Writing a Great Movie: Key Tools for Successful Screenwriting

Writing a Great Movie: Key Tools for Successful Screenwriting


By (author) Jeff Kitchen

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  • Publisher: Billboard Books,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 229mm x 20mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 7 December 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0823069788
  • ISBN 13: 9780823069781
  • Sales rank: 537,490

Product description

This volume is a state-of-the-art, practical manual on the craft of dramatic writing for film, focusing on seven essential tools for the screenwriter. It features the creation, development and construction of an original screenplay from start to finish.

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Author information

Jeff Kitchen, a working screenwriter, worked as a dramaturge at New York's Playwrights Preview Productions and has taught dramaturgic writing to teachers at University of Southern California's graduate film school and to development executives at all the major studios, including Sony Pictures, and Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group.

Review quote

"Kitchen's seminar is not just theory, it's nuts and bolts...providing you with a set of dramaturgical wrenches to dismantle, then reassemble your screenplay idea and verify its dramatic integrity."--Michael McDonnell, producer of The Usual Suspects"