If you're looking for a straightforward, practical, no-nonsense guide to scriptwriting that will hold your hand right the way through the process, read on! The Raindance Writers' Lab guides you through the tools that enable you to execute a strong treatment for a feature and be well on the way to the first draft of your script.
Written by the creator of the Raindance Film Festival himself, Elliot Grove uses a hands-on approach to screenwriting based on his many years of experience teaching the subject for Raindance training. He uses step-by-step processes illustrated with diagrams and charts to lend a visual structure to the teaching. Techniques are related to real-life examples throughout, from low budget to blockbuster films.
The Companion Website contains interviews with British writers and directors as well as a handy series of legal contracts, video clips and writing exercises.
In this brand new 2nd edition, Grove expands on his story structure theory, as well as how to write for the internet and short films.
The website also contains sample scripts and legal contracts, a writing exercise illustrated with a video clip, a folder full of useful hyperlinks for research, and a demo version of Final Draft screenwriting software.
Chapter 1 - INTRODUCTION Chapter 2 - The Seven Basic Requirements of a Screenplay Chapter 3 GETTING YOUR IDEAS ON PAPER Chapter 4 Tale Assembly Chapter 5 Characters Chapter 6 - Scene Writing Chapter 7 Dialogue Chapter 8 Writing Shorts Chapter 9 The Writer's Blueprint Chapter 10 10,000 Monkeys- Copyright Chapter 11 - MARKETING YOUR MOVIE Chapter 12 The Movie Game Chapter 13 The Power File Chapter 14 Pitching Chapter 15 - Eight-Line Letter Chapter 16 The Deal Chapter 17 - The Life of a Screenwriter Chapter 18 Script Format and Style Guide Chapter 19 - Three Golden Rules Chapter 20 Resources