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Raindance Writers' Lab : Write + Sell the Hot Screenplay - Elliot Grove

Raindance Writers' Lab

Write + Sell the Hot Screenplay

Paperback Published: 29th September 2008
ISBN: 9780240520797
Number Of Pages: 262

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If you're looking for a straightforward, practical, no-nonsense guide to scriptwriting that will hold your hand right the way through the process, read on The Raindance Writers' Lab guides you through the tools that enable you to execute a strong treatment for a feature and be well on the way to the first draft of your script.
Written by the creator of the Raindance Film Festival himself, Elliot Grove uses a hands-on approach to screenwriting based on his many years of experience teaching the subject for Raindance training. He uses step-by-step processes illustrated with diagrams and charts to lend a visual structure to the teaching. Techniques are related to real-life examples throughout, from low budget to blockbuster films.
The Companion Website contains interviews with British writers and directors as well as a handy series of legal contracts, video clips and writing exercises.
In this brand new 2nd edition, Grove expands on his story structure theory, as well as how to write for the internet and short films.
The website also contains sample scripts and legal contracts, a writing exercise illustrated with a video clip, a folder full of useful hyperlinks for research, and a demo version of Final Draft screenwriting software.
* Written by the Founder and Director of the Raindance Film Festival - the largest independent film festival in Europe
* Companion Website contains interviews with top directors, sample scripts, legal contracts, and writing exercises
* A no-nonsense approach to writing and selling a HOT screenplay
* NEW screenplays to discuss including Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind and Borat

Industry Reviews

This is an invaluable manual for the first-time screenwriter. A guide that takes in every aspect of the screenwriting process.
--Ayub Khan-Din, Writer for East is East

An authoritative guide full of wit and wisdom, through which Grove's personality shines.
--Justin Bowyer, Total Film

Introduction
Getting Your Idea on to Paper
Tale Assembly
Characters
Scene Writing
Dialogue
The Writer's Blueprint
10,000 Monkeys--Copyright
Marketing Your Script
The Movie Game
The Power File
Pitching
Eight-Line Letter
The Deal
The Life of a Screenwriter
Script Format and Style Guide
Troubleshooting Guide
Three Golden Rules (Quantity-not quality; discipline; reject rejection)
Resources for Screenwriters
Glossary
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ISBN: 9780240520797
ISBN-10: 0240520793
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 262
Published: 29th September 2008
Publisher: FOCAL PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition

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