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Rewriting Secrets for Screenwriters

Seven Strategies to Improve and Sell Your Work

by Tom Lazarus Author · Scott Frank Author of introduction, etc.

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Every screenwriter needs to rewrite—more than once, probably many times—to make the story work and then to make a sale. And then again later on, to please producers, studios or stars. Tom Lazarus—author of "Stigmata", among other scripts—is a working screenwriter and professor at UCLA extension. In this book, he's distilled his own experience and that of other screenwriters into a system. SECRETS OF FILM REWRITING will teach writers how to:

-prioritize big scenes
-track transitions
-plot corrections
-add new information
-pass through for dialogue
-do an "on the nose" rewrite

Hugely valuable to first-time screenwriters and to grizzled veterans of Hollywood pitch wars alike, SECRETS OF SCREENPLAY REWRITING is larded with humor and attitude as well as information. Its anatomy of a screenplay rewrite breaks down the book's lessons into their practical application—a must for anyone looking for a break in the film business.

Publication Details

Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Imprint:
St. Martin's Griffin
Edition:
1
Publication Date:
2007

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Tom Lazarus (Author)

Tom Lazarus is the author of SECRETS OF FILM WRITING. He has had eight feature films made from his original screenplays, including the #1 hit "Stigmata." He has also taught an Advanced Screenwriting Workshop at UCLA Extension for thirteen years an...

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