The Screenwriter's Bible

The Screenwriter's Bible

A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling your Script

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The 20th anniversary edition of one of the most popular, authoritative, and useful books on screenwriting. A standard by which other screenwriting books are measured, it has sold over 250,000 copies in its twenty-year life. Always up-to-date and reliable, it contains everything that both the budding and working screenwriter need under one cover - five books in one! A Screenwriting Primer -- that provides a concise course in screenwriting basics; A Screenwriting Workbook -- that walks you through the complete writing process, from nascent ideas through final revisions; A Formatting Guide -- that thoroughly covers today's correct formats for screenplays and TV scripts; A Spec Writing Guide -- that demonstrates today's spec style through sample scenes and analysis, with an emphasis on grabbing the reader's interest in the first ten pages; A Sales and Marketing Guide -- that presents proven strategies to help you create a laser-sharp marketing plan. Among this book's wealth of practical information are sample query letters, useful worksheets and checklists, hundreds of examples, sample scenes, and straightforward explanations of screenwriting fundamentals. This 6th edition is full of new examples, the latest practices, and new material on non-traditional screenplay outlets.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Silman-James Press, 2014
Edition: 6th Edition
ISBN: 9781935247104
1935247107
Branch Call Number: 808.23 Tr
Description: xii, 442 pages ; 28 cm

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chriscoleman
May 27, 2018

This is more of a memoir of someone who once wrote a screenplay that was actually made into a movie so now he's using that to sell his screenplay book. Seriously. There's more useful information online you can find through search engines. Read about sixty screenplays that were made into successful films and you have all the information you need.

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stewstealth
Feb 24, 2013

Seems like a useful resource guide for formatting your script and how to write a query and make a pitch.

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