9781931290524

Write Screenplays That Sell : The Ackerman Way

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    9781931290524

  • ISBN10:

    1931290520

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-10-01
  • Publisher: INGRAM
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Summary

Hal Ackerman offers a treasure trove of information on the writing of quality, saleable screenplays by teaching the art of story structure, substance and style.

Table of Contents

Prologue by Pamela Gray ix
Prologue by Sacha Gervasi xiii
Acknowledgments xv
Part One Before You Can Be a Screenwriter 1(72)
Chapter 1: Can Writing Be Taught?
3(6)
Chapter 2: A Word or Two About the Writer's Life and the Industry We Love
9(8)
Chapter 3: Why We Don't Write
17(4)
Chapter 4: Why We Write
21(1)
Chapter 5: What a Screenplay Isn't
21(18)
Chapter 6: What a Screenplay Is
39(12)
Chapter 7: What Story Isn't
51(12)
Chapter 8: What Story Is
63(10)
Part Two The Big Picture: Story Structure 73(68)
Chapter 9: Act One
75(26)
Chapter 10: Acts Two and Three
101(16)
Chapter 11: Snowplow, Scene Cards and Scenograms
117(24)
Part Three The Small Picture: Scene Writing 141(84)
Chapter 12: Dancing the Wadoogee
143(26)
Chapter 13: The Components of Scene Writing
169(30)
Chapter 14: Tricks, Techniques and Stunning Acts of Legerdemain
199(26)
Part Four "The Rees": Research and Rewriting 225(16)
Chapter 15: Research
227(3)
Chapter 16: Rewriting
230(11)
Part Five Afterthoughts and Additions 241(12)
Chapter 17: On Writing the Short Film
243(4)
Chapter 18: Living Your Writing Life
247(6)
Epilogue 253
Appendix A: Web Sites for Research
255(4)
Appendix B: Eavesdropper Journal Scenes
259(6)
Appendix C: Ages of Writers When They Won Their Acadamy Awards
265

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