Writing & Selling Crime Film Screenplays by Karen Lee StreetWriting & Selling Crime Film Screenplays by Karen Lee Street

Writing & Selling Crime Film Screenplays

byKaren Lee Street

Paperback | April 1, 2014

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Advice from an expert, ranging from learning the subgenres to approaching financial partners

Aimed at screenwriters, producers, development executives, and educators interested in the crime genre, this book provides an invaluable basis for crafting a film story that considers both audience and market expectations without compromising originality. A brief historical overview of the crime genre is presented for context along with an analysis of various crime sub-genres and their key conventions, including: police, detective, film noir, gangster, heist, prison, and serial killer. The book focuses on the creative use of these conventions and offers strategies for focusing theme and improving characterization, story design, structure, and dialogue. Paradigms, story patterns, and writing exercises are provided to assist the script development process, and strategies for revision are discussed along with key questions to consider before approaching creative or financial partners.

Karen Lee Street has more than 20 years of international experience as a script development executive and workshop leader.
Title:Writing & Selling Crime Film ScreenplaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.8 inPublished:April 1, 2014Publisher:Oldcastle BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:184243974X

ISBN - 13:9781842439746

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