Why Does The Screenwriter Cross The Road?: And Other Screenwriting Secrets by Joe GilfordWhy Does The Screenwriter Cross The Road?: And Other Screenwriting Secrets by Joe Gilford

Why Does The Screenwriter Cross The Road?: And Other Screenwriting Secrets

byJoe Gilford

Paperback | May 1, 2015

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Writers will understand why they're stuck and how to get unstuck through proven methods of breaking the logjam of self-judging and second-guessing that keeps good screenplays from being finished. Attain confidence by knowing your story is clear and solid. Seal out negative influences such as "industry experts" and fleeting trends. This is a way to write a script with integrity that makes a screenplay "storyworthy." This is how to write a screenplay that works.
JOE GILFORD is a 35-year veteran writer, director and producer. His upcoming feature screenplays, Kalimantan and Moonbounce, are currently in preparation. He has written documentaries for PBS' award-winning American Experience. He is one of the most popular professors at NYU's undergraduate film department since 1999. He teaches and le...
Title:Why Does The Screenwriter Cross The Road?: And Other Screenwriting SecretsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:May 1, 2015Publisher:Michael Wiese ProductionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1615932232

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION What you'll get out of this book and how to make it work for you. 1: FILM IS NOT A VISUAL MEDIUM Why it's taken you so long to write an unfinished script. 2: SCREENPLAYS ARE NOT WRITTEN-THEY'RE BUILT Stories are ENERGY MACHINES: The "Action Structure" of your story. 3: SO THERE'S THIS PERSON... How to create great characters for great actors! 4: IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE THIS STORY-WHO WILL?? You CAN make this stuff up: "Zombie Rules" and how
to get your audience to believe everything in your story. 5: SUSTAINABLE SCREENWRITING
The story is ALWAYS being told and "No Character Left Behind." 6: TOOL BAG: SOME OF THE GADGETS YOU'LL NEED How NOT to write BAD dialogue, voiceover, flashbacks, and montages. 7: OK, NOW GO WRITE YOUR SCRIPT! Step by step by step by step by step by step: your story has clarity. 8: NOW WHAT? Staying confident in your work and getting it out there! APPENDIX: Recommended Viewing