Follow this workbook through to the finish, and you’ll end up with a complete and salable script!
Author: Syd Field
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
At last! The classic screenwriting workbook—now completely revised and updated—from 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 Field—and now the ultimate Hollywood insider shares his secrets and expertise, completely updating his bestselling workbook for a new generation of screenwriters. Filled with new material—including fresh insights and anecdotes from the author and analyses of films from Pulp Fiction to Brokeback Mountain—The Screenwriter’s Workbook is your very own hands-on workshop, the book that allows you to participate in the processes that have made Syd Field’s workshops invaluable to beginners and working professionals alike. Follow this workbook through to the finish, and you’ll end up with a complete and salable script! Learn how to:• Define the idea on which your script will be built• Create the model—the paradigm—that 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 actHere are systematic instructions, easy-to-follow exercises, a clear explanation of screenwriting basics, and expert advice at every turn—all the moment-to-moment, line-by-line help you need to transform your initial idea into a professional screenplay that’s earmarked for success.The Perfect Companion Volume to Syd Field’s Revised and Updated Edition of Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting*Hollywood Reporter
This blockbuster ebook bundle includes: SCREENPLAY: FOUNDATIONS OF SCREENWRITING • THE SCREENWRITER’S WORKBOOK • THE SCREENWRITER’S PROBLEM SOLVER Syd Field was “the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world” ...
Author: Syd Field
Hollywood’s script guru teaches you how to write a screenplay in the ultimate three-volume guide to writing for film, featuring “the ‘bible’ of screenwriting” (The New York Times), Screenplay—now celebrating forty years of screenwriting success! This blockbuster ebook bundle includes: SCREENPLAY: FOUNDATIONS OF SCREENWRITING • THE SCREENWRITER’S WORKBOOK • THE SCREENWRITER’S PROBLEM SOLVER Syd Field was “the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world” according to The Hollywood Reporter. His pioneering insights into structure, concept, and character launched innumerable careers. Now in one handy collection, his invaluable expertise is available to aspiring writers and working professionals alike. The Essential Screenplay contains Syd Field’s Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting, the industry standard for script development; The Screenwriter’s Workbook, a hands-on workshop full of practical exercises for creating successful screenplays; and The Screenwriter’s Problem Solver, a guide to identifying and fixing problems in your latest draft. Throughout, you’ll learn: • why the first ten pages of your script are crucially important • how to visually “grab” the reader from page one • what makes great stories work • the basics of writing dialogue • the essentials of creating great characters • how to adapt a novel, a play, or an article for the screen • the three ways to claim legal ownership of your work • tips for allowing your creative self to break free when you hit the “wall” • how to overcome writer’s block forever Featuring expert analysis of popular films including Pulp Fiction, Thelma & Louise, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Essential Screenplay will transform your initial idea into a screenplay that’s destined for success—and maybe even Cannes. Praise for Syd Field “The most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world.”—The Hollywood Reporter “Syd Field is the preeminent analyzer in the study of American screenplays.”—James L. Brooks, Academy Award–winning writer, director, producer
In Screenplay, Syd Field can help you discover: • Why the first ten pages of every script are crucial to keeping professional readers’ interest • How to visually “grab” these influential readers from page one, word one • Why ...
Author: Syd Field
Hollywood’s script guru teaches you how to write a screenplay in “the ‘bible’ of screenwriting” (The New York Times)—now celebrating forty years of screenwriting success! Syd Field’s books on the essential structure of emotionally satisfying screenplays have ignited lucrative careers in film and television since 1979. In this revised edition of his premiere guide, the underpinnings of successful onscreen narratives are revealed in clear and encouraging language that will remain wise and practical as long as audiences watch stories unfold visually—from hand-held devices to IMAX to virtual reality . . . and whatever comes next. As the first person to articulate common structural elements unique to successful movies, celebrated producer, lecturer, teacher and bestselling author Syd Field has gifted us a classic text. From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script, here are fundamental guidelines to help all screenwriters—novices and Oscar-winners—hone their craft and sell their work. In Screenplay, Syd Field can help you discover: • Why the first ten pages of every script are crucial to keeping professional readers’ interest • How to visually “grab” these influential readers from page one, word one • Why structure and character are the basic components of all narrative screenplays • How to adapt a novel, a play, or an article into a saleable script • Tips on protecting your work—three ways to establish legal ownership of screenplays • Vital insights on writing authentic dialogue, crafting memorable characters, building strong yet flexible storylines (form, not formula), overcoming writer's block, and much more Syd Field is revered as the original master of screenplay story structure, and this guide continues to be the industry’s gold standard for learning the foundations of screenwriting.
