This is a comprehensive, jargon-free guide for all budding screenwriters. Its aim is not just to guide you through the techniques and skills you need to write for the screen (film and television), but also to give you guidance on how to approach the industry as a whole. Focusing on every aspect of screenwriting, from how to set about the writing process to how to develop your characters, plot and structure, this book will give you all the guidance you need to break into this highly competitive industry and make a career for yourself as a screenwriter.
Jeremy Sheldon is a screenwriter, author, lecturer and script-development professional with over 15 years' experience. He has read hundreds of scripts Miramax, Working Title and Icon, has published a novel and collection of stories with Vintage, and has collaborated and worked with award-winning producers and directors, governments and global corporations, and some of the world's leading schools and universities. Jeremy also teaches Screenwriting on the MA writing programme at Birkbeck, University of London.