Writing the Screenplay: TV and Film, 2/E

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A well-written screenplay is the single most important ingredient in making a successful motion picture or television show. Alan Armer mixes time-honored theory with down-to-earth practical advice, giving beginning and advanced students the benefits of his experiences in both the entertainment industry and the college classroom. He balances professional screenwriting methods with techniques that explain and clarify those methods for students. What truly makes this text vital is his knack for tapping the creative spirit of aspiring screenwriters to become competent writers who can deliver fresh stories that "glow in the dark." Essential topics include organization and structure, conflict, dimensional characters, dialog, subtext, comedy, the profession, among others. Candid, personal discussion by top industry professionals; examples, anecdotes, and scenes from popular films; and challenging screenwriting projects illuminate the realities of successful screenwriting.

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Titles of related interest and available from Waveland Press: Gerard, Creative Nonfiction: Researching and Crafting Stories of Real Life (ISBN 9781577663393); and McCloskey, Economical Writing, Second Edition (ISBN 9781577660637).

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Alan Armer has more than two decades of entertainment industry experience, first as a director, then as a writer-producer who developed close to 350 screenplays. He received an Emmy Award for producing The Fugitive and a Producers Guild Award for The Untouchables. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America, the Producers Guild of America, and the Academy of TV Arts and Sciences.

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