SCREENPLAY COMPANION "The Screenwriter's Workbook", 102 pages that will turn your idea into a story. With SCREENPLAY COMPANION you bring your characters to life. You will add dimension to your story line & plot.
Author: W. L. Davis
Category: Motion picture authorship
SCREENPLAY COMPANION "The Screenwriter's Workbook", 102 pages that will turn your idea into a story. With SCREENPLAY COMPANION you bring your characters to life. You will add dimension to your story line & plot. SCREENPLAY COMPANION will help you write a focused & professional screenplay. Eliminate one dimensional characters & scenes that seem to go nowhere. In addition, it provides a way to keep track of your ideas, research notes, character motivation, & many other aspects of your developing story. SCREENPLAY COMPANION also features story boards for ACTS I, II, & III. With the story boards you build your screenplay scene by scene. Experiment with scene placement for maximum effect. SCREENPLAY COMPANION makes it possible to work on your story wherever you are. Features includes Time Management for writers, Scene Analysis, Writer's Journal, Character Analysis, Character to Character Relationship, Story Elements, Story Line, Theme, Premise, Contact Management, Script Submissions Log, Resources, & many other elements to help you with your story. SCREENPLAY COMPANION--The first functional workbook for Novelist, Playwrights & Screenwriters. To order: Write-Side Productions, POB 5251, Carson, CA 90749-5251. Phone: (310) 535-7002 or FAX: (310) 631-3156. $14.95 plus $3.00 p/h plus CA tax.
The Bible is five books bound into a single volume. -- a screenwriting primer (provides a concise presentation of screenwriting basics) -- a formatting guide (presents both correct screenplay and teleplay formats) -- a screenwriting ...
Author: David Trottier
Category: Motion picture authorship
The Bible is five books bound into a single volume. -- a screenwriting primer (provides a concise presentation of screenwriting basics) -- a formatting guide (presents both correct screenplay and teleplay formats) -- a screenwriting workbook (the writing process, from nascent ideas to revisions) -- a sales and marketing guide (offers a marketing plan and sales strategies) -- a resource guide (provides contacts for industry organizations, guilds and unions, schools, publications, support groups and services, contests, etc.)
Alex dissects the elements of story-telling with clarity, wit and wisdom. Don't thank me-buy the damn book!
Author: Alexandra Sokoloff
Are you finally committed to writing that novel or screenplay, but have no idea how to get started? Or are you a published author, but know you need some plotting help to move your books and career up to that next level? You CAN write better books and scripts-by learning from the movies. Screenwriting is based on a simple (and powerful) structure that you already know from watching so many movies and television shows in your lifetime. And it's a structure that your reader or audience unconsciously expects, and is crucial for you to deliver. In this textbook of the internationally acclaimed SCREENWRITING TRICKS FOR AUTHORS workshop, award-winning author/screenwriter Alexandra Sokoloff will show you how to jump-start your plot and bring your characters and scenes vibrantly alive on the page by watching your favorite movies and learning from the storytelling tricks of great filmmakers: The High Concept Premise The Three-Act, Eight-Sequence Structure The Storyboard Grid The Index Card Method of Plotting The Setpiece Scene Techniques of film pacing and suspense, character arc and drive, visual storytelling, and building image systems. Based on the internationally acclaimed Screenwriting Tricks for Authors workshops and blog, this new print edition incorporates all the basic information from the first Screenwriting Tricks for Authors workbook and doubles the material, including ten full story breakdowns. The textbook-quality edition is 8 x 10 inches and lies open flat for easy highlighting and note-taking. For information on books, workshops, and free Story Structure extras, go to www.ScreenwritingTricks.com REVIEWS: "Alex Sokoloff's STEALING HOLLYWOOD is the owner's manual that belongs in every writer's toolkit. Alex dissects the elements of story-telling with clarity, wit and wisdom. Don't thank me-buy the damn book!" -Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of Ladies' Night and Summer Rental "I'd already written fifteen novels by the time I met Alex and discovered her unique approach to structuring fiction. She changed my entire writing process for the better. I couldn't live without my three-act storyboard! Alex is a gifted and generous teacher and author, and STEALING HOLLYWOOD is a must-have book for new and seasoned writers alike." -International bestselling author Diane Chamberlain "Sokoloff's advice is spot-on, and her teaching style is direct and effective. A must-have book for authors and screenwriters." -JA Konrath, bestselling author of A Newbie's Guide To Publishing "Whether you're an old pro or an apprehensive beginner, Alex Sokoloff offers a sensible nuts-and-bolts approach that puts you in control of your material." -Margaret Maron, Edgar(r), Agatha, Anthony & Macavity Award-winning author of the Deborah Knott mysteries "Sokoloff is a generous mentor with the gifted ability to address a storyteller's practical concerns while encouraging artistic integrity and every author's unique voice. Only three of my half dozen novels have been written with her unwitting guidance, but I can guarantee that with this book at my fingertips, all my future work-and my reading audience-will benefit from her advice. Recommended without reservation." -Vicki Pettersson, bestselling author of the Sign of the Zodiac seri
The Writing Group Book: Creating and Sustaining a Successful Writing Group. ... Making a Good Writer Great: A Creativity Workbook for Screenwriters.
