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SCREENWRITING GUIDANCE

The average payment to a feature writer or team in 2003 was $654,000. - Source Hollywood Reporter

  • Finding the Heart of your story
  • Plot or Character driven, which is best?
  • Cause and Effect  (Characters and Plot)
  • Thinking about Characters
  • Fully fleshed Characters
  • The Paradigms of a Story

STRUCTURE

Screenplay Structure (This is not a discussion on simply the 3-Acts, every story has a beginning, middle, and an end or it would not be a story, and we're only interested in writing screenplays with a story.)

  • What is Structure and why is it important?
  • What Structure best suits your Story?
  • Structure and Genre
  • Classic Structure: Linear, Journey, Chase, Search
  • Types of Alternative Narrative Structure
  • Writing your first ten pages
  • The Setup: the or else scene
  • Establishing genre and drama
  • Connecting the Audience
  • Case Studies
  • Looking Ahead towards your Second and Third Acts (setups and payoffs)
  • Writing the Scene
  • Types of Scenes
  • Scene Dialectics
  • Ins and Outs
  • Functions
  • Structures
  • Sequences

REGISTRATION

It is highly recommended that you Register your Screenplay on its completion.

This can be accomplished through: Writers Guild of America

http://www.WGA.org

COPYRIGHT

Simultaneously, you must properly copyright your screenplay. This is best described by The Library of Congress.

http://www.copyright.gov/register/performing.html


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