Save the Cat

Filename: save-the-cat.pdf
ISBN: 9781615930005
Release Date: 2005-05
Number of pages: 195
Author: Blake Snyder
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions

Download and read online Save the Cat in PDF and EPUB 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!


Save the Cat

Filename: save-the-cat.pdf
ISBN: 1615931716
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Number of pages: 216
Author: Blake Snyder
Publisher:

Download and read online Save the Cat in PDF and EPUB 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!


Save the Cat

Filename: save-the-cat.pdf
ISBN: 1932907009
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 195
Author: Blake Snyder
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions

Download and read online Save the Cat in PDF and EPUB 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!


Save the Cat Goes to the Movies

Filename: save-the-cat-goes-to-the-movies.pdf
ISBN: 9781615930012
Release Date: 2007-10-01
Number of pages: 287
Author: Blake Snyder
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions

Download and read online Save the Cat Goes to the Movies in PDF and EPUB In the long-awaited sequel to his surprise bestseller, "Save the Cat!," author and screenwriter Snyder returns to form in a fast-paced follow-up that proves why his is the most talked-about approach to screenwriting in years.


Save the Cat Strikes Back

Filename: save-the-cat-strikes-back.pdf
ISBN: 0984157603
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 181
Author: Blake Snyder
Publisher: Save the Cat Press

Download and read online Save the Cat Strikes Back in PDF and EPUB Inspired by questions from workshops, lectures, and emails, Blake Snyder provides new tips and techniques to help screenwriters create stories that resonate.


The Complete Book of Scriptwriting

Filename: the-complete-book-of-scriptwriting.pdf
ISBN: 1582971587
Release Date: 2002-07-01
Number of pages: 424
Author: J Michael Straczynski
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

Download and read online The Complete Book of Scriptwriting in PDF and EPUB An experienced scriptwriter and producer explains how to write and sell plays for television, radio, motion pictures, animated features, and the stage and surveys the characteristics and requirements of each medium. Original.


Screenplay

Filename: screenplay.pdf
ISBN: 9780307423269
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Number of pages: 336
Author: Syd Field
Publisher: Delta

Download and read online Screenplay in PDF and EPUB From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script.. Here are easily understood guidelines to make film-writing accessible to novices and to help practiced writers improve their scripts. Syd Field pinpoints the structural and stylistic elements essential to every good screenplay. He presents a step-by-step, comprehensive technique for writing the script that will succeed. •Why are the first ten pages of your script crucially important? •How do you collaborate successfully with someone else? •How do you adapt a novel, a play, or an article into a screenplay? •How do you market your script? From the Trade Paperback edition.


Writing Movies for Fun and Profit

Filename: writing-movies-for-fun-and-profit.pdf
ISBN: 9781439186770
Release Date: 2011-07-05
Number of pages: 336
Author: Thomas Lennon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Writing Movies for Fun and Profit in PDF and EPUB This is the only screenwriting guide by two guys who have actually done it (instead of some schmuck who just gives lectures about screenwriting at the airport Marriott); “These guys are proof that with no training and little education, ANYONE can make it as a screenwriter” (Paul Rudd). Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon’s movies have made over a billion dollars at the box office—and now they show you how to do it yourself! This book is full of secret insider information about how to conquer the Hollywood studio system: how to write, pitch, structure, and get drunk with the best of them. Well…maybe not the best of them, but certainly the most successful. (If you’re aiming to win an Oscar, this is not the book for you!) But if you can type a little, and can read and speak English—then you too can start turning your words into stacks of money! This is the only screenwriting book you will ever need (because all other ones pretty much suck). In these pages, Garant and Lennon provide the kind of priceless tips you won’t find anywhere else, including: -The art of pitching -Getting your foot in the door -Taking notes from movie stars -How to get fired and rehired -How to get credit and royalties! And most important: what to buy with the huge piles of money you’re going to make! Writing Movies for Fun and Profit will take you through the highs and lows of life as a professional screenwriter. From the highs of hugging Gisele Bündchen and getting kung fu punched by Jackie Chan to the soul-crushing lows of Herbie: Fully Loaded. Read this book and you’ll have everything you need to make your first billion the old-fashioned way—by “selling out” in show business! A portion of the authors’ proceeds from this book are being contributed to the USO of Metropolitan Washington, a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving active duty military members and their families in the greater Washington, DC, region.