Author: Michael Haddad
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Category: Performing Arts
Written for both new and experienced writers, this comprehensive marketing guide offers advice and tips needed by writers to succeed in the film and television industries. Focusing on the business of writing, it gives writers the unabashed truth about the film industry, and advice on how to get scripts to the gatekeepers of the studios and read by agents. Comprehensive listings of contests, fellowships, grants, and development opportunities from an industry expert provide specific information on securing a healthy writing career. This extensive resource also includes guidelines regarding copyrights, sources for emergency funds, a listing of online resources, information on writers' colonies and retreats, and more.
The Screenwriter's Workout is a complete training program for your mind - with over 75 exercises and hundreds of activities specifically designed for both new and experienced screenwriters to train the neural pathways that generate story.
Author: Will Hicks
Publisher: Independently Published
Category: Performing Arts
Flex your screenwriting skills and stretch your creativity with The Screenwriter's Workout! The Screenwriter's Workout is a complete training program for your mind - with over 75 exercises and hundreds of activities specifically designed for both new and experienced screenwriters to train the neural pathways that generate story. Have Fun While You: Design Dynamic Characters - New character creation tools make it easy to create characters designed to fit seamlessly with your script. Explore Structure - Delve inside structure to learn what it does, what it really is, and why you need it. Create Stories - Explore the art, science and craft of cinematic narrative with story-building tools, lessons and theories specifically designed to enhance your storytelling skills. Redefine Conflict - Learn what conflict actually is and what it does to an audience. Analyze Your Work - Save time and effort with rewriting tools to analyze the design of your screenplay. Craft Compelling Loglines - Learn how to write powerful loglines designed to help your screenplay sell. Discover Interactive Screenwriting - Learn the techniques and theories behind writing screenplays that engage and interact with audiences. Written in a conversational style, The Screenwriter's Workout is a fun and interactive way to strengthen your craft, hone your writing skills and refine your storytelling.
This book provides a template for: The title and loglines The premise Character profiles The Protagonist checklist Key story phases - one page per phase A double-spread storyboard - ideally used with sticky Post-Its, but this isn't ...
Author: Optimal Publishing
Writing Skills Reference | Film Screenwriting | Guided Prompts For Easy Screenwriting Capturing your thoughts, mapping out your story and outlining your screenplay is essential if you are to write with clarity and purpose. This notebook is designed to help you do just that, by employing and combining the techniques and ideas outlined by a number of famous screenwriting experts, all in one convenient and easy to use package. This book provides a template for: The title and loglines The premise Character profiles The Protagonist checklist Key story phases - one page per phase A double-spread storyboard - ideally used with sticky Post-Its, but this isn't essential - you can use a pencil and eraser! Space for 4 screenplay plans - 98 sides in total Features: 8.5" x 11.5" large format high quality white interior Glossy cover Softcover for easy carrying and storage IDEAL GIFT FOR SCREENWRITERS!
Screenwriting bible 101 on the foundations of screenwriting basics, page screenwriting ... screenwriters wanted, screenwriter's workbook, screenwriting, ...
