Screenwriting: A Manual

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Oxford University Press, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 230 pages
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Covering all forms of screenwriting, this is a wide-ranging and accessbile guide to industry practices and principles. While providing a comprehensive and considered approach to presenting work, it allows for a great deal of creative freedom. With script extracts, original storyboards, and narrative ideas for multimedia, the book offers concrete examples of successful and expressive screenwriting within the described production formats. It also contains exercises for generating and shaping the various elements of a script, an appendix on copyright and other legal issues, and a glossary of terms.

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Starting Out
Getting Ideas
How to Begin Your Script

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Jonathan Dawson is Associate Professor in the School of Film, Media, and Cultural Studies at Griffith University.

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