Rewriting Secrets for Screenwriters

by Tom Lazarus (Author)

Every screenwriter needs to rewrite?more than once, probably many times?to make the story work and then to make a sale. And then again later on, to please producers, studios or stars. Tom Lazarus--author of "Stigmata", among other scripts--is a working screenwriter and professor at UCLA extension. In this book, he's distilled his own experience and that of other screenwriters into a system. SECRETS OF FILM REWRITING will teach writers how to:

-prioritize big scenes
-track transitions
-plot corrections
-add new information
-pass through for dialogue
-do an "on the nose" rewrite

Hugely valuable to first-time screenwriters and to grizzled veterans of Hollywood pitch wars alike, SECRETS OF SCREENPLAY REWRITING is larded with humor and attitude as well as information. Its anatomy of a screenplay rewrite breaks down the book's lessons into their practical application?a must for anyone looking for a break in the film business.

Book Details

Contributor
Scott Frank (Introduction author)
Publication Date
March 31, 2007
Publisher
Page count
256
ISBN
9781429906357
Paper ISBN
9780312338312