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Now write! screenwriting : exercises by today's best writers and teachers, Sherry Ellis with Laurie Lamson

Label
Now write! screenwriting : exercises by today's best writers and teachers
Title
Now write! screenwriting
Title remainder
exercises by today's best writers and teachers
Statement of responsibility
Sherry Ellis with Laurie Lamson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An essential handbook featuring never-before-published writing exercises from the acclaimed screenwriters of "Raging Bull, Terminator 2, Lost, True Blood, The Shield," and many other hit films and television shows
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
808.2/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1996
LC item number
.E445 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Now write! writing guide series
Label
Now write! screenwriting : exercises by today's best writers and teachers, Sherry Ellis with Laurie Lamson
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • CHOOSING YOUR STORY. Start with a conflict / Mardik Martin, Hunter Hughes -- The cringe exercise / Hal Ackerman -- Trusting yourself / Alan Watt -- Note card R&D / Brad Riddell -- Concept is king / Chandus Jackson -- When Sally met Harry / Barri Evins -- The comfort zone / Christina M. Kim -- Finding our story / Paula C. Brancato -- GET WRITING. Binding and gagging the internal critic / Kim Krizan -- The talking cure / Wesley Strick -- The almighty verb / Beth Serlin -- Throw the book away / Alexander Woo -- Feeling the music / Daniel Calvisi -- It's the read: writing great film narrative / Glenn M. Benest -- Dream on / Nicholas Kazan -- Random thoughts / William M. Akers -- Analyzing your characters / Susan Kouguell -- The power of negative thinking / Kevin Cecil -- When great writing meets a great actor: writing for a star / Hester Schell -- Police investigation / Brad Schreiber -- Write truthfully in imaginary circumstances: the mythology inside you / Mark Sevi -- Postcards from the edge of creativity / Sam Zalutsky -- Found in translation / Coleman Hough -- STRUCTURE: The most important thing I know and teach / Chris Soth -- The character-action grid / David Trottier -- Writing in the dark / Jim Herzfeld -- The newspaper exercise / Linda Seger -- 21 questions to keep you on track / Neil Landau -- Key things to know about your script before you write / Barbara Schiffman -- Four magic questions of screenwriting / Marilyn Horowitz -- Creating unpredictability using subgoals and plot twists / Richard Stefanik -- Your outline is your ilfeline / Michael Ajakwe, Jr. -- The tool kit: resuscitative remedy for writer's block and blank-page elimination -- The genre game / Bonnie MacBird --
  • THEME. How to move a pile of dirt / Danny Rubin -- The emotionally charged icon / Karey Kirkpatrick -- True love / Michael Hauge -- Finding universal themes / Jen Grisanti -- Refining the idea / Stephen Rivele -- The thematic line of dialogue / Barry Brodsky -- The emotional outline / Karl Iglesias -- Writing from experience, or, Grandma's teeth fell into the soup again / Paul Chitlik -- Change your perspective / Michael Ray Brown -- The union of opposites / Scott Anderson -- From end to end: the creative compass / Michael Feit Dougan -- CRAFTING SCENES. Rhythms, levels, and the proper respect / Michael Genet -- Some things are better left unsaid / Colleen McGuinness -- Self-knowledge availed us plenty / Tommy Swerdlow -- What happens next? / Sara Caldwell -- Scenes as concepts / Craig Kellum -- Crafting the kick-ass scene / David Atkins -- Visual storytelling / Larry Hama -- What lies beneath / Allison Burnett -- Write cinematic scenes / Stephen V. Duncan -- I know what you're thinking: dialogue, context, subtext / T. J. Lynch -- One-page character introduction / Valerie Alexander -- Better than irony / Howard Allen -- CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. On creating character / Syd Field -- Give me a dramatic truth or give me death! / Bill Johnson -- Creating characters who work for you, not against you / Linda Cowgill -- Approach character like an actor ... from the inside out! / Madeline DiMaggio -- The character's trailer shot / Billy Mernit -- The scene that doesn't exist / Christine Conradt -- The key to charismatic characters / James Bonnet -- Go ask Rosenkrantz / Glenn Gers -- Character bones / David Skelly -- The riddle of the sphinx / Marilyn R. Atlas -- The character diary / Douglas J. Eboch -- Getting inside your character's head by becoming her pen / Laura Scheiner -- Life before fade in: / Pamela Gray -- Loving and loathing: how to get into your characters / Richard Walter -- Getting to know your character / Leslie Lehr -- VERBAL AND NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION. Find your inner actor / Amy Holden Jones -- On dialoguing, the screenwriting anarchist's way / Peter Briggs -- Nonverbal communication / Andrew Osborne -- The big eavesdrop / Mark Evan Schwartz -- The twitch: objects as emotions / William C. Martell -- Funny faces: tips on writing animation / Aydrea Walden ten Bosch -- False emotion / David Freeman -- Building between the lines / Judy Kellem -- Using metaphors in comedy / Steve Kaplan -- Pick up a party line / Jennifer Skelly -- Backward brainstorming / Pilar Alessandra -- Hurt me, hurt me! (Oh, and help me make my script better) -- The jewel case outline / Jim Strain -- "Aloud,' he cried!" / Jayce Bartok -- Screenwriters: stop shooting yourself in the foot! / Charles Deemer -- The first ten pages / Ken Rotcop -- Prose (and cons) / Billy Frolick -- What to do when you're stuck on a creative problem / Peter Myers -- Button it: the cure for overwriting / Devorah Cutler-Rubenstein -- Finishing a script: the actor pass / Glen Mazzara -- NOW WHAT? Creating the killer log line / Bill Lundy -- What if it were your money? / Heather Hale -- How to find and get an agent / Michele Wallerstein -- Author Websites
Control code
ocn646111972
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
343 p.
