Crazy Screenwriting Secrets: How To Capture A Global Audience by Weiko LinCrazy Screenwriting Secrets: How To Capture A Global Audience by Weiko Lin

Crazy Screenwriting Secrets: How To Capture A Global Audience

byWeiko Lin

Paperback | July 1, 2019

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Through a "Crazy" approach in writing the feature screenplay, the first half of the book guides the reader in how to create and develop: Story Idea, Characters, One Page Step Outline, and the solid script. In the second half, the book covers professional business side of the ever-changing industry by taking the reader through the work flow of Hollywood and explores how to work creatively with international countries like China in producing movies that resonate with a global audience.
A writer/producer, Weiko has written projects for the Mark Gordon Company, Ivanhoe Pictures, Madhouse Entertainment, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Don Mischer Productions, the Unison Company (Taiwan), and Wanda Pictures (China). Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, he produced and wrote the original story for the Chinese language romance film ...
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Title:Crazy Screenwriting Secrets: How To Capture A Global AudienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:July 1, 2019Publisher:Michael Wiese ProductionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781615933013

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS ("The Menu")DedicationAcknowledgmentsForewordIntroductionPart One-PREPPING THE INGREDIENTS: Before Fade In1. SECRET SAUCE: Passion2. GLOBAL CUISINE: Power of Story3. TEST KITCHEN: Generating Story Seeds and Ideas4. SIGNATURE DISH: Genres5. OIL AND WATER-FIRING UP THE STORY: Protagonist and Antagonist6. HERBS AND SPICES: Character Relationships and Dialogue7. RECIPES: Themes and OutlinesPart Two-CREATING THE MEAL: Screenplay Construction8. THREE COURSES: Movie Structure9. APPETIZERS-WHETTING THE PALATE: Act One10. MAIN COURSE-INVOKING THE FIVE SENSES: Act Two11. DESSERT-SATISFACTION: Act Three12. PRESENTATION: Organic Scenes13. EMOTIONAL FLAVOR: Moving Stories, Not Moving Scenes14. BACK TO THE KITCHEN: Rewriting and Taking NotesPart Three-BECOMING MASTER CHEF: The Profession15. THE WORKFLOW: From Screenplay to Theaters and Screens16. ALWAYS BE COOKING: Hollywood Managers17. MATCHMAKERS OF TASTE: Hollywood Agents18. LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT OUR SPECIAL TODAY: Loglines and Pitching19. WHO'S THE CHEF?: Hollywood Studio System-Producer Driven, Not Director20. HOME COOKING: American Independents21. ART OF DEVELOPMENT: Working With Producers, Directors, and Writers22. PROTECTING YOUR RECIPE: Entertainment Law and Copyright23. RIGHTS OF ARTISTS: The UnionsPart Four-TASTE OF THE WORLD: Universal Movies24. GLOBAL FRANCHISE: Consistency of Taste25. EXTRACTING CULTURAL FLAVOR: Infusion of Your Perspective26. AWAKENING TASTE BUDS: Crazy Rich Asians-Revolutionizing Hollywood27. CHINA: Adapting 5,000 Years of Source Material for Global Audiences28. LOST IN TRANSLATION: Creating Stories for Mainland China29. FUSION CUISINE: U.S. / China Coproductions30. THE WILD WEST: Identify Partners, Avoid Con Artists31. HAVE YOU EATEN? American vs. Chinese Cultural and Social Business PracticesPart Five-GRAND OPENING: Expect Nothing, Hope for Everything

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"Motivating and exuberant, Weiko understands the personal nature of screenwriting. His book provides a roadmap to finding the unique stories each person has to tell and creating screenplays that live and breathe."- David S. Goyer, co-writerTerminator: Dark Fate, The Dark Knight trilogy "Crazy Screenwriting Secrets offers a unique culinary glimpse into how films really get made, sold, and released on a global scale from a veteran screenwriter who knows the secret to a successful film career is in the ingredients, not the meal."- Scott Beck & Bryan Woods, writers, WGA Award Nominees A Quiet Place"Crazy Screenwriting Secrets serves up many delicious morsels in the way of tips and guidelines regarding both the craft and the business. Particularly illuminating for any screenwriter considering a venture into global storytelling, specifically for Chinese audiences."- Iris Yamashita, writer, Oscar Nominee, Letters from Iwo Jima "It's rare to get first-hand knowledge from someone who's been there and done that, but Weiko's Crazy Screenwriting Secrets delivers that in a fun and insightful way while sending you on your path to understanding how to get your story to the big screen."- Andy Horwitz, producer, American Hustle, Suicide Squad, Triple Frontier