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Screenwriting on the Internet : researching, writing, and selling your script on the Web
Author:
Wehner, Christopher, 1969-
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Publication Information:
Studio City, CA : Michael Wiese Productions, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xx, 235 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780941188364
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Book

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Offers step-by-step instructions on how to use the Internet to find the right agent, producer or buyer for your movie script.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xvii
Chapter 1 Screenwriting on the Internetp. 1
Chapter 2 Researching on the Internetp. 15
Some Basicsp. 15
Search Tipsp. 16
The Boolean Searchp. 16
Quotation Marksp. 16
Where to Startp. 17
Search Enginesp. 17
The Invisible Webp. 18
References and Encyclopediasp. 18
Dictionariesp. 20
Biographical Informationp. 20
Librariesp. 21
Popular Topicsp. 21
Autopsyp. 21
Conspiracy Theoriesp. 22
Crime, Crime Scenes and Law Enforcement Proceduresp. 23
DNA Forensicsp. 25
Pathologyp. 25
Private Detectivesp. 25
Religion and Mythsp. 26
Serial Killersp. 27
Special Opsp. 29
Slangp. 29
Technospeakp. 30
Finding an Expertp. 30
Historical Researchp. 31
Chapter 3 Screenwriting Resourcesp. 33
The Beginnerp. 34
Read Produced Screenplaysp. 34
Before You Startp. 35
Select Interviews for Beginnersp. 37
Writing Your Scriptp. 38
The Basicsp. 39
Your Coverp. 39
"A John Carpenter Film"p. 39
Contact Informationp. 40
Copyright and Registrationp. 40
Your Pagesp. 40
Your Paperp. 41
Your Writingp. 41
Screenplay Formatp. 41
Format Examplep. 42
Screenwriting Terminologyp. 44
Screenplay Structurep. 45
Outliningp. 46
The Intermediate Screenwriterp. 46
Learning the Craftp. 47
Join a Screenwriting Groupp. 47
More on Screenplay Structurep. 49
Three-Act Structurep. 50
Storylinep. 51
Character Developmentp. 51
The Herop. 53
The Antagonistp. 54
Dialoguep. 54
Storytellingp. 55
High Conceptp. 55
Writing for Low-Budget Filmsp. 56
Softwarep. 57
Script Reviewsp. 57
The Ready-To-Sell Screenwriterp. 58
Finding an Agentp. 60
Submitting Your Scriptp. 61
Writers Wantedp. 61
HCDonline.com Job Boardp. 63
The Script Readerp. 64
More Interviewsp. 65
General Resourcesp. 68
Magazinesp. 68
Screenwriting Competitionsp. 69
Project Greenlightp. 73
Essential Elementsp. 74
Screenwriting and Hollywood Newsp. 75
Chapter 4 The E-Mail Queryp. 81
The Letter Versus E-Mailp. 82
Common Sense Still Appliesp. 84
E-Mail Signature Filep. 85
Your Contact Portfoliop. 86
Writing the E-Mail Queryp. 86
Make the Connectionp. 88
Credentialsp. 89
Educationp. 89
The Queryp. 89
The "Laundry List"p. 92
Getting A Responsep. 93
The Outcomep. 94
Final Thoughtsp. 95
Chapter 5 Agents and Agenciesp. 97
Chapter 6 Producers and Production Companiesp. 109
Chapter 7 The Script Sitesp. 153
What They Dop. 154
Fee-Based Servicesp. 155
scriptshark.comp. 155
writersscriptnetwork.comp. 157
storybay.comp. 159
scriptpimp.comp. 161
Non-Fee-Basedp. 162
inzide.comp. 162
zoetrope.comp. 163
hollywoodlitsales.comp. 164
Other Script Site Resourcesp. 165
studionotes.comp. 165
writerswebsite.comp. 166
cinemanow.comp. 166
thescript.comp. 166
screenconnect.comp. 167
thescriptagency.comp. 167
storyxhange.comp. 167
thesource.comp. 167
tv-pilot.comp. 167
mymovieidea.comp. 168
thewritingzone.comp. 168
scriptcave.comp. 168
scriptreader.comp. 168
The Global Marketplacep. 168
Chapter 8 Script Consultantsp. 171
What a Good Script Consultant Doesp. 173
The Listingsp. 174
scriptique.comp. 174
scriptzone.comp. 175
hollywoodscriptcoverage.comp. 176
screenplayservices.comp. 176
screenplaysolutions.comp. 177
hollywoodscript.comp. 178
scriptmaven.comp. 179
scriptservices.comp. 180
storyandscriptdevelopment.comp. 181
davetrottier.comp. 182
sydfield.comp. 183
Chapter 9 Marketing Your Screenplayp. 187
Four Questions to Answerp. 187
A Copyright is Bestp. 188
No, You Do Not Need an Agentp. 189
E-Mail is Bestp. 190
Internetworkingp. 190
Get an 800 Numberp. 192
Creating Your Home Pagep. 193
Posting Your Script Online--Is it a Good Idea?p. 194
Chapter 10 The Interviewsp. 197
Adam Klinep. 197
Frederick Levyp. 199
Ed Kashibap. 205
Thom Taylorp. 209
Dave Trottierp. 214
Brent Armitagep. 217
Kenna McHughp. 219
Michael Gracep. 223
Chapter 11 A Final Notep. 229
Glossaryp. 231
Selected Bibliographyp. 233
About the Authorp. 235