Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting


Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting

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ISBN: 9780385339032
Title: Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting

A generation of screenwriters has used Syd Field's 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 insider's 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, fromAmerican BeautytoLord of the RingsScreenplaypresents 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 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. 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 industry's gold standard for successful screenwriting.

Format: Paperback
Price: $45.00