The Complete Idiot's Guide to Screenwriting (Google eBook)

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Penguin, 2008 - Performing Arts - 378 pages
4 Reviews
An updated and revised edition, this book is a practical and popular guide to realizing the dream of succeeding as a screenwriter. Insider Skip Press gives novice screenwriters a cook's tour of the industry, then leads them through the process of picking a winning idea, structuring and writing a screenplay, and packaging the final script for sale. This down-in-the-trenches book provides invaluable tips and advice that will help the newcomer navigate the business and avoid mistakes that brand him/her as an amateur.†
In the third edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Screenwriting, readers will also find:
*CD-ROM packed with sample screenplays, Hollywood contact information, screenwriting software demos, and more.
*Chapters on writing for television, including a sample TV script segment.
*How comic book and 2D-animation software creations can lead to script and movie deals.
*Advice on using concise storytelling and viral short films effectively.
*A new chapter on sources for screenplays and movies, including how Asian films are acquired and adapted.
  

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Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Screenwriting (The Complete Idiot's Guides)

User Review  - Ralph Halse - Goodreads

While slightly outdated, this book provides an excellent insight into an approach to Screenwriting. It should serve as reminder to look back on when milestones are met and checks and balances are required to view the way forward. Read full review

Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Screenwriting (The Complete Idiot's Guides)

User Review  - ShermanWritingServices - Goodreads

Good insight into Hollywood process. Not the best "how-to" book but you learn alot about what comes after the script is written. Read full review

Contents

I
1
II
3
IV
15
VI
23
VIII
35
IX
45
X
57
XI
59
XXIX
171
XXXI
185
XXXII
199
XXXIV
211
XXXVI
223
XXXVII
225
XXXIX
237
XL
249

XIII
69
XV
81
XVII
95
XVIII
107
XX
119
XXII
131
XXIII
133
XXV
145
XXVII
159
XLII
263
XLIV
277
XLVI
285
XLVII
287
XLIX
299
L
311
LII
323
LIV
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About the author (2008)

Skip Press is a veteran author, screenwriter, online writing instructor, and former editor of Entertainment Monthly. He has written and sold television scripts, feature films, plays, and a variety of books, including the acclaimed Writer¬'s Guide to Hollywood Producers, Directors, and Screenwriting Agents and How to Write What You Want & Sell What You Write.

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