Save the Cat Goes to the Indies

Filename: save-the-cat-goes-to-the-indies.pdf
ISBN: 0984157662
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Number of pages: 328
Author: Salva Rubio
Publisher: Save the Cat!(r) Press

Download and read online Save the Cat Goes to the Indies in PDF and EPUB In his best-selling book, Save the Cat!(r) Goes to the Movies, Blake Snyder provided 50 beat sheets to 50 films, mostly studio-made. Now his student, Salva Rubio, applies Blake s principles to 50 celebrated non-studio films (again with 5 beat sheets for each of Blake s 10 genres). From international sensations like The Blair Witch Project topromising debuts like Pi, from small films that acquired cult status like Texas Chain Saw Massacre to Euro-blockbusters like The Full Monty, from unexpected gems like Before Sunrise to textbook classics such as The 400 Blows, from Dogville to Drive and Boogie Nights to Cinema Paradiso, here are 50 movies that fit both the independent label and Blake Snyder s 15 beats. You ll find beat sheets for works from Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, David Lynch, Roman Polanski, Danny Boyle, David Mamet, Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman, Sofia Coppola, Stephen Frears, David Hare, Stanley Kubrick, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, and the Coen Brothers, among other renowned writers and directors. You ll see how hitting the beats creates a story that resonates for audiences the world over. Why is this important? Because it gives both writers and moviegoers a language to analyze film and understand how filmmakers can effectively reach audiences. And especially if you are a writer, this book reveals how screenwriters who came before you tackled the same challenges you are facing with the film you want to write or the one you are currently working on."


Crafty Screenwriting

Filename: crafty-screenwriting.pdf
ISBN: 9781466824720
Release Date: 2002-10-08
Number of pages: 288
Author: Alex Epstein
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

Download and read online Crafty Screenwriting in PDF and EPUB The most innovative and creative screenwriting book yet, from an author who knows first-hand what it takes to get a movie made. Based on an award-winning website hailed as "smart enough for professional screenwriters and accessible enough for aspiring screenwriters", Crafty Screenwriting is the first book not only to offer a successful screenwriter's tricks of the trade, but to explain what development executives really mean when they complain that the "dialogue is flat," or "the hero isn't likeable." Fresh, provocative, and funny, Alex Epstein diagnoses problem that other screenwriting books barely address, and answers questions they rarely ask, like "Why is it sometimes dangerous to know your characters too well before you start writing," or "Why does your script have to be so much better than the awful pictures that get made every day?" As a development executive who has accepted and rejected countless screenplays, and a produced screenwriter himself, Epstein can take you into the heart of the most important question of all: "Is this a movie?" A crucial book for anyone who has ever wondered what it takes to get their movie made.


The Last Book in the Universe

Filename: the-last-book-in-the-universe.pdf
ISBN: 9780545303873
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Number of pages: 240
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Download and read online The Last Book in the Universe in PDF and EPUB This fast-paced action novel is set in a future where the world has been almost destroyed. Like the award-winning novel Freak the Mighty, this is Philbrick at his very best. It's the story of an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz, who begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the planet. In a world where most people are plugged into brain-drain entertainment systems, Spaz is the rare human being who can see life as it really is. When he meets an old man called Ryter, he begins to learn about Earth and its past. With Ryter as his companion, Spaz sets off an unlikely quest to save his dying sister -- and in the process, perhaps the world.


The Art of Dramatic Writing

Filename: the-art-of-dramatic-writing.pdf
ISBN: 1439123799
Release Date: 1972-02-15
Number of pages: 320
Author: Lajos Egri
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Art of Dramatic Writing in PDF and EPUB Amid the hundreds of "how-to" books that have appeared in recent years, there have been very few which attempted to analyze the mysteries of play-construction. This book does that -- and its principles are so valid that they apply equally well to the short story, novel and screenplay. Lajos Egri examines a play from the inside out, starting with the heart of any drama: its characters. For it is people -- their private natures and their inter-relationships -- that move a story and give it life. All good dramatic writing depends upon an understanding of human motives. Why do people act as they do? What forces transform a coward into a hero, a hero into a coward? What is it that Romeo does early in Shakespeare's play that makes his later suicide seem inevitable? Why must Nora leave her husband at the end of A Doll's House? These are a few of the fascinating problems which Egri analyzes. He shows how it is essential for the author to have a basic premise -- a thesis, demonstrated in terms of human behavior -- and to develop his dramatic conflict on the basis of that behavior. Premise, character, conflict: this is Egri's ABC. His book is a direct, jargon-free approach to the problem of achieving truth in a literary creation.


