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The Screenwriter's Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script

The Screenwriter's Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script
Your Price: $33.50 CDN
Author: David Trottier
Publisher: Silman-James Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 442
Pub. Date: 2014
Edition: 6th
ISBN-10: 1935247107
ISBN-13: 9781935247104

About the Book:

The Screenwriter's Bible is recommended by the Writers Guild Initiative!

The 20th anniversary edition of one of the most popular, authoritative, and useful books on screenwriting. A standard by which other screenwriting books are measured, The Screenwriter's Bible has sold over 250,000 copies in its twenty-year life. Always up-to-date and reliable, it contains everything that both the budding and working screenwriter need under one cover.

Subtitled A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script, it is six books in one:

How to Write a Screenplay – A Primer (provides a concise course on screenwriting basics);

Correct Format for Screenplays and Teleplays – A Style Guide for Spec Scripts (industry-accepted format that thoroughly covers today’s correct formats for screenplays and TV scripts);

Steps to a Stunning Script – A Workbook (a step-by-step guide to the screenwriting process from nascent idea through revisions);

Writing Your Breakthrough Spec Script – A Script Consultant's View (the keys to a marketable script that demonstrates today’s spec style through sample scenes and analysis, with an emphasis on grabbing the reader’s interest in the first ten pages);

How to Sell Your Script – A Marketing Plan (marketing and sales strategies, and information about today's marketplaces that presents proven strategies to help you create a laser-sharp marketing plan).

Resources – Lists of industry contacts and useful screenwriting tools and services

Among this book’s wealth of practical information are sample query letters, useful worksheets and checklists, hundreds of examples, sample scenes, and straightforward explanations of screenwriting fundamentals. The sixth edition of The Screenwriter's Bible is chock-full of new examples, the latest practices, and new material on non-traditional screenplay outlets.

What people say:

"Love your book — very practical. I’ve kept it near my desk since high school and I still go back to it." — Travis Beacham, Screenwriter, Pacific Rim, Clash of the Titans, Dog Days of Summer

"A 'bible' for those of all persuasions. Whether you are a rank beginner who needs instruction, or an old pro who needs reminding, you could not do better than David Trottier's book. A brilliant effort by a first-class, dedicated teacher." — William Kelly, Academy Award winning Writer: Witness

"If you have the gift, this book will show you how to use it." — Victoria Wisdom, Producer-Manager and Former Literary Agent at ICM and Becsey Wisdom Kalajian

"All the essential information in one neat, script-sized volume…. New screenwriters will find The Screenwriter’s Bible invaluable; experienced screenwriters will find it an excellent addition to their reference shelf." — Hollywood Scriptwriter magazine

"A true gem that measures up to its title." — The Writer's Connection

"The best screenwriting book available." — Dov S-S Simens, Hollywood Film Institute

About the Author:

David Trottier is a writer, a script consultant, a producer, and a popular screenwriting teacher who has developed and perfected The Screenwriter's Bible during the many years that he has spent helping screenwriters attain their goals.