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The Woman In The Story

Author : Helen Jacey
ISBN : 1615932577
Genre : Characters and characteristics in motion pictures
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For over six years, The Woman in the Story has been the go-to resource for writers who want to be gender-mindful when they figure how to create female characters. Inspired by female psychology and gender issues, this how-to book casts a refreshingly honest and empowering women-centric light on every stage of the screenwriting process.
Category: Characters and characteristics in motion pictures

Von Der Figur Zum Charakter

Author : Linda Seger
ISBN : 9783895812408
Genre : Performing Arts
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In 'Von der Figur zum Charakter' setzt sich Linda Seger mit einem essentiellen Bereich des Filmemachens auseinander, dem Erschaffen glaubwürdiger und spannender Filmfiguren. Mit ihrer bewährten Mischung aus Beispielen, Anekdoten, Interviews und Anleitungen erklärt und betont sie die Bedeutung der Recherche, des Dialogs, des persönlichen und konkreten Hintergrunds und der Psychologie, um unvergeßliche Figuren zu erschaffen.Linda Seger: "Die Gespräche mit erstklassigen Schriftstellern haben mir deutlich gemacht, welcher Kenntnisse und Kunstfertigkeiten es bedarf, großartige Figuren zu schaffen. Am meisten beeindruckte mich, daß jeder dieser Schriftsteller den Eindruck erweckte, daß er seine oder ihre innere Stimme gefunden hatte. Durch meine Arbeit als Drehbuchberaterin weiß ich, daß Schriftsteller lernen können, an diese persönliche Stimme zu glauben und sie weiterzuentwickeln. Talent ist mit Sicherheit ein wichtiger Teil des Schreibens, doch es fliegt kaum jemandem zu. Zum Talent müssen harte Arbeit hinzukommen, eine gewisse Ausbildung, viel Übung, und man muß lernen, an den eigenen Standpunkt zu glauben und ihn zu formulieren.""Fazit: 'Von der Figur zum Charakter' und 'Das Geheimnis guter Drehbücher' sind wichtige Arbeitshilfen für Anfänger, immer wieder mit Beispielen untermauert. Aber auch erfahrene Autoren können sich hier Techniken aneignen, die ihnen in Problemfällen weiterhelfen." (Jean-Paul Raabe, Film & TV Kameramann, 48. Jg., Nr. 11/1999)Linda Seger arbeitete als Drehbuch-Beraterin (script consultant) bereits an mehr als 1500 Drehbüchern und über 70 Filmen mit. Über das Drehbuchschreiben hat sie mehrere Bücher verfaßt, darunter den internationalen Bestseller 'Making a Good Script Great'.
Category: Performing Arts

Unspeakable Women

Author : Robin Pickering-Iazzi
ISBN : 1558610634
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of stories by Italian women authors once widely read then lost to view in Italy under fascist rule during the 1920s and 30s
Category: Fiction

Great Adaptations Screenwriting And Global Storytelling

Author : Alexis Krasilovsky
ISBN : 9781317363583
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 49.55 MB
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A vast majority of Academy Award-winning Best Pictures, television movies of the week, and mini-series are adaptations, watched by millions of people globally. Great Adaptations: Screenwriting and Global Storytelling examines the technical methods of adapting novels, short stories, plays, life stories, magazine articles, blogs, comic books, graphic novels and videogames from one medium to another, focusing on the screenplay. Written in a clear and succinct style, perfect for intermediate and advanced screenwriting students, Great Adaptations explores topics essential to fully appreciating the creative, historical and sociological aspects of the adaptation process. It also provides up-to-date, practical advice on the legalities of acquiring rights and optioning and selling adaptations, and is inclusive of a diverse variety of perspectives that will inspire and challenge students and screenwriters alike.
Category: Performing Arts

