, pacing, andthe conclusionCraft living, breathing characters -- from creating thebackstory to letting your characters speak to balancing dialoguewith actionTurn your story into a script -- from developing an outline andgetting over writer's block to formatting your screenplay andhandling rewritesPrepare for Hollywood -- from understanding the players andsetting your expectations to polishing your copy and protectingyour workSell your script to the industry -- from preparing your pitchand finding an agent to meeting with executives and making adeal

Open the book and find:

The latest on the biz, from entertainment blogs to top agentsto box office jargonNew story examples from recently released filmsTips on character development, a story's time clock, dramaticstructure, and dialogueNew details on developing the nontraditional screenplay -- frommusicals to animation to high dramatic styleExpanded information on adaptation and collaboration, withexamples from successful screenwriting duos

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