Cut to the Chase Writing Feature Films with the Pros at UCLA Extension Writers' Program
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Description: 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 picturesplus 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/6/2013
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
|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|
|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|