You Can Write A MovieBook - 2000
Using her insider knowledge, Oscar-winning screenwriter Pamela Wallace shows legions of hopeful writers how to write feature-length screenplays for film. Readers will find a wealth of information on the craft of screenwriting as well as the business of making movies, including chapters on: Getting ideas and refining them within the context of the realities of the film industry; Key elements of the craft, from writing the synopsis and treatment to developing the plot, characters, scenes, dialogue and theme; Learning how to effectively pitch a screenplay to agents and producers. Beginners will appreciate the first steps approach of the book, while more experienced writers will welcome this Oscar-winner's inside knowledge. All readers will be inspired by Wallace's positive, encouraging instruction. Selling points: Takes readers through key parts of screenwriting using a first-steps approach; Written by a true insider-a successful writer of feature and television movies; Answers the questions and concerns of beginning writers. Pamela Wallace won the Oscar for Best Screenplay for her first feature, Witness. She has won the Writer's Guild Award and the Edgar Award, from the Mystery Writers of America. She has written a number of other films, including the recent award-winning HBO feature If These Walls Could Talk, and is currently writing and producing several movie projects, including one for the Hallmark Hall of Fame. She has also published more than twenty novels, which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and she's taught screenwriting seminars. She lives in Los Angeles.
Publisher: Cincinnati, OH : Writer's Digest Books, c2000.
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 808.23 Walla 3701 1
Characteristics: 118 pages : illustrations