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WRITING FOR THE SCREEN
Título:
WRITING FOR THE SCREEN
Subtítulo:
Autor:
WEINSTEIN, A
Editorial:
CRC PRESS
Año de edición:
2017
ISBN:
978-1-138-94512-8
Páginas:
254
27,50 €

 

Sinopsis

Writing for the Screen is a collection of essays and interviews exploring the business of screenwriting. This highly accessible guide to working in film and television includes perspectives from industry insiders on topics such as breaking in; pitching; developing and nurturing business relationships; juggling multiple projects; and more. Writing for the Screen is an ideal companion to screenwriting and filmmaking classes, demystifying the industry and the role of the screenwriter with real-world narratives and little-known truths about the business. With insight from working professionals, you'll be armed with the information you need to pursue your career as a screenwriter.

Contains essays by and interviews with screenwriting consultants, television writers, feature writers, writer-directors of independent film, producers, and professors.
Offers expert opinions on how to get started, including preparing your elevator pitch, finding mentors, landing an internship, and moving from an internship to the next step in your career.
Reveals details about taking meetings, what development executives are looking for in a screenwriter, how and when to approach a producer, and how to pitch.
Explores strategies for doing creative work under pressure, finding your voice, choosing what to write, sticking with a project over the long haul, overcoming discrimination, and reinventing yourself as a writer.
Illuminates the business of screenwriting in the United States (New York and Los Angeles) as compared to other countries around the globe, including England, Ireland, Peru, France, Australia, and Belgium.



Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTED

EXIT STRATEGIES

Preparing to Leave School and Begin Your Screenwriting Career

By Gabrielle Kelly

TEN ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE

To Be an Active Hero in Your Career

By Jen Grisanti

IMPRESSING THE DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE

By Trai Cartwright

WRITING FOR TELEVISION

What It Takes

An Interview With Fern Field Brooks

WHERE DO YOU BEGIN?

Notes From the Screenwriting Guru

An Interview With Erik Bork

FROM WRITER'S ASSISTANT TO SHOWRUNNER

Interning, Knocking on Doors, and Making Connections

An Interview With Stacy A. Littlejohn

CHAPTER 2: STICKING IT OUT

THE SCREENWRITER'S JOURNEY

By Pat Verducci

WHAT IS A PITCH.?

And Why and How Do You Do It?

By Joshua Malkin

BUILDING A SCREENWRITING CAREER

Advice From the Entertainment Career Coach

An Interview With Carole Kirschner

A SCRIPT READER'S PERSPECTIVE

How to Love What You Do When You Can't Do What You Love

By James Napoli

THE ART OF DISCIPLINE AND PERSISTENCE

Moving Toward Creative Success

An Interview With Anne Fontaine

A VETERAN PRODUCER'S TAKE ON SCREENWRITING

An Interview With Bruce Gilbert

By Chuck Erven

NEGATIVE FEEDBACK

How to Find the Positive

By Hugo Van Laere

CHAPTER 3: FINDING SUCCESS

BUILDING YOUR TEAM

Insights From the Screenwriting Consultant

An Interview With Linda Seger

INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING

Working With an Independent Film Producer

An Interview With Mary Jane Skalski

DECIDING WHAT TO WRITE

By Kira-Anne Pelican

A WORKING SCREENWRITER'S JOURNEY IN AUSTRALIA

By Susan Macgillicuddy

THE PATH TO WRITING AN ICONIC FILM

Navigating the Business of Hollywood

An Interview With Barry Morrow

CHAPTER 4: GETTING AHEAD

A BOLD MOVE

Running With an Unexpected Story

An Interview With Mary Harron

SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN HOLLYWOOD

Eight Principles to Empower Your Writing and Your Life

By Jim Jennewein

FROM CREATIVITY TO CRAFT IN SCREENWRITING

By Mark Readman

WRITING FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

A Strategy of Forward Motion

An Interview With Claudia Llosa

RISKS AND REWARDS

Following a Passion

An Interview With Jay Paul Deratany

SCREENWRITING AND MENTAL FITNESS

Thoughts From a Mental Health Professional

An Interview With David Silverman

CHAPTER 5: STARTING AGAIN

REINVENTION

Writing the Next Great Script

By William Rabkin

ART VS. COMMERCE

The Cage Match in My Brain Continues

By Shalom Auslander

EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT A CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD.

I Learned From Writing Scripts

By Rosanne Welch

STARTING OVER IN AMERICA

From Writing to Directing and Back Again

An Interview With Kirsten Sheridan

LIFE LESSONS IN WRITING FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

Wisdom From the Head Writer for Sesame Street

An Interview With Lou Berger