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Screenwriting, also called script-writing is the art and craft of writing scripts for mass media such as feature films, television productions or video games. It is frequently a freelance profession.

Screenwriters are responsible for researching the story, developing the narrative, writing the screenplay, and delivering it, in the required format, to development executives. Screenwriters therefore have great influence over the creative direction and emotional impact of the screenplay and, arguably, of the finished film. They either pitch original ideas to producers in the hope that they will be optioned or sold, or screenwriters are commissioned by a producer to create a screenplay from a concept, true story, existing screen work or literary work, such as a novel, poem, play, comic book or short story.
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Cinematography for Directors: A Guide for Creative Collaboration 2nd Ed.
Cinematography for Directors: A Guide for Creative Collaboration 2nd Ed.
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Topics include selecting a cinematographer, collectively discussing the script, choosing an appropriate visual style for a film, color palette, film and digital formats, lenses, camera movement, genres, and postproduction processes

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Alternative Scriptwriting Beyond the Hollywood Formula, 5th Edition
Alternative Scriptwriting Beyond the Hollywood Formula, 5th Edition
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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. more info
Beyond Continuity
Beyond Continuity
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A guide to the craft of script supervising, Beyond Continuity features practical instruction through real-world examples demonstrating and explaining the skills needed by a professional script supervisor. more info
Screenwriter's Compass Character As True North
Screenwriter's Compass Character As True North
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Ever watch a movie, and despite great production value, fantastic action sequences, a great cast, etc, you come away thinking-I just didn't buy it. Chances are it was because you didn't care about the characters. more info
Screenwriting Tips, You Hack 150 Practical Pointers for Becoming a Better Screenwriter
Screenwriting Tips, You Hack 150 Practical Pointers for Becoming a Better Screenwriter
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You might feel like a hack. But don't worry-you're not alone. Even the most experienced writers feel like this at times. Sometimes we just need a few short pointers and reminders to set us on the path again. more info
Ideas for the Animated Short Finding and Building Stories, 2nd Edition
Ideas for the Animated Short Finding and Building Stories, 2nd Edition
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Editor's note: there has been an issue with the book's companion site. Focal Press is fixing the issue. In the meanwhile, please visit http://www.routledge.com/cw/sullivan-978024081872/ for all the material promised in the book. more info
The Screenwriters Roadmap 21 Ways to Jumpstart Your Story
The Screenwriters Roadmap 21 Ways to Jumpstart Your Story

Avoid the wrong turns, dead ends, gaping p(l)otholes, and other obstacles commonly encountered when writing a screenplay. more info
Storytelling Across Worlds: Transmedia for Creatives and Producers
Storytelling Across Worlds: Transmedia for Creatives and Producers
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From film to television to games and beyond, Storytelling Across Worlds gives you the tools to weave a narrative universe across multiple platforms and meet the insatiable demand of today’s audience for its favorite creative property. more info
Save the Cat!
Save the Cat!
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“One of the most comprehensive and insightful how-to's out there. Save the Cat! is a must-read for both the novice and the professional screenwriter.” – Todd Black, Producer, Hope Springs, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, The Pursuit of Happyness, The Weather Man, Antwone Fisher more info
The Writers Journey, 3rd Edition
The Writers Journey, 3rd Edition
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“One of the most comprehensive and insightful how-to's out there. Save the Cat! is a must-read for both the novice and the professional screenwriter.” – Todd Black, Producer, Hope Springs, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, The Pursuit of Happyness, The Weather Man, Antwone Fisher more info
The Hollywood Standard: The Complete and Authoritative Guide to Script Format and Style 2nd Ed
The Hollywood Standard: The Complete and Authoritative Guide to Script Format and Style 2nd Ed
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The Hollywood Standard describes in clear, vivid prose and hundreds of examples how to format every element of a screenplay or television script. more info
Master Shots Vol 1, 2E: 100 Advanced Camera Techniques to Get An Expensive Look on your Low Budget Movie
Master Shots Vol 1, 2E: 100 Advanced Camera Techniques to Get An Expensive Look on your Low Budget Movie
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Good books on film directing are rare. In this engagingly written book, with helpful illustrations from actual films, Kenworthy goes a long way towards bridging this knowledge gap. more info
Your Screenplay Sucks!: 100 Ways to Make It Great
Your Screenplay Sucks!: 100 Ways to Make It Great
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Master Shots gives you so many powerful techniques that you'll be able to respond, even under pressure, and create knock-out shots. more info
Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies: The Screenwriter's Guide to Every Story Ever Told
Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies: The Screenwriter's Guide to Every Story Ever Told
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In the long-awaited sequel to his surprise bestseller, Save the Cat!, author and screenwriter Blake Snyder returns to form in a fast-paced follow-up that proves why his is the most talked-about approach to screenwriting in years. more info
Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds: The Guaranteed Way to Get Your Screenplay or Novel Read
Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds: The Guaranteed Way to Get Your Screenplay or Novel Read
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Whatever your budget, there is an exciting way to capture dialogue.

