Elements of Style for Screenwriters
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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