Elements of Style for Screenwriters

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Lone Eagle Pub., 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 176 pages
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Paul Argentini presents an essential reference in the art of clear and concise principles of screenplay formatting, structure and style for screenwriters. Argentini explains how to design and format manuscripts to impress any film school professor, story editor, agent, producer or studio executive: A to Z listing of format terms and examples; incorporates recent changes in acceptable screenplay format submissions; includes a special section on stage play formatting; complete listing of literary agencies that represent screenwriters. Many professional screenwriters will advise keeping a copy of this book at arms reach and refer to reading this handy little book cover to cover once a year.

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User Review  - Sezin Koehler - Goodreads

In no way as useful as its predecessor, Strunk & White's "Elements of Style." In fact, this book could easily discourage a person from ever writing a screenplay, with its convoluted instructions and ... Read full review

Contents

Index of Screenwriting Elements
11
Ad Lib
31
Beat
37
Copyright

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Common terms and phrases

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About the author (1998)

PAUL ARGENTINI is a Random House best-selling author and prize-winning playwright. He and his bride, Vera, live in Florida. They have two grown daughters, Lisa and Mona. ALSO BY BEST-SELLING AUTHOR PAUL ARGENTINI: Fiction Jim Non-Fiction Elements of Style for Screenwriters The Essential Manual for Writers of Screenplays L.A. Times Bestseller MUSICALS! Directing School and Community Theatre Robert Boland and Paul Argentini Full-length plays The Essence of Being King's Mate Massachusetts Artists Foundation Playwriting Fellowship One Act Plays No Gas For Nick Pearl Seed My Pen Name's Mark Twain (written and performed in sixth grade) Theatre Odyssey 2011 Ten-minute Play Festival The Ordinance - First Prize Winner Deconstructing a Prize-Winning Ten-Minute Play The Essence of Magnitude

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