Genre Screenwriting

Author: Stephen V. Duncan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501305921
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Genre Screenwriting from the Author: Stephen V. Duncan. It's simple: films need to have commercial value for the studios to produce them, distributors to sell them, and theater chains to screen them. While talent definitely plays a part in the writing process, it can be the well-executed formulaic approaches to the popular genres that will first get you noticed in the industry. Genre Screenwriting: How to Write Popular Screenplays That Sell does not attempt to probe in the deepest psyche of screenwriters and directors of famous or seminal films, nor does it attempt to analyze the deep theoretic machinations of films. Duncan's simple goal is to give the reader, the screenwriter, a practical guide to writing each popular film genre. Employing methods as diverse as using fairy tales to illustrate the 'how to' process for each popular genre, and discussing these popular genres in modern television and its relation to its big screen counterpart, Duncan provides a one-stop shop for novices and professionals alike.

Film Genre For The Screenwriter

Author: Jule Selbo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317695682
Size: 66.22 MB
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Film Genre For The Screenwriter from the Author: Jule Selbo. Film Genre for the Screenwriter is a practical study of how classic film genre components can be used in the construction of a screenplay. Based on Jule Selbo’s popular course, this accessible guide includes an examination of the historical origins of specific film genres, how and why these genres are received and appreciated by film-going audiences, and how the student and professional screenwriter alike can use the knowledge of film genre components in the ideation and execution of a screenplay. Explaining the defining elements, characteristics and tropes of genres from romantic comedy to slasher horror, and using examples from classic films like Casablanca alongside recent blockbuster franchises like Harry Potter, Selbo offers a compelling and readable analysis of film genre in its written form. The book also offers case studies, talking points and exercises to make its content approachable and applicable to readers and writers across the creative field.

Screenwriting Secrets In Genre Film

Author: Sally J. Walker
Publisher: The Fiction Works
ISBN: 1581249535
Size: 58.26 MB
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Screenwriting Secrets In Genre Film from the Author: Sally J. Walker. Are they absolutely necessary? No, but you will short-change your education by not analyzing them with Sally?s explanations. Exercises and assignments will allow the driven writer to step-by-step complete his or her own screenplay if committed to the assignments. By the conclusion of the book, readers will also understand the how?s and why?s of pulling elements from other genres to enrich a story for cross-genre appeal. What the Reviewers say ... ?Sally Walker?s Screenwriting Secrets in Genre Film is a comprehensive, valuable resource that can benefit writers of many different levels. There are useful tips, strategies, examples, and recommendations throughout.? ?Stephanie Palmer, former MGM executive and CEO of Good in a Room ?I wish that I had material like this for those hungry young minds who moved beyond screenwriting fundamentals in my previous years at UCLA.

The High Concept Massacre Genre Screenwriters Tell All Hardback

Author: Jose Prendes
Publisher: BearManor Media
ISBN: 9781593939410
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The High Concept Massacre Genre Screenwriters Tell All Hardback from the Author: Jose Prendes. This is the HARDBACK version. The famed director Robert Altman once said, "I don't think screenplay writing is the same as writing-I mean, I think it's blueprinting." Well, the late filmmaker couldn't be more wrong, and in these pages you will meet thirteen screenwriters who will disagree with that statement. Since the beginning of the film business it seems as if screenwriters have been getting the short end of the stick and have been treated more like hired help than the artists they really are. This book, written by a screenwriter for current and future screenwriters, seeks to shed light on the tireless keyboard mashers who spin the tales we remember and the catchy dialog that rings in our ears for years to come. Ranging from micro-budget cinema to Hollywood blockbusters, the illustrious screenwriters interviewed here will relay their down and dirty behind-the-scenes stories and expound on what it really takes to be a screenwriter and survive in Hollywood. It takes a thick skin to be a writer, but it takes bulletproof armor to be a screenwriter. Author, screenwriter, and bon vivant, Jose Prendes, is currently taking part in a top secret NASA space program and is unavailable to provide a complete biography beyond mentioning that he enjoys short walks and long naps.