Screenplay

Filename: screenplay.pdf
ISBN: 9781317386957
Release Date: 2015-07-24
Number of pages: 306
Author: Jule Selbo
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Screenplay in PDF and EPUB Screenplay: Building Story Through Character is designed to help screenwriters turn simple or intricate ideas into exciting, multidimensional film narratives with fully-realized characters. Based on Jule Selbo’s unique 11-step structure for building story through characters, the book teaches budding screenwriters the skills to focus and shape their ideas, turning them into stories filled with character development, strong plot elements based on obstacles and conflicts, and multifaceted emotional arcs. Using examples and analysis from classic and contemporary films across a range of genres, from The Godfather to Guardians of the Galaxy, Selbo’s Screenplay takes students inside the scriptwriting process, providing a broad overview for both beginners and seasoned writers alike. The book is rounded out with discussion questions, writing exercises, a guide to the business of screenwriting, in-depth film breakdowns, and a glossary of screenwriting terms.


Screenwriting For Dummies

Filename: screenwriting-for-dummies.pdf
ISBN: 9781118052624
Release Date: 2011-02-02
Number of pages: 360
Author: Laura Schellhardt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Screenwriting For Dummies in PDF and EPUB Write a great script and get it into the hands of the Hollywood players! So you want to be a screenwriter? Whether you want to write a feature film or a TV script or adapt your favorite book, this friendly guide gives you expert advice in everything from creating your story and developing memorable characters to formatting your script and selling it to the studios. You get savvy industry tips and strategies for getting your screenplay noticed! The screenwriting process from A to Z -- from developing a concept and thinking visually to plotline, conflicts, pacing, and the conclusion Craft living, breathing characters -- from creating the backstory to letting your characters speak to balancing dialogue with action Turn your story into a script -- from developing an outline and getting over writer's block to formatting your screenplay and handling rewrites Prepare for Hollywood -- from understanding the players and setting your expectations to polishing your copy and protecting your work Sell your script to the industry -- from preparing your pitch and finding an agent to meeting with executives and making a deal Open the book and find: The latest on the biz, from entertainment blogs to top agents to box office jargon New story examples from recently released films Tips on character development, a story's time clock, dramatic structure, and dialogue New details on developing the nontraditional screenplay -- from musicals to animation to high dramatic style Expanded information on adaptation and collaboration, with examples from successful screenwriting duos


Screenwriting

Filename: screenwriting.pdf
ISBN: 0826415687
Release Date: 2004-04-27
Number of pages: 230
Author: Paul Gulino
Publisher: A&C Black

Download and read online Screenwriting in PDF and EPUB The great challenge in writing a feature-length screenplay is sustaining audience involvement from page one through 120. Screenwriting: The Sequence Approach expounds on an often-overlooked tool that can be key in solving this problem. A screenplay can be understood as being built of sequences of about fifteen pages each, and by focusing on solving the dramatic aspects of each of these sequences in detail, a writer can more easily conquer the challenges posed by the script as a whole. The sequence approach has its foundation in early Hollywood cinema (until the 1950s, most screenplays were formatted with sequences explicitly identified), and has been rediscovered and used effectively at such film schools as the University of Southern California, Columbia University and Chapman University. This book exposes a wide audience to the approach for the first time, introducing the concept then providing a sequence analysis of eleven significant feature films made between 1940 and 2000: The Shop Around The Corner / Double Indemnity / Nights of Cabiria / North By Northwest / Lawrence of Arabia / The Graduate / One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest / Toy Story / Air Force One / Being John Malkovich / The Fellowship of the Ring>