Writing for the Screen
Creative and Critical Approaches
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Writing for the Screen by Craig Batty
Book DescriptionThis book presents an innovative approach to the art and practice of screenwriting, using contemporary case studies and interactive exercises. It presents an innovative and fresh approach to the art and practice of screenwriting, developing creative and critical awareness for writers, students and critics. It includes contemporary case studies, in-depth analysis and unique writing exercises. The book explores a wide variety of techniques, from detailed scene writing and non-linear structure, to documentary drama and the short film. This fresh approach to scriptwriting, innovative in style and approach, incorporates both creativity and critical appraisal as essential methods in writing for the screen. Contemporary case studies, in-depth analysis and interactive exercises create a wealth of ideas for those wishing to work in the industry or deepen their study of the practice.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230550759
(217mm x 139mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Craig Batty
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A new edition of a lively and critically-enriched guide to writing for the media in a range of different professional contexts. Combining theory with practical techniques, this original text caters for students seeking to hone their skills in areas as diverse as journalism, PR, copywriting and screenwriting.
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This innovative, fresh and lively collection, assembled by both creative academics and critical practitioners, focuses on how screenplays are written, developed and received.
Screenplays, Paperback (October 2012)» View all books by Craig Batty
Using case studies, exercises and interviews from the industry, this book guides readers through the necessary stages of writing a screenplay, from finding and developing ideas to creating and executing characters, shaping structure and constructing themes. It also considers how a screenplay might be sold or used to raise interest in a writer.
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Author Biography - Craig Batty
Craig Batty is Senior Lecturer in Screenwriting at Bournemouth University, UK. He is a writer and script consultant, and has published widely on screenwriting. Zara Waldeback devised the Creative Screenwriting MA at Thames Valley University and has previously worked at Brunel and Sussex Universities, UK. She freelances as a script editor and has worked for British Screen, First Film Foundation and Film London.
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