Writing Screenplays That Sell New Twentieth Anniversary Edition

Writing Screenplays That Sell  New Twentieth Anniversary Edition

For more than twenty years, Writing Screenplays That Sell has been hailed as the most complete guide available on the art, craft, and business of writing for movies and television.

Author: Michael Hauge

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061791437

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 791

For more than twenty years, Writing Screenplays That Sell has been hailed as the most complete guide available on the art, craft, and business of writing for movies and television. Now fully revised and updated to reflect the latest trends and scripts, Hollywood story expert and script consultant Michael Hauge walks readers through every step of writing and selling successful screenplays. If you read only one book on the screenwriter's craft, this must be the one.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing Screenplays That Sell

Writing Screenplays That Sell

Updates to this edition include a new, masterful analysis of Avatar's script, new scripts examples, a new chapter on breaking the rules - succussful scripts that don't follow the traditional Hollywood model and online marketing tools for ...

Author: Michael Hauge

Publisher: A&C Black Academic and Professional

ISBN: 1408151464

Category: Reference

Page: 384

View: 549

"No one is better than Michael Hauge at finding what is most authentic in every moment of a story...." Will Smith, actor "In the field of teaching screenwriting, Michael Hauge is indeed a master." The Freelance Screenwriter's Forum A bestseller for 20 years, Hauge's unique ‘six step' approach to screenwriting cuts through nonsense, striking the perfect balance between commercial advice, artistic encouragement and lucid examples from hundreds of great films. Never losing sight of the fundamental purpose of a script: emotional impact, Hauge's engaging and inspiring book takes you on a journey through story concept, character development, theme, structure and scenes. Screenwriting is an art, but Hague's book is unashamedly commercial with advice on how to submit a manuscript, select an agent and market yourself. Updates to this edition include a new, masterful analysis of Avatar's script, new scripts examples, a new chapter on breaking the rules - succussful scripts that don't follow the traditional Hollywood model and online marketing tools for screenwriters.
Categories: Reference

Writing Screenplays That Sell

Writing Screenplays That Sell

“Finally, a book I can recommend to all the screenwriters who call me for advice.” —Jim Kouf, screenwriter: Stakeout; Rush Hour; National Treasure “A classic is reborn. Michael Hauge's newly updated Writing Screenplays That Sell is ...

Author: Michael Hauge

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408174463

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

View: 312

"No one is better than Michael Hauge at finding what is most authentic in every moment of a story...." Will Smith, actor "In the field of teaching screenwriting, Michael Hauge is indeed a master." The Freelance Screenwriter's Forum A bestseller for 20 years, Hauge's unique 'six step' approach to screenwriting cuts through nonsense, striking the perfect balance between commercial advice, artistic encouragement and lucid examples from hundreds of great films. Never losing sight of the fundamental purpose of a script: emotional impact, Hauge's engaging and inspiring book takes you on a journey through story concept, character development, theme, structure and scenes. Screenwriting is an art, but Hague's book is unashamedly commercial with advice on how to submit a manuscript, select an agent and market yourself. Updates to this edition include a new, masterful analysis of Avatar's script, new scripts examples, a new chapter on breaking the rules - succussful scripts that don't follow the traditional Hollywood model and online marketing tools for screenwriters.
Categories: Performing Arts

Writing Screenplays That Sell New Twentieth Anniversary Edition

Writing Screenplays That Sell  New Twentieth Anniversary Edition

“Finally, a book I can recommend to all the screenwriters who call me for advice.” —Jim Kouf, screenwriter: Stakeout; Rush Hour; National Treasure “A classic is reborn. Michael Hauge's newly updated Writing Screenplays That Sell is ...

Author: Michael Hauge

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062293114

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 358

For more than twenty years, Writing Screenplays That Sell has been hailed as the most complete guide available on the art, craft, and business of writing for movies and television. Now fully revised and updated to reflect the latest trends and scripts, Hollywood story expert and script consultant Michael Hauge walks readers through every step of writing and selling successful screenplays. If you read only one book on the screenwriter's craft, this must be the one.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing and Selling Romantic Comedy Screenplays

Writing and Selling Romantic Comedy Screenplays

... S (2010) Media Writing: A Practical Introduction, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan Batty, C (2012) Screenplays: Howto Write and Sell Them, Harpenden: Kamera Books Duncan, SV(2008) Genre Screenwriting: How to Write Popular Screenplays ...

Author: Craig Batty

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781843441113

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 757

What happens when 'happy ever after' isn't quite so simple? Today's attitudes to love and romance are as varied and diverse as individuals, and audiences want and need more sophisticated, authentic films that show how we live and love now. So what does this mean for the screenwriter developing a romcom? And how do they write heart-warming stories for a genre that is constantly evolving, from bromcom to zomcom to famcom? Writing and Selling Romantic Comedy Screenplays offers a fresh approach to creating narratives for this ever-changing genre. Moving away from rigid and limited definitions that have evolved out of mainstream genre films, the book embraces a working definition that crosses cultural and national boundaries to give screenwriters around the world a truly international perspective on writing comedic love stories. It will be the first screenwriting guide to reflect the diversity of approaches in today's films that deal with the human need for emotional and physical intimacy using humour - the contemporary romantic comedy.
Categories: Performing Arts

How to Write a Selling Screenplay

How to Write a Selling Screenplay

Writing Screenplays that Sell. New York: McCraw-Hill, 1988. Kael, Pauline. Hooked. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1985. Leonard, George. Mastery. New York: Plume, 1980. lord, James. A Giacomelti Portrait. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, ...

