How to Write A Selling Screenplay
A Step-by-step Approach to Developing your Story and Writing your Screenplay by One of Today's Most Successful Screenwriters and TeachersBook - 1998
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.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c1998
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: x, 308 p. ; 24 cm