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Most books about screenplays instruct on three-act structure, character arcs, and how to format a script. But you already know all that."Secrets of Film Writing "reveals a working writer's secrets-the tips, short cuts, tricks, and insider advice that will get your story down on paper, maximize your idea, and seduce your readers. Do you know why actors pick scripts out of a stack? Why montage sequences don't work? Why the traditional three-act structure is obsolete? Lazarus lifts the veil with dozens of secrets like these.Lazarus's insights and techniques will smooth and improve any screenwriter's process and will make any script more readable and ultimately more salable. "Secrets of Film Writing "takes you behind the scenes of feature and television writing and demystifies, once and for all, the Hollywood System.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312269081
ISBN-10: 0312269080
Format: Paperback / softback
(213mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Pages: 233
Imprint: St. Martin's Press
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publish Date: 5-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Tom Lazarus

Tom Lazarus has had five feature films made from his original screenplays, including the number-one movie "Stigmata, "and has written six movies of the week and over thirty hours of network drama. He is also an award-winning educational filmmaker. He has taught screenwriting for ten years as a UCLA Extension Instructor and continues to write screenplays while writing and directing independent features.

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