Screenwriter's Manual A Complete Reference of Format and Style

ISBN-10: 0205426557

ISBN-13: 9780205426553

Edition: 2006

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Description: Written by an author team with extensive professional and academic experience, "The Screenwriter's Manual" is the only book that offers a systematic approach to mastering the complexities of writing for the screen. With its step-by step approach, this text is appropriate for readers of all experience levels. Basic format and style, the elements of a screenplay, advanced format and style, special format situations, and common screenplay mistakes. Introductory screenwriting.

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Book details

List price: $101.40
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/6/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.31" wide x 10.87" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 1.606

Preface
Introduction
How to Use This Book
On Screenplay Format and Style
On Screenplay Software.Assumptions
About the Reader of a Screenplay
You Need the Reader's Confidence
Basic Format And Style
Guides to the Appearance of the Screenplay
Sample screenplay pages
Getting Started
The Elements of a Screenplay
How Screenplays Begin and End
Scene Lines.Instructions
The Dialogue Block
Transitions
Putting it All Together
Advanced Format And Style
All About Slug Lines
Three Types of Slug Lines
Utility Slug Lines
Visual Slug Lines
Non-Visual Slug Lines
Special Format Situations
Parallel Action
Telephone Conversations
Car Scenes
Televised and Projected Images
Time-Shifts and Flashbacks
Unusual Scene Beginnings
Unusual Effects
Unusual Character Introductions
A Character Whose Appearance or Demeanor Changes
Dreams and Fantasies
Written Material on Screen
An Emblem or a Sign.Stock Footage
Foreign Languages (With and Without Subtitles)
Title Cards
Common Mistakes
Introduction
General Mistakes.Scene Line / Slug Line Mistakes
Instruction Mistakes
The Dialogue-Block Mistakes
Appendix: Supplementary Material
A Sample Treatment
A Sample Step Outline
Index
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