How to Write a Selling Screenplay

How to Write a Selling Screenplay : A Step by Step Approach

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There are three things necessary to put together a movie script: an indea, determination, and the skill to craft that in-the-shower inspiration into a verifiable screenplay. No one can provide the first two, but "How to Write A Selling Screenplay" will teach you everything you need to know about the third. Keane has been writing and teaching the craft of the screenplay around the world for two decades, and he uses that experience to make "How to Write A Selling Screenplay" one of the most easy to read, supportive, detailed, and informative screenplay guides available. In his book, Keane shows everyone with a story to tell how to tap into their cretive juices, taking the writer from conception through the writing and revising process.show more

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  • Hardback | 308 pages
  • 156.5 x 234.4 x 23.1mm | 344.74g
  • Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc)
  • Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Del
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • annotated edition
  • 0767900715
  • 9780767900713
  • 648,672

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Christopher Keane has spent 20 years in the business, learning the truths--and the tricks--of writing a selling screenplay. In "How to Write a Selling Screenplay, he takes writers through the entire process, from developing a story to finding the best agent. Using an annotated version of an often-optioned screenplay of his own, and citing examples from movies ranging from "Casablanca and "Lethal Weapon to "Sling Blade and "The English Patient, he discusses how to create three-dimensional characters, find a compelling story, build an airtight plot structure, fine-tune dialogue, and much more. Keane's tips on the difference between writing for film and television, as well as his advice on dealing with Hollywood movers and shakers, make this an essential companion for people writing their first--or their fortieth--screenplay.show more

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