Designed for the aspiring filmmaker or for a course in screenwriting, this book teaches the fundamentals of script writing for any size screen. Chapters cover in depth the elements of format, structure, plot, character, and dialogue, exploring differences between features, television, shorts, and Web entertainment. Readers will learn to develop the screenplay from initial idea to completed script and beyond, with an introduction to the business side. This book includes a companion DVD containing visual examples that illustrate the lessons of the book in clear and entertaining ways. Solutions to exercises and PowerPoint slides are available to instructors.
Mary Feuer is an award-winning writer for film, television, and the Internet, where her work includes the seminal Web series "Lonelygirl15," and her original series, "With the Angels." With a background in film production at all budget levels, Feuer brings unique insights to the process of writing for the screen. She has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences and prestigious film schools.