Screenwriting Is Rewriting

Screenwriting is Rewriting
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781628927382
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews

If there is one skill that separates the professional screenwriter from the amateur, it is the ability to rewrite successfully. From Jack Epps, Jr., the screenwriter of Top Gun, Dick Tracy, and The Secret of My Success, comes a comprehensive guide that explores the many layers of rewriting. In Screenwriting is Rewriting, Epps provides a practical and tested approach to organizing notes, creating a game plan, and executing a series of focused passes that address the story, character, theme, structure, and plot issues. Included are sample notes, game plans, and beat sheets from Epps' work on films such as Sister Act and Turner and Hooch. Also featured are exclusive interviews with Academy Award® winning screenwriters Robert Towne (Chinatown) and Frank Pierson (Dog Day Afternoon), along with Academy Award® nominee Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich).

Screenwriting is Rewriting
  • Author : Jack Epps, Jr.
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2016-01-28

If there is one skill that separates the professional screenwriter from the amateur, it is the ability to rewrite successfully. From Jack Epps, Jr., the screenwriter of Top Gun, Dick Tracy, and The Secret of My Success, comes a comprehensive guide that explores the many layers of rewriting. In Screenwriting

Rewrite Man
  • Author : Alison Macor
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-30

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Rewriting Secrets for Screenwriters
  • Author : Tom Lazarus
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01

Every screenwriter needs to rewrite—more than once, probably many times—to make the story work and then to make a sale. And then again later on, to please producers, studios or stars. Tom Lazarus--author of "Stigmata", among other scripts--is a working screenwriter and professor at UCLA extension. In this

The Science of Screenwriting
  • Author : Paul Joseph Gulino,Connie Shears
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2018-02-08

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  • Author : Paul Chitlik
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013

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  • Author : Ken Dancyger,Jeff Rush
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-28

Learn the rules of scriptwriting, and then how to successfully break them.Unlike other screenwriting books, this unique guide pushes you to challenge yourself and break free of tired, formulaic writing--bending or breaking the rules of storytelling as we know them. Like the best-selling previous editions, seasoned authors Dancyger and

Writing Movies for Fun and Profit
  • Author : Thomas Lennon,Robert Ben Garant
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-07-03

The writers of Reno 911! and several other feature films trace their haphazard experiences in the movie industry, revealing the process through which they worked on script development with executives and stars, pacified exploitative decision makers and fought to be paid for their work.

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  • Author : David Howard
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01

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The Art of Script Editing
  • Author : Karol Griffiths
  • Publisher : Oldcastle Books
  • Release Date : 2015-09-25

'A clear, insightful and sensitive look at the work of script editors and screen writers' - Hossein Amini: writer of Drive and director of The Two Faces of January. The Art of Script Editing provides a comprehensive overview of this vital role, examining its responsibilities and functions during all stages

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2013-09-23

The great challenge in writing a feature-length screenplay is sustaining audience involvement from page one through 120. Screenwriting: The Sequence Approach expounds on an often-overlooked tool that can be key in solving this problem. A screenplay can be understood as being built of sequences of about fifteen pages each, and by

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  • Author : J. J. Murphy
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-16

Most films rely on a script developed in pre-production. Yet beginning in the 1950s and continuing through the recent mumblecore movement, key independent filmmakers have broken with the traditional screenplay. Instead, they have turned to new approaches to scripting that allow for more complex characterization and shift the emphasis from

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  • Author : Mark Evan Schwartz
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2007-04-15

There are hundreds of books on the market, all trying to teach you how to write a screenplay. Several of them are excellent and useful books. But never - until now - has there been a screenwriting manual written in the form of a screenplay. Our hero, the aspiring screenwriter

Making a Good Script Great
  • Author : Linda Seger
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010

Making a good script great is more than just a matter of putting a good idea on paper. It requires the working and reworking of that idea. This book takes you through the whole screenwriting process-from initial concept through final rewrite-providing specific methods that will help you craft tighter, stronger,

The Ultimate Course Book on How to Write a Screenplay
  • Author : Joan Denise Humphries
  • Publisher : JNR via PublishDrive
  • Release Date : 2018-04-08

This Ebook will prove to be a great guide for those who aspire to become successful scriptwriters. No matter how skilled you are at writing, scriptwriting requires certain guidelines and procedures that need to be followed. "Who else wants to quickly learn the fundamentals of Screenwriting?" Screenwriting is a craft

The Screenwriter s Workbook
  • Author : Syd Field
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Release Date : 2008-12-18

At last! The classic screenwriting workbook—now completely revised and updated—from the celebrated lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author, Syd Field: “the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world”* No one knows more about screenwriting than Syd Field—and now the ultimate Hollywood insider shares his secrets and expertise, completely