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Publisher Comments:

Most screenwriting teachers tell you what you should be doing. Jeff Kitchen shows you how to actually do it so that you can master the application of the tools, not just understand them intellectually. Practicality and usability are the keywords.

So much more than just a how-to, Jeff guides you through a hands-on application of his top-rated tools and techniques. In his private one-on-one class Jeff works intensively with you on your script, helping you apply the tools as he instructs in their use. In his large group seminars Jeff provides working examples of all his tools; and in his book, Writing a Great Movie, he builds a real script from scratch to show you how to fully utilize all his methods in the creation and construction of your own screenplays.

Review:

"Jeff Kitchen's seminar is not just theory, it's nuts and bolts. And he provides you with a set of dramaturgical wrenches with which you can dismantle, then reassemble your screenplay idea and verify its dramatic integrity." Michael McDonnell, Producer, The Usual Suspects

Review:

"I highly recommend this class to screenwriters of all levels of proficiency." Debra Meringa, Sony Pictures

Book News Annotation:

Using examples from well-known Hollywood movies, professional "script doctor" Jeff Kitchen explains how to craft a screenplay that is dramatically effective and structurally sound. He makes repeated reference to six films: Training Day, What Women Want, Minority Report, The Godfather, Tootsie, and Blade Runner. Chapters in the first section focus on scriptwriting tools such as theme, central proposition, and plot. In the second section, Kitchen illustrates the development of a raw idea into a finished screenplay. Lone Eagle is an imprint of Watson-Guptill Publications. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Let's cut to the chase: Writing a Great Movie is a practical nuts-and-bolts manual to dramatic writing for film. This hands-on course in screenwriting shows how to create, develop, and construct an original screenplay from scratch using seven essential tools for the screenwriter — (1) Dilemma, Crisis, Decision and Action, and Resolution; (2) Theme; (3) the 36 Dramatic Situations; (4) the Enneagram; (5) Research and Brainstorming; (6) the Central Proposition; and (7) Sequence, Proposition, and Plot — which break the writing process down into approachable steps and produce great results. Jeff Kitchen shares the insider secrets he has developed over years of writing and teaching. Writing a Great Movie is the complete guide to creating compelling screenplays that will sell.

Synopsis:

Lets cut to the chase: Writing a Great Movie is a practical nuts-and-bolts manual to dramatic writing for film. This hands-on course in screenwriting shows how to create, develop, and construct an original screenplay from scratch using seven essential tools for the screenwriter(1) Dilemma, Crisis, Decision and Action, and Resolution; (2) Theme; (3) the 36 Dramatic Situations; (4) the Enneagram; (5) Research and Brainstorming; (6) the Central Proposition; and (7) Sequence, Proposition, and Plotwhich break the writing process down into approachable steps and produce great results.

Author Jeff Kitchena working screenwriter, renowned dramaturge, and teacher at the University of Southern Californias graduate film schoolshares the insider secrets he has developed over years of writing and teaching. Writing a Great Movie is the complete guide to creating compelling screenplays that will sell.

• State-of-the-art screenwriting theory and technique from a master

• Author named one of today's top screenwriting teachers in Creative Screenwriting magazine

• Great for writers at every level, beginner to established

About the Author

Jeff Kitchen worked as a dramaturge at New York's Playwrights Preview Productions and the Negro Ensemble Company before starting to teach playwriting and screenwriting in 1991. He has worked with executives at Miramax, Sony Pictures, and Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780823069781
Subtitle:
Key Tools for Successful Screenwriting
Author:
Kitchen, Jeff
Publisher:
Billboard Books
Subject:
Film - Screenwriting
Subject:
Motion picture authorship
Subject:
Film & Video - Screenwriting
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20061001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 DIAGRAMS
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.00 in

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Product details 352 pages Billboard Books - English 9780823069781 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Jeff Kitchen's seminar is not just theory, it's nuts and bolts. And he provides you with a set of dramaturgical wrenches with which you can dismantle, then reassemble your screenplay idea and verify its dramatic integrity."
"Review" by , "I highly recommend this class to screenwriters of all levels of proficiency."
"Synopsis" by , Let's cut to the chase: Writing a Great Movie is a practical nuts-and-bolts manual to dramatic writing for film. This hands-on course in screenwriting shows how to create, develop, and construct an original screenplay from scratch using seven essential tools for the screenwriter — (1) Dilemma, Crisis, Decision and Action, and Resolution; (2) Theme; (3) the 36 Dramatic Situations; (4) the Enneagram; (5) Research and Brainstorming; (6) the Central Proposition; and (7) Sequence, Proposition, and Plot — which break the writing process down into approachable steps and produce great results. Jeff Kitchen shares the insider secrets he has developed over years of writing and teaching. Writing a Great Movie is the complete guide to creating compelling screenplays that will sell.
"Synopsis" by , Lets cut to the chase: Writing a Great Movie is a practical nuts-and-bolts manual to dramatic writing for film. This hands-on course in screenwriting shows how to create, develop, and construct an original screenplay from scratch using seven essential tools for the screenwriter(1) Dilemma, Crisis, Decision and Action, and Resolution; (2) Theme; (3) the 36 Dramatic Situations; (4) the Enneagram; (5) Research and Brainstorming; (6) the Central Proposition; and (7) Sequence, Proposition, and Plotwhich break the writing process down into approachable steps and produce great results.

Author Jeff Kitchena working screenwriter, renowned dramaturge, and teacher at the University of Southern Californias graduate film schoolshares the insider secrets he has developed over years of writing and teaching. Writing a Great Movie is the complete guide to creating compelling screenplays that will sell.

• State-of-the-art screenwriting theory and technique from a master

• Author named one of today's top screenwriting teachers in Creative Screenwriting magazine

• Great for writers at every level, beginner to established

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