Isbn
9781585428519
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010029424
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)646111972
Label
Now write! screenwriting : exercises by today's best writers and teachers, Sherry Ellis with Laurie Lamson
Publication
Contents
  • CHOOSING YOUR STORY. Start with a conflict / Mardik Martin, Hunter Hughes -- The cringe exercise / Hal Ackerman -- Trusting yourself / Alan Watt -- Note card R&D / Brad Riddell -- Concept is king / Chandus Jackson -- When Sally met Harry / Barri Evins -- The comfort zone / Christina M. Kim -- Finding our story / Paula C. Brancato -- GET WRITING. Binding and gagging the internal critic / Kim Krizan -- The talking cure / Wesley Strick -- The almighty verb / Beth Serlin -- Throw the book away / Alexander Woo -- Feeling the music / Daniel Calvisi -- It's the read: writing great film narrative / Glenn M. Benest -- Dream on / Nicholas Kazan -- Random thoughts / William M. Akers -- Analyzing your characters / Susan Kouguell -- The power of negative thinking / Kevin Cecil -- When great writing meets a great actor: writing for a star / Hester Schell -- Police investigation / Brad Schreiber -- Write truthfully in imaginary circumstances: the mythology inside you / Mark Sevi -- Postcards from the edge of creativity / Sam Zalutsky -- Found in translation / Coleman Hough -- STRUCTURE: The most important thing I know and teach / Chris Soth -- The character-action grid / David Trottier -- Writing in the dark / Jim Herzfeld -- The newspaper exercise / Linda Seger -- 21 questions to keep you on track / Neil Landau -- Key things to know about your script before you write / Barbara Schiffman -- Four magic questions of screenwriting / Marilyn Horowitz -- Creating unpredictability using subgoals and plot twists / Richard Stefanik -- Your outline is your ilfeline / Michael Ajakwe, Jr. -- The tool kit: resuscitative remedy for writer's block and blank-page elimination -- The genre game / Bonnie MacBird --
  • THEME. How to move a pile of dirt / Danny Rubin -- The emotionally charged icon / Karey Kirkpatrick -- True love / Michael Hauge -- Finding universal themes / Jen Grisanti -- Refining the idea / Stephen Rivele -- The thematic line of dialogue / Barry Brodsky -- The emotional outline / Karl Iglesias -- Writing from experience, or, Grandma's teeth fell into the soup again / Paul Chitlik -- Change your perspective / Michael Ray Brown -- The union of opposites / Scott Anderson -- From end to end: the creative compass / Michael Feit Dougan -- CRAFTING SCENES. Rhythms, levels, and the proper respect / Michael Genet -- Some things are better left unsaid / Colleen McGuinness -- Self-knowledge availed us plenty / Tommy Swerdlow -- What happens next? / Sara Caldwell -- Scenes as concepts / Craig Kellum -- Crafting the kick-ass scene / David Atkins -- Visual storytelling / Larry Hama -- What lies beneath / Allison Burnett -- Write cinematic scenes / Stephen V. Duncan -- I know what you're thinking: dialogue, context, subtext / T. J. Lynch -- One-page character introduction / Valerie Alexander -- Better than irony / Howard Allen -- CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. On creating character / Syd Field -- Give me a dramatic truth or give me death! / Bill Johnson -- Creating characters who work for you, not against you / Linda Cowgill -- Approach character like an actor ... from the inside out! / Madeline DiMaggio -- The character's trailer shot / Billy Mernit -- The scene that doesn't exist / Christine Conradt -- The key to charismatic characters / James Bonnet -- Go ask Rosenkrantz / Glenn Gers -- Character bones / David Skelly -- The riddle of the sphinx / Marilyn R. Atlas -- The character diary / Douglas J. Eboch -- Getting inside your character's head by becoming her pen / Laura Scheiner -- Life before fade in: / Pamela Gray -- Loving and loathing: how to get into your characters / Richard Walter -- Getting to know your character / Leslie Lehr -- VERBAL AND NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION. Find your inner actor / Amy Holden Jones -- On dialoguing, the screenwriting anarchist's way / Peter Briggs -- Nonverbal communication / Andrew Osborne -- The big eavesdrop / Mark Evan Schwartz -- The twitch: objects as emotions / William C. Martell -- Funny faces: tips on writing animation / Aydrea Walden ten Bosch -- False emotion / David Freeman -- Building between the lines / Judy Kellem -- Using metaphors in comedy / Steve Kaplan -- Pick up a party line / Jennifer Skelly -- Backward brainstorming / Pilar Alessandra -- Hurt me, hurt me! (Oh, and help me make my script better) -- The jewel case outline / Jim Strain -- "Aloud,' he cried!" / Jayce Bartok -- Screenwriters: stop shooting yourself in the foot! / Charles Deemer -- The first ten pages / Ken Rotcop -- Prose (and cons) / Billy Frolick -- What to do when you're stuck on a creative problem / Peter Myers -- Button it: the cure for overwriting / Devorah Cutler-Rubenstein -- Finishing a script: the actor pass / Glen Mazzara -- NOW WHAT? Creating the killer log line / Bill Lundy -- What if it were your money? / Heather Hale -- How to find and get an agent / Michele Wallerstein -- Author Websites
Control code
ocn646111972
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
343 p.
Isbn
9781585428519
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010029424
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)646111972

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