So You Want to Write a Screenplay: A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing for Film, Video, and Television (Paperback)

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Writing for the big screen may seem like a job for the experienced, but the fact is, it's for everyone. Take Celeste Davis, for example, who at fourteen wrote the screenplay for Purgatory House and appeared on five critic's lists for best film of the year. Even if you don't see immediate success, you have to start somewhere. Take Steven Spielberg, for example, who was rejected from college three times before becoming the huge success he is today. Getting started at a young age is the key to mastering a skill. Imagine already having a screenplay or two under your belt by the time you apply for college that's exactly what this book will help you to accomplish. You will learn how to use screenplay-writing software as well as how to actually write a screenplay, from capturing the audience at the introduction to having a satisfying conclusion. You will learn how to pitch and sell your screenplay when the time comes as well as the commercial potential that your ideas might have. You will learn how to interact with agents, giving you a competitive edge over other young writers. Veteran screenwriters, producers, agents, and directors have been interviewed for this book, giving you inside secrets to the industry. This book also contains information on production companies, including the genre they are looking for, so you know exactly who to contact when you're ready. If you are eager to jump into Hollywood as the newest young writer, this step-by-step guide will help you get there.

About the Author

Taylor Gaines, a recent cum laude graduate from the College of Journalism & Communications at the University of Florida, is a writer and editor. His work has appeared in The Gainesville Sun, Hooked on Hockey Magazine, Gainesville Scene, Sports Talk Florida, and more. He has been a host of a weekly television podcast, The Fauxworthy Podcast, since 2015. He particularly enjoys writing about television, movies, and hockey but loves anything that makes for a good story."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781620232156
ISBN-10: 1620232154
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group Inc
Publication Date: January 5th, 2017
Pages: 180
Language: English