Elements Of Screenwriting: A Guide For Film And Television Writing by Irwin R. BlackerElements Of Screenwriting: A Guide For Film And Television Writing by Irwin R. Blacker

Elements Of Screenwriting: A Guide For Film And Television Writing

byIrwin R. Blacker

Paperback | December 1, 1996

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In the tradition of Strunk and White's The Elements of Style, this screenwriter's guide covers writing specific to the film and television industry as well as general writing advice - truly an "Essential Guide" for the screenwriting process.
Title:Elements Of Screenwriting: A Guide For Film And Television WritingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 8 × 5.4 × 0.04 inPublished:December 1, 1996Publisher:Pearson Education

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ISBN - 10:002861450X

ISBN - 13:9780028614502

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better Than Screenwriting Class!!! Don't under estimate the size of this book. Sure it's a light read, but everything you need to know about screenwriting is in this book. I read it before I wrote my first screenplay and it really helped me. I told writing class in film school were I bought five $100 textbooks, and had a four hour writing class every week. The only learned for those classes was that writing class in a joke. Just get this book, learn it, live it, love it.
Date published: 2001-03-07

Table of Contents

Part 1

1. Definitions

2. Conflict

3. Structure

4. Character

5. Exposition

6. Dialogue


Part 2

7. The Look of a Professional Script

8. Production Considerations

9. Other Forms and Techniques

10. The Business of Filmmaking


Appendix A. Writers Guild of America: Functions and Services

Appendix B. Writers Guild Agency List

Appendix C. Sample Cross-Plot and Storyboards


Film Index

General Index 

From Our Editors

An indispensable guide written in a clear, no-nonsense style, 'The Elements of Screenwriting' is a handy, reliable reference to the basics of writing for the screen. From devising the perfect pitch to presenting a finished work, this book coaches writers in the arts of character, plot, and dialogue development; the structure and look of a typical script; the considerations that must be addressed during production; and the complex and unnerving business of filmmaking itself.