Being Professional: A Master Guide To The Do's And Don'ts Of Screenwriting by Adam CoplanBeing Professional: A Master Guide To The Do's And Don'ts Of Screenwriting by Adam Coplan

Being Professional: A Master Guide To The Do's And Don'ts Of Screenwriting

byAdam Coplan

Paperback | August 15, 2016

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Being Professional teaches the ABCs of screenwriting from a practical perspective, rather than theoretical or academic. The author highlights the many traps, mistakes, and pitfalls that frequently plague writers of all experience levels and shows them the difference between simply completing a script as an amateur, and taking an idea and executing the best version of it as a professional piece, worthy of industry attention.
Adam Coplan was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and moved to Los Angeles shortly after graduating from George Washington University to pursue a career in film production. After his nearly two decades in the business, his resume is a distinctive blend of experience that makes him uniquely qualified to teach and discuss screenwri...
Title:Being Professional: A Master Guide To The Do's And Don'ts Of ScreenwritingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:August 15, 2016Publisher:Michael Wiese ProductionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1615932496

ISBN - 13:9781615932498

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Three Act Structure... It's Not the Enemy Genre... Get to Know Your Audience Character... Indifference Is the Enemy The Great Opening Scene... Dictate the Experience The Second Act... Ride the Roller Coaster The Road Map... A to B not A to Z The Climax... The Final Is 50% of Your Grade Dialogue... Distinct Voice Means Not Your Own Concept... Get Off to a Great Start How to Begin a Scene... Seven Vital Questions Editing Your Script... Your Work Is Never Done Presentation Matters... The Gatekeepers The Elements of a Scene... Professional vs. Amateur Bonus Writing Exercises... Practice Makes Perfect