Next Level Screenwriting: Insights, Ideas and Inspiration for the Intermediate Screenwriter

Author:   David Landau (Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA) ,  David Bennett Carren (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
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9780367151584


Pages:   152
Publication Date:   13 May 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   David Landau (Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA) ,  David Bennett Carren (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Weight:   0.712kg
ISBN:  

9780367151584


ISBN 10:   0367151588
Pages:   152
Publication Date:   13 May 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  Professional & Vocational ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1: Don't be afraid of Genre - keeping your promise to your viewer Enjoying the Genre Crossing Genres A Final Note Chapter 2: The Write Approach - Finding how to approach telling your story and the point of attach Motivated Style The Internal Approach Maintaining an Established Style Style that fits the Genre Chapter 3: Character depth - Thinking about more layered characters and their motivations Character Motivation the Character Mask Humor as Character the Other Character Change Television Characters Chapter 4: Dialogue that does more than further the plot A Distinct Voice Attitude Dialogue Period Dialogue Dialogue that Reveals Character Poetic dialog Contemporary Dialogue When Talk is Action Chapter 5: Poetic Description - Writing your settings can be as creative as writing your story Choosing Your Words Describing for the Mind's Eye Writing for the Reader Humorously Said Chapter 6: Finding the Theme - Discovering what your writing is all about Popular Movies have Themes Shared Themes of Westerns & Horror We have met the Enemy and they are us The Stronger the Theme the Stronger the Story Even Comedy has a Theme The Naked Theme Chapter 7; First Person Narrative Screenwriting - Writing voice over narration and found footage stories Narration that isn't a Crutch Hardboiled Wit Narration Found Footage as First Person Mockumentary) Chapter 8: Dealing with Multiple Protagonist Syndrome or Navigating the ensemble screenplay Ensemble vs Episodic Linking Stories Playing with Time Ensemble Characters Reoccurring Locations The Ensemble Anchor Ensemble in the Park The Trouble with Ensemble Chapter 9: Based on True Events & Research - Writing the core of the truth without being boring Adapting History Free yourself from the Truth Find a Special Event in History Find a Special Place in History Research that Works for You This All Applies to Television Chapter 10: Set-up, Pay-off and the Twist - Writing in things that go around and came around Twilight Zone Set-up/Pay-off Twist Ending Set-up/Pay-off Character Character Character Twists in TV Comedy Set-up/Pay-off The Aristotle Connection Chapter 11: Writing for a Budget - Writing screenplays under budget constraints Micro-budget Feature Independent Low Budget Hollywood low budget Limited budget TV Chapter 12: Rewriting: The Pain and the Gain Working in backstory Development Rewrite Production Rewrite Post Production Rewrite A Note on Taking Notes Three Tricks to Note Taking Chapter 13: Wrote the Script, Now What? Copyright Feedback Contests Producers and Agents They Call it Hollywood Make it Yourself Low Budget Independents How and How Much Show Me the Money - in the Movies Show Me the Money - in Television Don't Undo Your Sale Index

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`Whether you're writing your first script or your twentieth, this book will help you take your screenplay to the next level. An absorbing read - great examples and explanations from well-known films and television shows, all with practical applications to your own work!' -Anna Weinstein, Series Editor, PERFORM: Succeeding as a Creative Professional, and Screenwriting Instructor, Auburn University


Author Information

David Landau is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright with seven plays published and is the author of the books Lighting for Cinematography and Film Noir Production in addition to numerous articles on screenwriting for such magazines as Script, Screenwriter's Monthly, Student Filmmakers Magazine and HD ProGuide. His feature screenwriting credits include Murder at Cafe Noir and Dark Tarot. David earned his MFA in Screenwriting from Goddard College and is a full Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is also a member of the Dramatists Guild and the University Film & Video Association. David Bennett Carren is an award-winning screenwriter whose work includes numerous episodes for such television shows as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Stargate SG1, Martial Law, Dennis the Menace, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles among others. His feature films include Mr. Hell and Waiting for Sandoval, and he was the writer/director on the feature film The Red Queen. A member of the Writers Guild of America and the University Film & Video Association, David earned his MFA in Screenwriting from Spalding University and is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley where he is the Interim Chair of the Department of Theatre.

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