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Author Abushwesha, Farah, author.

Title Rocliffe notes : a professional approach for screenwriters & writer-directors / Farah Abushwesha
Published Harpenden, Hertfordshire : Kamera Books, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (385 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Acknowledgements; Contents; Finding the Right Collaborator; CONTRIBUTORS; WHY I LOVE WRITING; 01; What Is the Job of a Writer?; What Is the Job of Director or Writer-Director?; What Does a Director Do?; What Do Producers Do?; Other Decision Makers and What They Do; Know Thyself Creatively; ROCLIFFE NOTES on ... Working Out Your Creative DNA; A Writer Needs to Write; ROCLIFFE NOTES ON ... Getting Started; 02; What's Your Writing Process?; Ideas Are in the Ether: Use Them or Lose Them; Where Do Your Ideas Come From?; Rocliffe Notes on ... Inspiration
A Short Biography -- 100 WordsRocliffe Notes on ... Writing a Short Biography; Spec Samples of Work; Rocliffe Notes on ... Spec Samples; It's All About Character, Character, Character; Creating a Character; Rocliffe Notes on ... Creating Characters' Backstory; The Treatment; Rocliffe Notes on ... Treatments; Writing TV Episode Guides or Storylines; Rocliffe Notes on ... Storylines and Episode Guides; Say It in One Line -- The Elevator Pitch; Rocliffe Notes on ... The One-Line Synopsis; 06; Finding a Producer; Perfect Pitching; Executives on Preparing for a Meeting With Them; Creatives on Preparing for a Meeting
Everyone Can Write, But Not Always a Good ScreenplayRocliffe Notes on ... Writing a Good Screenplay; A Professional Approach to Writing; Rocliffe Notes on ... A Professional Approach; No One Way In; Tips for Breaking In Today from Emerging Writers; 03; New Talent Is the Industry's Lifeblood; What Do You Like to Find?; Where Do You Look for New Talent?; How Do Projects Get Developed and Commissioned?; Personal vs Professional Taste; Sending Out Samples of Your Work; Read My Script -- That Is the Question; What Makes the First Read the Last?
Rocliffe Notes on ... How to Help Yourself and Script HousekeepingLess Is More -- Ideal Length; 04; Comedy Writing; Key Things You Want to Find in a Film Script; Create a Web Series; Rocliffe Notes on ... Writing and Creating a Web Series; Writing for Theatre; TV Writing; Rocliffe Notes from ... Paula Milne; Adaptation; Radio; Documentaries and Unscripted -- From Start to Finish; Co-Writing -- How Does That Work?; Co-Writing -- The Pros; Co-Writing -- The Cons; Industry Misconceptions and Realities; 05; Cover Notes; Filling In the Application Form; Rocliffe Notes on ... What to Consider When Filling In Forms
Rocliffe Notes on ... Overcoming Nerves for a Meeting, Pitch or PresentationRocliffe Notes on ... Meetings; Rocliffe Notes On ... Finding Collaborators; Rocliffe Notes on ... What to Look for in a Developer or Collaborator; Approaching a Production Company; Rocliffe Notes on ... Who to Send Your Script to; What Is the BBC Writersroom?; 07; Development; What Are Notes?; The Purpose of Feedback and Notes; Who to Get Feedback from; Conflicting Feedback; Consider Rejection a Rite of Passage; Rejection Isn't Just for Newbies; Rocliffe Notes on ... Why Your Script Might Be Turned Down; 08; Procrastination; Research
Summary A manual for screenwriters and filmmakers, in the form of notes, on how to take your career from amateur writer to pro Rocliffe Notes is a compendium for screenwriters and filmmakers which brings together tips and opinions from more than 140 film and TV industry professionals, and provides a step-by-step, common-sense guide on how writers and writer-directors can best present themselves to the industry. Including insider insights from award-winning industry players, it also details their habits, writing processes, daily passions, and preoccupations, while also looking at the nuts and bolts of
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed January 22, 2015)
Subject Motion picture authorship.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Composition & Creative Writing.
Motion picture authorship.
REFERENCE -- Writing Skills.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1843444283