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At last! The classic screenwriting workbooknow completely revised and updatedfrom the celebrated lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author, Syd Field: “the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world”*
No one knows more about screenwriting than Syd Fieldand now the ultimate Hollywood insider shares his secrets and expertise, completely updating his bestselling workbook for a new generation of screenwriters. Filled with new materialincluding fresh insights and anecdotes from the author and analyses of films from Pulp Fiction to Brokeback MountainThe Screenwriters Workbook is your very own hands-on workshop, the book that allows you to participate in the processes that have made Syd Fields workshops invaluable to beginners and working professionals alike. Follow this workbook through
to the finish, and youll end up with a complete and salable script!
Learn how to:
• Define the idea on which your script will be built
• Create the modelthe paradigmthat professionals use
• Bring your characters to life
• Write dialogue like a pro
• Structure your screenplay for success from the crucial first pages to the final act
Here are systematic instructions, easy-to-follow exercises, a clear explanation of screenwriting basics, and expert advice at every turnall the moment-to-moment, line-by-line help you need to transform your initial idea into a professional screenplay thats earmarked for success.
The Perfect Companion Volume to Syd Fields Revised and Updated Edition of Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting
About the Author
SYD FIELD is the internationally acclaimed screenwriter, producer, teacher, lecturer, and author of several bestselling books. He has been a script consultant for Roland Jaffe's film production company, 20th Century Fox, the Disney Studios, Universal Pictures and Tri-Star Pictures, and was the American Screenwriting Association's first inductee into the Screenwriting Hall of Fame. He lives in Beverly Hills, CA