A Companion To Creative Writing

Author : Graeme Harper
ISBN : 9781118325773
Genre : Education
File Size : 43.33 MB
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A Companion to Creative Writing comprehensively considerskey aspects of the practice, profession and culture of creativewriting in the contemporary world. The most comprehensive collection specifically relating to thepractices and cultural and professional place of creativewriting Covers not only the “how” of creative writing, butmany more topics in and around the profession and culturalpractices surrounding creative writing Features contributions from international writers, editors,publishers, critics, translators, specialists in public art andmore Covers the writing of poetry, fiction, new media, plays, films,radio works, and other literary genres and forms Explores creative writing’s engagement with culture,language, spirituality, politics, education, and heritage
Category: Education

Screenplays How To Write Sell Them

Author : Craig Batty
ISBN : 9781842436431
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 26.83 MB
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Screenplays ... How to Write and Market Them is an accessible yet comprehensive book aimed at those with a keen interest in writing feature film screenplays. Using case studies, creative exercises and interviews from the industry, the book will guide readers through the necessary stages of writing a screenplay, from finding and developing ideas to creating and executing characters to shaping structure and constructing scenes. It will also consider how a screenplay might be sold, or used to raise interest in the writer, looking at areas such as finding and working with an agent, networking, using competitions, and raising private production funds. The book's approach is both creative and reflective, giving readers the opportunity to learn a wealth of creative skills alongside skills that will encourage them to think about themselves as writers and the work that they are developing. As such, the book will empower readers in their own creative processes and allow them to successfully tell the stories they want to tell. Rich with analyses from classic and contemporary films, littered with practical models, paradigms and creative tasks, and enhanced by the views of key industry figures, the book is a must for any aspiring feature film screenwriter.
Category: Performing Arts

The Woman In Latin American And Spanish Literature

Author : Eva Paulino Bueno
ISBN : 9780786490813
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Noted scholars of Latin American and Spanish literature here explore the literary history of Latin America through the representation of iconic female characters. Focusing both on canonical novels and on works virtually unknown outside their original countries, the essays discuss the important ways in which these characters represent nature, history, race and sex, the effects of globalization, and the unknowable “other.” They examine how both male and female writers portray Latin American women, reinterpreting the dynamics between the genders across boundaries and historical periods. Drawing on recent theories in literary criticism, gender, and Latin American studies, these essays illuminate the women characters as conduits for the appreciation of their countries and cultures.
Category: Literary Criticism

Writing And Selling Romantic Comedy Screenplays

Author : Craig Batty
ISBN : 9781843441113
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 26.25 MB
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What happens when 'happy ever after' isn't quite so simple? Today's attitudes to love and romance are as varied and diverse as individuals, and audiences want and need more sophisticated, authentic films that show how we live and love now. So what does this mean for the screenwriter developing a romcom? And how do they write heart-warming stories for a genre that is constantly evolving, from bromcom to zomcom to famcom? Writing and Selling Romantic Comedy Screenplays offers a fresh approach to creating narratives for this ever-changing genre. Moving away from rigid and limited definitions that have evolved out of mainstream genre films, the book embraces a working definition that crosses cultural and national boundaries to give screenwriters around the world a truly international perspective on writing comedic love stories. It will be the first screenwriting guide to reflect the diversity of approaches in today's films that deal with the human need for emotional and physical intimacy using humour - the contemporary romantic comedy.
Category: Performing Arts

Rise Speak Change

Author : Girls Write Now
ISBN : 9781936932139
Genre : Literary Collections
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For nearly twenty years, Girls Write Now has been mentoring the next generation of women writers, and now comes the next installment in the organization’s award-winning anthology series: a stunning collection of poetry and prose written by young women and their mentors in exploration of the theme of “Rise Speak Change.” Distinguished three times by the White House as one of the nation’s best after-school arts and cultural organizations, and recently honored by Newsweek in an article on after-school programs that make a difference, Girls Write Now works to empower underserved teen girls in New York City by pairing them with professional women writers who serve as their personal mentors. This anthology showcases the best poetry, prose, and essays from the mentees and mentors of Girls Write Now, and includes a bonus section of writing exercises and prompts for individuals and groups. Powerful and inspiring, Rise Speak Change showcases the brave new voices that are changing the world of literature, one girl at a time.
Category: Literary Collections