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The Foundations of Screenwriting: A Step-by-Step Guide from Concept to finished Script

The Foundations of Screenwriting: A Step-by-Step Guide from Concept to finished Script

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The author of numerous guides to careers in film, producer and lecturer Syd Field offers a fresh perspective on script writing in the context of the contemporary film industry. Looking at concepts, character development, editing drafts to finishing your script, this book is the ideal reference guide for scriptwriters.  Discover:

  • Why the first ten pages of your script are crucially important
  • How to visually "grab" the reader from page one, word one 
  • Why structure and character are the essential foundation of your screenplay
  • How to adapt a novel, a play, or an article into a screenplay
  • Tips on protecting your work--three legal ways to claim ownership of your screenplay
  • The essentials of writing great dialogue, creating character, building a story line, overcoming writer's block, getting an agent, and much more.

Embellished throughout with personal anecdotes and insights and full of analysis and tips, Screenplay is an invaluable resource.

The author of numerous guides to careers in film, producer and lecturer Syd Field offers a fresh perspective on script writing in the context of the contemporary film industry. Looking at concepts, character development, editing drafts to finishing your script, this book is the ideal reference guide for scriptwriters.  Discover:

  • Why the first ten pages of your script are crucially important
  • How to visually "grab" the reader from page one, word one 
  • Why structure and character are the essential foundation of your screenplay
  • How to adapt a novel, a play, or an article into a screenplay
  • Tips on protecting your work--three legal ways to claim ownership of your screenplay
  • The essentials of writing great dialogue, creating character, building a story line, overcoming writer's block, getting an agent, and much more.

Embellished throughout with personal anecdotes and insights and full of analysis and tips, Screenplay is an invaluable resource.

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SKU 9780385339032
Author(s) Syd Field
Subtitle The Foundations of Screenwriting: A Step-by-Step Guide from Concept to finished Script
Publisher(s) Random House USA
Format Paperback
Original publication date 2005
Number of pages 320

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