Alternative Scriptwriting

Author: Ken Dancyger
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 113605362X
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Alternative Scriptwriting from the Author: Ken Dancyger. Learn the rules of scriptwriting, and then how to successfully break them.Unlike other screenwriting books, this unique guide pushes you to challenge yourself and break free of tired, formulaic writing--bending or breaking the rules of storytelling as we know them. Like the best-selling previous editions, seasoned authors Dancyger and Rush explore alternative approaches to the traditional three-act story structure, going beyond teaching you "how to tell a story" by teaching you how to write against conventional formulas to produce original, exciting material. The pages are filled with an international range of contemporary and classic cinema examples to inspire and instruct. New to this edition. New chapter on the newly popular genres of feature documentary, long-form television serials, non-linear stories, satire, fable, and docudrama. New chapter on multiple-threaded long form, serial television scripts. New chapter on genre and a new chapter on how genre’s very form is flexible to a narrative. New chapter on character development. New case studies, including an in-depth case study of the dark side of the fable, focusing on The Wizard of Oz and Pan’s Labyrinth.

The Constructive Use Of Film Genre For Screenwriters

Author: Jule Britt Selbo
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The Constructive Use Of Film Genre For Screenwriters from the Author: Jule Britt Selbo. This practice-led PhD project consists of two sections: the first examines a breakdown of the components of film genre to be used as practical guideposts for my own creative practice as a screenwriter and (hopefully in the future) for other screenwriters; the second section contains my practical application - first acts of three screenplays that are constructed utilizing my research and subsequent assessments. Using a theoretic construct presented in the area of philosophy in the 1990s by cognitive theorist Gilles Fauconnier called 'mental space', a concept exploring a person's natural inclination to construct a comprehensible idealized cognitive model (ICM) of any given situation in order to understand his or her role in it (Fauconnier 1994:8), I examine how Fauconnier's concept can be applied to building a film narrative and specifically how it can be applied to a screenwriter's understanding and breaking down of the components of film genre. I also employ the work of scholars focused on the audience's reception, especially the reception of film genre. In the practical section of my practice-led PhD, the writing of the first acts of three screenplays that share location, similar core cast of characters and plot points but are constructed in three distinctly different film genres (western, horror, romantic comedy), I endeavor to apply elements I have termed the 'mental space of film genre' in order to determine the adjustments and changes necessary to move narrative from one genre to another in order to fulfill various genre perimeters and genre expectations. This work is meant to increase a screenwriter's technical skills in the craft of screenwriting.

Save The Cat

Author: Blake Snyder
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
ISBN: 1615930000
Size: 32.57 MB
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Save The Cat from the Author: Blake Snyder. This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!


Author: Bridget Conor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136169482
Size: 40.46 MB
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Screenwriting from the Author: Bridget Conor. Screenwriting: Creative Labor and Professional Practice analyzes the histories, practices, identities and subjects which form and shape the daily working lives of screenwriters. Author Bridget Conor considers the ways in which contemporary screenwriters navigate and make sense of the labor markets in which they are immersed. Chapters explore areas including: Screenwriting histories and myths of the profession Screenwriting as creative labor Screenwriters’ working lives Screenwriting work and the how-to genre Screenwriting work and inequalities Drawing on historical and critical perspectives of mainstream screenwriting in the USA and UK, as well as valuable interviews with working screenwriters, this book presents a highly original and multi-faceted study of screenwriting as creative labor and professional practice.

A Guide To Screenwriting Success

Author: Stephen V. Duncan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742553019
Size: 54.32 MB
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A Guide To Screenwriting Success from the Author: Stephen V. Duncan. A Guide to Screenwriting Success provides a comprehensive overview of writing and rewriting a screenplay. Duncan's handy book teaches new screenwriters the process of creating a professional screenplay from beginning to end from character development to story templates. It shows that inspiration, creativity, and good writing are not elusive concepts but attainable goals. The book contains dozens of exercises to help writers through these steps. The second half of the book covers the teleplay, an often-overlooked but rewarding side of screenwriting. Success in screenwriting is no longer a pipe dream for those who pick up Duncan's guide."

Screenwriting Four Geniuses

Author: William D. Wolff
Publisher: Wolff Productions
ISBN: 9780971258402
Size: 55.21 MB
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Screenwriting Four Geniuses from the Author: William D. Wolff. Screenwriting four Geniuses is the first in a series of ...four Geniuses books. Its genre is comedy, and it is a satire of the world of Hollywood film making. Ostensibly a parody of self-help books, Screenwriting four Geniuses purports to teach its readers how to effortlessly make millions of dollars by writing blockbuster screenplays for Hollywood.