Crafty Screenwriting Writing Movies That Get Made

ISBN-10: 0805069925
ISBN-13: 9780805069921
Edition: 2002 (Revised)
Authors: Alex Epstein
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 10/8/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 4.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

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.

Acknowledgments
Hook
Plot
Characters
Action
Dialogue
Genre
Get Help!
Rewrite
Get it Made!
A Sample Option Deal
Sample Screenplay Pages
Index

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