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The Screenwriter's Workbook: Exercises and Step-by-Step Instruction for Creating a Successful Screenplay

The Screenwriter's Workbook: Exercises and Step-by-Step Instruction for Creating a Successful Screenplay
Your Price: $22.95 CDN
Author: Syd Field
Publisher: Delta
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 320
Pub. Date: 2006
Edition: Revised
ISBN-10: 0385339046
ISBN-13: 9780385339049

About the Book:

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

Acclaimed by CNN as the "guru of all screenwriters," and by The Hollywood Reporter as "the most sought after screenwriting teacher in the world," several generations of screenwriters have used Syd Field's bestselling books to ignite successful careers in film.

The Screenwriter's Workbook is your very own hands-on workshop – the book that allows you to participate in the processes that made the Syd Field workshops and seminars invaluable to beginners and working professionals alike. Initially published in 1988, and it is the perfect companion volume to Syd Field's Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting, which is universally considered to be "the Bible" of screenwriting.

No one knows more about screenwriting than Syd Field – and now in this revised edition of his bestselling classic workbook, the celebrated lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author shares his secrets and expertise, completely updating The Screenwriter's Workbook for a new generation of screenwriters. Filled with new material – including fresh insights and anecdotes from the author and analysis of films from Pulp Fiction to Brokeback MountainThe Screenwriter's Workbook is a step-by-step work plan for you to follow from the inception of the idea through its completion; it is a map, a navigational guidance system to steer you through the screenwriting process. Follow this workbook through to the finish, and you'll end up with a complete and saleable script!

In The Screenwriter's Workbook you will learn how to:
• Define the idea on which your script will be built
• Create the model – the paradigm – that professionals use
• Bring your characters to life
• Write dialogue like a pro
• Structure your screenplay for success from the crucial first pages to the final act

Here are systematic instructions, easy-to-follow exercises, a clear explanation of screenwriting basics, and expert advice at every turn – all the moment-to-moment, line-by-line help you need to transform your initial idea into a professional screenplay that's earmarked for success.

About the Author:

Syd Field (1935-2013) was an internationally acclaimed teacher, lecturer, and popular speaker who held workshops and seminars for writers hoping to grasp Hollywood's magic formula. Writers who learned from Field – including Tina Fey, Alfonso Cuaron, Judd Apatow, John Singleton, and Frank Darabont – worked in all genres of film and television. Born in Hollywood, he grew up immersed in the film world. He attended Hollywood High School and UC Berkeley, where he received a degree in English literature in 1960. He began his career at Wolper Productions in the shipping department before writing for the original Biography TV series. He was also a script consultant for 20th Century Fox, Disney, Universal and TriStar Pictures. In the mid-1970s he began teaching screenwriting at Sherwood Oaks Experimental College on Hollywood Boulevard and went on to became a lecturer at USC and the American Film Institute. He was the American Screenwriting Association's first inductee into the Screenwriting Hall of Fame.

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