The Perfect Screenplay
Writing it and Selling it
By (author) Katherine Atwell Herbert
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Perfect Screenplay by Katherine Atwell Herbert
Book DescriptionMore than just a how-to, this book details what analysts and producers look for in a commercial script, and what makes a screenplay appealing to buyers. Readers will learn how Hollywood operates, how to test a script idea, the 3-act structure, tips for making a screenplay "user friendly" to script analysts and producers, and making the script "look right" for marketing it. It tells screenwriters what they need to know to gain script analysts' approval: how Hollywood operates, testing a script idea, building the structure, and marketing the final screenplay. Aimed at aspiring and beginning screenwriters, it provides a step-by-step process to ensure that their scripts won't be seen as amateur, including the 3-actstructure - a tested convention essential to the process. It contains: up-to-date resource list with websites, agents, agencies and more; interesting titbits about the Hollywood process; and, how things really work, and how scripts get chosen. The author is a former top Hollywood script analyst, who made many script discoveries for both feature films and television movies. His previous book, "Writing Scripts Hollywood Will Love", has sold over 12,000 copies in its two editions. He teaches college courses on screenwriting, lectures at writers' workshops, and has conducted day-long seminars on writing for Hollywood.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781581154399
(228mm x 153mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Allworth Press,U.S.
Publisher: Allworth Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Katherine Atwell Herbert
Writing Scripts Hollywood Will Love, Paperback (February 2001)
An insider's view of the process of conceiving, writing and marketing a film or television script. The author reveals what professional script analysts demand from scriptwriters and offers guidance on everything from the script's appearance, to plot, structure, character and dialogue.
Selling Scripts to Hollywood, Paperback (August 1999)» View all books by Katherine Atwell Herbert
A resource that guides writers through the pitfalls and successes of a Hollywood writing career. The author explains how to write, re-write, and sell a screenplay, from structuring the plot, to formatting the script, to finding and approaching agents and negotiating the best deal.
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Author Biography - Katherine Atwell Herbert
KATHERINE ATWELL HERBERT has analyzed screenplays for TNT, Viacom-Showtime, Lightstorm, Fox Television, and several other production companies. Among her script discoveries are "Robocop" and "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure." Her scriptwriting repertoire includes episodes for "Trial by Jury," "Murder She Wrote," and "Quantum Leap," and several feature screenplays. She is the author of Selling Scripts to Hollywood and Writing Scripts That Hollywood Will Love.
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