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Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema
Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema
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This book offers user-friendly knowledge and stimulating exercises to help compose a story, develop characters and create emotion through skillful creation of the sound track

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Writing the TV Drama Series 3rd edition: How to Succeed as a Professional Writer in TV
Writing the TV Drama Series 3rd edition: How to Succeed as a Professional Writer in TV
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The Third Edition leads readers into the future and engages provocative issues about the interface between traditional TV and emerging technologies and endless possibilities.
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The Power of Film
The Power of Film
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One of America's most distinguished film professors provides the definitive A to Z course on the intricacies of film. more info
Adobe Dreamweaver Classroom in a Book (2020 release) 1st Edition
Adobe Dreamweaver Classroom in a Book (2020 release) 1st Edition
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The 12 project-based lessons in this book show students step-by-step everything they need to know in order to create a professional website without having to write code by hand.

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The Coffee Break Screenwriter: Writing Your Script Ten Minutes at a Time - 2nd Edition
The Coffee Break Screenwriter: Writing Your Script Ten Minutes at a Time - 2nd Edition
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The writer receives guidance and tips at every stage of the often intimidating writing process with a relaxed, “ten minutes at a time” method that focuses the writer and pushes him or her forward. more info
Anatomy of a Premise Line How to Master Premise and Story Development for Writing Success
Anatomy of a Premise Line How to Master Premise and Story Development for Writing Success
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Anatomy of a Premise Line: How to Master Premise and Story Development for Writing Success is the only book of its kind to identify a seven-step development process that can be repeated and applied to any story idea.

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Write to Shoot
Write to Shoot
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Write to Shoot teaches budding screenwriters and screenwriting filmmakers how to write a short script with production in mind. more info
Voice & Vision: A Creative Approach to Narrative Filmmaking, 3rd Ed.
Voice & Vision: A Creative Approach to Narrative Filmmaking, 3rd Ed.
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Develop your creative voice while acquiring the practical skills and confidence to use it with this new and fully updated edition of Mick Hurbis-Cherrier’s filmmaking bible, Voice & Vision more info
The Corporate Media Toolkit Advanced Techniques for Producers, Writers and Directors
The Corporate Media Toolkit Advanced Techniques for Producers, Writers and Directors
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Corporate Video Production Beyond the Board Room (And Out of the Bored Room)
Corporate Video Production Beyond the Board Room (And Out of the Bored Room)
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The Marketing Edge for Filmmakers: Developing a Marketing Mindset from Concept to Release
The Marketing Edge for Filmmakers: Developing a Marketing Mindset from Concept to Release
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Written for working and aspiring filmmakers, directors, producers and screenwriters more info
The Live-Streaming Handbook: How to create live video for social media on your phone and desktop
The Live-Streaming Handbook: How to create live video for social media on your phone and desktop
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The Live-Streaming Handbook will teach you how to present live-video shows from your phone and stream them straight to Facebook and Twitter. more info
Next Level Screenwriting Insights, Ideas and Inspiration for the Intermediate Screenwriter
Next Level Screenwriting Insights, Ideas and Inspiration for the Intermediate Screenwriter
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New Realities in Audio A Practical Guide for VR, AR, MR and 360 Video. more info
Nonfiction Sound and Story for Film and Video A Practical Guide for Filmmakers and Digital Content Creators
Nonfiction Sound and Story for Film and Video A Practical Guide for Filmmakers and Digital Content Creators
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Prewriting Your Screenplay A Step-by-Step Guide to Generating Stories
Prewriting Your Screenplay A Step-by-Step Guide to Generating Stories
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