This book "is a complete guide for film and television for beginners as well as more experienced writers. It covers all aspects of screenwriting from changing a film genre to picking a television timeslot. 'Big screen, small screen' takes you through the basics of screenwriting with step by step guides to structure, character and the first draft script, and valuable tips and exercises. It also shows you how to find an agent, deal with producers, market your script and apply for funding." -- back cover.
Part 1. Preparation : before the writing begins: 1. Big screen, small screen -- 2. Changing genres for the market -- 3. Who wants what - and who gets it?. Part 2. The writing process : getting it down on paper: 4. Character function -- 5. Creating characters and back stories -- 6. Structure -- 7. Adapting the structure -- 8. Dialogue and scene construction -- 9. Subtext and visual subtext -- 10. The range of formats -- 11. Formatting the first draft. Part 3. The completed script : now the fun really starts: 12. Revising the first draft -- 13. Pre-production relationships -- 14. The television serial -- 15. Selling your script -- Film and television references -- Bibligoraphy -- Index.
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 1st November 1994
Publisher: Allen & Unwin