Understanding Screenwriting: A Step-by-Step Approach to Writing the Feature Film Screenplay

Author(s): John Vourlis

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2018

Pages: 194


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Understanding Screenwriting is a step-by-step approach to writing the feature film screenplay. The book is a process-oriented guide for teaching students (as well as aspiring screenwriters) how to create well-structured and well-crafted screenplays. The material was developed through years of studying the subject and working in the field, and incorporates the best practices the author has garnered from many sources along with the author’s own insights into the craft of screenwriting.

A Note Before You Begin

Introduction: The Process

Part 1: Structuring the Screenplay
Chapter 1: Finding the Concept
Chapter 2: Creating the Character and Plot
Chapter 3: Writing the Logline
Chapter 4: Developing 3 Acts
Chapter 5: Expanding 3 Acts into 8 Sequences
Chapter 6: From 8 Sequences to 16 Major Story Beats
Chapter 7: Turning 16 Beats into 40 Scenes

Part 2: Writing the Screenplay
Chapter 8: Crafting Scenes
Chapter 9: The Rewrite(s)

Part 3: The Real World
Chapter 10: The Business of Screenwriting

John Vourlis

John Vourlis has over 20 years of experience working in Hollywood in various roles, including VP of the Academy Award winning lighting company, Luminys Systems. He has written scripts for children’s educational videos, online video games, and feature films, and is a published author of short stories, a comic book series, and a non-fiction travel book.  He’s also produced and directed documentary films. He is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and currently is a lecturer in the School of Film & Media Arts at Cleveland State University.

Related ISBN's: 9781524968021, 9781524968960




ISBN 9781524968021

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