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Screenplay Foundations of Screenwriting Expanded Edition a Step by Step Guide from Concept to Finished Script

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A generation of screenwriters has used Syd Fields bestselling books to ignite successful careers in film. Now the celebrated producer, lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author has updated his classic guide for a new generation of filmmakers, offering a fresh insiders perspective on the film industry today. From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script, here are easily understood guidelines to help aspiring screenwritersfrom novices to practiced writershone their craft. Filled with updated materialincluding all-new personal anecdotes and insights, guidelines on marketing and collaboration, plus analyses of recent films, from American Beauty to Lord of the RingsScreenplay presents a step-by-step, comprehensive technique for writing the screenplay that will succeed in Hollywood. 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 workthree legal ways to claim ownership of your screenplay

•The essentials of writing great dialogue, creating character, building a story line, overcoming writers block, getting an agent, and much more.

With this newly updated edition of his bestselling classic, Syd Field proves yet again why he is revered as the master of the screenplayand why his celebrated guide has become the industrys gold standard for successful screenwriting.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440576471
Subtitle:
The Foundations of Screenwriting
Author:
Field, Syd
Publisher:
Delta
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Stage and screen
Subject:
Film - Screenwriting
Subject:
Motion picture authorship
Subject:
Film & Video - Screenwriting
Subject:
General Reference
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 23
Publication Date:
20051129
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.2 x .7 in .55 lb

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