Screenwriter and script guru Douglas J. Eboch ("Sweet Home Alabama") presents a comprehensive guide to all aspects of the craft of screenwriting. This book covers the three distinct phases of creating a great screenplay – outlining, writing the first draft, and rewriting. Eboch delves into such topics as how to select a viable idea, how to structure a compelling plot, how to develop multi-dimensional characters, how to craft powerful scenes, how to build momentum in a story, and techniques for honing and shaping a professional caliber screenplay.
"I used to always recommend that new writers read Story as their first and most important introduction to the craft of screenwriting, but from now on, I’m going to recommend The Three Stages of Screenwriting."
Finally, a book that tells the truth about the art of pitching in Hollywood. In clear language, suitable for the beginner or the seasoned Hollywood professional this book breaks it down, step by step. From choosing the right idea, to selling it in the room, this book tells you how it's done. With decades of combined experience working in Hollywood as buyers, sellers and teachers, the authors have created the definitive book that will demystify the pitching process. It shows a reasoned, logical point of view and is supported by numerous specific examples. If you want to work in the Hollywood creative community, you must know how to pitch. This book will show you how.“ ‘Bible’ is the right word. This is the Truth about pitching. Just do what it says.”
- Gary Goldman (Writer/Producer, "Total Recall," "Minority Report," "Big Trouble in Little China")
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