Author: Christopher Keane

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780307567741

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 321

View: 425

Christopher Keane has spent 20 years in the business, learning the truths--and the tricks--of writing a selling screenplay. In How to Write a Selling Screenplay, he takes writers through the entire process, from developing a story to finding the best agent. Using an annotated version of an often-optioned screenplay of his own, and citing examples from movies ranging from Casablanca and Lethal Weapon to Sling Blade and The English Patient, he discusses how to create three-dimensional characters, find a compelling story, build an airtight plot structure, fine-tune dialogue, and much more. Keane's tips on the difference between writing for film and television, as well as his advice on dealing with Hollywood movers and shakers, make this an essential companion for people writing their first--or their fortieth--screenplay. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Categories: Performing Arts

Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds

Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds

From the author of ""Screenplays That Sell"" comes his newest book that reveals a one-minute technique for getting one's screenplay or novel read by the major powers of Hollywood.

Author: Michael Hauge

Publisher:

ISBN: 1932907203

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 186

View: 867

From the author of ""Screenplays That Sell"" comes his newest book that reveals a one-minute technique for getting one's screenplay or novel read by the major powers of Hollywood.
Categories: Business & Economics

Writing and Selling Drama Screenplays

Writing and Selling Drama Screenplays

Portmanteau films can work as excellent sample screenplays for selling yourselfto industry contacts, asthey typically incorporate complex themes, ideas and characters. You also potentially havefive or six short filmsto submit on ...

Author: Lucy V. Hay

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781843444138

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 955

It may be drama features that win the most awards and kudos from critics, but in the current marketplace you're unlikely to sell a drama screenplay in the way you would a genre script. Breaking down the nuts and bolts of what differentiates drama from genre, Writing and Selling Drama Screenplays will consider questions such as: What is 'emotional truth'? What separates stereotypical and authentic characters? What are the different types of drama feature screenplay? How do we make these films, when there's 'no money'? What are the distribution opportunities for dramas? Exploring the ways in which drama and authenticity work, it will empower screenwriters to make their own story and character choices, so they can write and also help to package, finance and even make their own drama features. Writing and Selling Drama Screenplays will include detailed case studies of produced dramas made on both shoestring and bigger budgets, and industry insights from their writers, directors and producers. It looks in-depth at Scottish BAFTA-winning Night People, the iconic coming out movie Beautiful Thing, the touching New Orleans drama Hours, starring the late Paul Walker, and the ambitious true story of Saving Mr Banks, based on the battle of wills between Mary Poppins author PL Travers and Walt Disney himself. It will also discuss films such as Brokeback Mountain, American Beauty, The King's Speech, Juno, Erin Brockovich, Changeling and Girl, Interrupted.
Categories: Performing Arts

Writing and Selling Thriller Screenplays

Writing and Selling Thriller Screenplays

SCREENPLAYS. Over the years, I have seen many writers succeed at jumping through the various hoops to production and ... Agents and filmmakers don't care what a great writer you are; they care whether your screenplay is an easy sale.

Author: Lucy V. Hay

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781842439722

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 145

View: 703

Writing and Selling Thriller Screenplays has the lowdown not only on getting your thriller feature script on the page, but getting it in front of producers and investors. From premise to resolution, Lucy V. Hay guides you through the craft of thriller writing, citing classic thrillers such as Psycho, The Shining, The Sixth Sense and Fatal Attraction and lesser-known gems like Red Eye, Desperate Measures, Impostor and Deviation. The book also considers how the screenplay might be sold to investors, looking at high concept ideas, pitching, packaging and the realities of film finance. Lucy V. Hay asks: what is flight vs. fight? What is the difference between horror and thriller? What are the different sub genres of thriller? What part do actors play in film finance? How can limited locations create new opportunities in storytelling and financing? Why is the lone protagonist so in demand? Why are female characters so popular in thriller? And much, much more... 'Really hones in on the specific genre of thrillers with expertise' - Write So Fluid 'A must-read for any writer, producer or director looking to create (or in the process of creating) a thriller production. It could also be immensely useful for those generally curious about the genre or looking to learn more' - Film Doctor 'This book should form part of the armoury for any screenplay writers bookshelf' - Stephen Hall Check out Lucy V. Hay's other screenwriting books: Writing & Selling Drama Screenplays and Writing Diverse Characters for Fiction, Film and TV
Categories: Performing Arts

Screenplays how to write sell them

Screenplays   how to write   sell them

As discussed in Chapter 13, these two facets can be interlinked, such as being paid to write screenplays for other people's ideas, or being paid to re-write an existing screenplay. Whereas some people might see this as selling your soul ...

Author: Craig Batty

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781842436431

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 431

Screenplays ... How to Write and Market Them is an accessible yet comprehensive book aimed at those with a keen interest in writing feature film screenplays. Using case studies, creative exercises and interviews from the industry, the book will guide readers through the necessary stages of writing a screenplay, from finding and developing ideas to creating and executing characters to shaping structure and constructing scenes. It will also consider how a screenplay might be sold, or used to raise interest in the writer, looking at areas such as finding and working with an agent, networking, using competitions, and raising private production funds. The book's approach is both creative and reflective, giving readers the opportunity to learn a wealth of creative skills alongside skills that will encourage them to think about themselves as writers and the work that they are developing. As such, the book will empower readers in their own creative processes and allow them to successfully tell the stories they want to tell. Rich with analyses from classic and contemporary films, littered with practical models, paradigms and creative tasks, and enhanced by the views of key industry figures, the book is a must for any aspiring feature film screenwriter.
Categories: Performing Arts