Author: Joan Denise Humphries
Publisher: JNR via PublishDrive
Category: Performing Arts
This Ebook will prove to be a great guide for those who aspire to become successful scriptwriters. No matter how skilled you are at writing, scriptwriting requires certain guidelines and procedures that need to be followed. "Who else wants to quickly learn the fundamentals of Screenwriting?" Screenwriting is a craft that starts with an idea. Screenwriting requires keenness of thoughts and a unique vision. A screenwriter is the one who generates the idea that can be converted into a script. A screenwriter can convert a simple idea into an interesting story that will draw people in your manufactured reality. Investing your valuable time in this book will arm you with the things you need on how to become a successful writer and its many benefits. You will learn: Screenwriting 101 The Writer's Mind First Draft Script Rewrites Visual Thinking Fiction Stage Plays Studio Works And Poetry Screenplays The Mind Of A Screenwriter The Craft Of Screenwriting Ideas Beginnings-- Plot Start The Journey How To Improve Middle- Plot What Come Next Activity Vs Action Endings- Plot Are You Done? Making The Conclusion Character Building Constructing Dialogue Characters Talking Audience Trust Planning The Screenplay Fighting Writer's Block Screenplay Format Checklists: Common Misconceptions Benefit and download today!
THE SCREENWRITERS' LABYRINTH - Your Screenwriting Partner - Workbook - provides a space for you to structure your screenplay. It helps you identify Genre and Plot, as well as develop Concept and Story Treatment for a 3-Act screenplay. Using the turning points of the Chartres Cathedral labyrinth as a map, it helps you create a compelling story by following situational prompts based in part on the 12 stages of the monomythic Hero's Journey and the author's own Decision-Maker's Path (TM).
THE WRITE TRACK is filled with tools to map out your script, tricks to write consistently, tips to acquire and incorporate notes, and advice to create and maintain industry contacts. This is NOT a how-to-write book.
Author: Samantha Wilson
Publisher: Samantha Wilson
THE WRITE TRACK is a workbook for ambitious screenwriters, like you, to streamline your creative process, bring your script to life, and build a network to get your writing seen. Do you ever feel too busy to write? Overwhelmed by what you want to accomplish? Afraid of writing an awful script? Hesitant when it comes to networking? Uncertain of what to do with your completed work? This workbook is designed to take panic and procrastination out of your workflow by outlining strategies to meet your screenwriting goals. No more stressing over your next idea, a busy schedule, or how to follow through. THE WRITE TRACK is filled with tools to map out your script, tricks to write consistently, tips to acquire and incorporate notes, and advice to create and maintain industry contacts. This is NOT a how-to-write book. It definitely IS strategies to make your goals happen, questions that will transform the way you think about your year, and advice on how to effectively use your time. Get ready for a step-by-step approach to feeling organized, confident, and clearheaded in your screenwriting career.
The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Storytellers & Screenwriters. Studio City, California: A Michael Wiese Productions Book, 1992. White, Myles.
Author: Caroline Sharp
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Aspiring doctors have medical school. Karate students have belts of different colors. Pianists have scales and arpeggios. But what system do writers have for getting and staying "in shape," to help them focus, practice, and make progress? A Writer's Workbook is Caroline Sharp's ingenious collection of exercises to inspire, encourage, warm up, and jump-start anyone who writes. A wise and funny friend who will cheerlead you through even your darkest can't-write days and "every idea I've ever had is awful" nights, she provides encouraging suggestions, hilarious observations, and an amazingly vivid catalogue of writers' neuroses (with advice on overcoming them, of course). From "Roget's Resume" and "Emulating Ernest" to "End Well," "The Rewrite Rut," and "Dear John," the exercises in this generous, wry workbook will keep your ideas fresh, your mind open, and your pen moving.
... Syd Field is regarded by many Hollywood professionals as the leading authority ... acclaimed bestselling books Screenplay, The Screenwriters Workbook, ...
Author: Syd Field
Publisher: Random House
Category: Performing Arts
Published for the first time in the UK, Syd Field, acclaimed writer and director, tells you step-by-step how to identify and fix common screenwriting problems, providing the professional secrets that make films brilliant - secrets that can make your screenplay a success. He provides easily understood guidelines for writing a screenplay, from concept to finished product. The art of film-writing is made accessible to novices and helps practiced writers improve their scripts, as the author pinpoints stylistic and structural elements such as characterisation and plot. Tips and techniques on what to do after your screenplay has been completed and much more are all here. There are also practical examples from films which Syd Field has collaborated on such as Lord of the Rings, American Beauty and The Pianist. Written for all levels of screenwriters, this is an indispensable reference book for anyone who wants to make money as a great screenwriter.
Specially designed for screenwriters, directors, writers, films students and filmmakers. Each page has a large blank film frame where you can visualise / draw scenes and then make notes in the writing area below. It's the perfect format to capture screenwriting ideas. A simple yet very effective notebook to write scripts and keep track of ideas. DETAILS: 150 Pages Perfect Bound Crisp White Pages with a Thick Cardstock Cover Elegant Cover Art Dimensions: 6" x 9"