Screenplays: how to write and sell them

Batty, C 2012, Screenplays: how to write and sell them, Kamera Books, Harpenden, UK.


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Title Screenplays: how to write and sell them
Author(s) Batty, C
Year 2012
Publisher Kamera Books
Place of publication Harpenden, UK
Subjects Cinema Studies
Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting)
Film and Television
Summary A few years ago, when I was delivering a workshop on creativity at the London Screenwriters' Festival, three men walked out. As they left, one of them mumbled something along the lines of, 'This is ridiculous ... creativity's got nothing to do with screenwriting.' Maybe it was the way I was pitching it - though I'd only been talking for about five minutes - but creativity and screenwrit ing not connecting? Being creative having nothing to do with screenwriting? Well, actually, this is a view that many people have. But it's wrong. Screenwriting is creative writing. It's perhaps got more of a business slant to it than other kinds of fiction, but it's still creative writing. And it's through developing creativity that a screenwriter can make a film leap from being formulaic to formidable.
Copyright notice © 2012 Craig Batty
Keyword(s) screenwriting
scriptwriting
film
television
film industry
film business
script development
ISBN 9781842435038
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