Cut to the Chase Writing Feature Films with the Pros at UCLA Extension Writers' Program

ISBN-10: 1592408109
ISBN-13: 9781592408108
Edition: 2014
Authors: Linda Venis
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/6/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Accomplished writers from the renowned UCLA Extension Writers’ Program provide an invaluable how-to book for aspiring film screenwritersMillions of people aspire to write screenplays, and now they can learn how to do it from professional screenwriters who teach in the renowned UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. This stellar collection of writers take readers through the entire feature film writing process: from identifying story ideas that make a good movie to polishing a script to take into the marketplace. They learn how to build riveting characters, keep the audience engaged, write dialogue that sizzles, and tell their story in pictures—plus get insider information on how the business really works, how to open career doors and keep them open, and get tips for selling their work and themselves. Authoritative and comprehensive, Cut to the Chase, edited by Writers’ Program Director Linda Venis, will be the film-writing bible for decades to come.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
From Idea to Outline: Preparing to Write Your Feature Screenplay
Hollywood Storytelling: Its Enduring Appeal and Universal Principles
Jump-starting the Screenplay
"What Happens Next?": Structuring the Screenplay
Building Characters
Deepening Characters and Defining Their Arcs
Outlining the Screenplay
Writing Your First Draft Feature Screenplay
Writing Through the First Draft
The Who, What, Where, When, Why (and How!) of Writing a Scene
Pictures in Motion: Scenes and the Movement They Create
Rewriting Your Feature Screenplay
Taking the Script to the Next Level: The Rewrite Process Begins
The Art and Craft of Dialogue Writing
"Show, Don't Tell": Visual Screenwriting
Polish Workshop: Making Your Best Even Better
Being a Professional in the Movie Business
Demystifying the Business of Feature Film Writing
Launching and Sustaining a Feature Film Writing Career
About the Editor and Contributors
Index

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