The Bare Bones Book of Screenwriting: The Definitive Beginner’s Guide to Story, Format, and Business

The Bare Bones Book of Screenwriting is one of the most authoritative, popular and useful books on screenwriting, written by a USC Cinema-Television alumni with several sold, optioned, produced and award winning screenplays. Using a ‘let’s-get-down-to-brass-tacks’ approach it focuses on the essentials of screenwriting: creative, technical and business principles. For teens, college students and beginners of all ages, this easy to understand filmmaking resource provides screenplay tools to help with feature film writing, short screenplays and TV scripts: script formatting, screenplay outlines, contest and competitions, writing the synopsis, treaments, story development, the hero’s journey, three act structure, book adaptations, character, dialogue, structure, plot, mechanics, comedy writing, selling a screenplay, screenwriting agents and managers, working with producers, directors and more. Referred to in the industry as “the bootcamp for screenwriters” this is one tool any aspiring screenwriter needs in their toolbelt.

An “all in one” guide to writing screenplays that sell for beginners and intermediate writers. Film school is expensive, and won’t give you real world experience. The lessons will teach you the correct format and storytelling rules, tricks and mistakes to avoid when writing your screenplay. Any film or TV writer can benefit as it walks the reader through creating a professional industry standard Hollywood screenplay to attract agents and filmmakers. Students, non WGA and WGA members use this for help during outlining and writing screenplays.

Film school or college can only teach an aspiring film writer so much. This screenwriter’s “bible” offers trade secrets and education only found by working as a professional screenwriter.

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Ultimate Guide to YouTube for Business (Ultimate Series)

From video production to promotion, author Jason R. Rich details how to use the power of YouTube to promote business brands, products, or services, ultimately attracting new customers. Unfamiliar entrepreneurs receive a full tutorial on pre-production and production essentials, from developing video ideas that attract attention to overcoming lighting and sound challenges. Amateur producers receive a full list of equipment needed, and they gain tips from well-known YouTube users on how to produce quality spots without breaking the bank. After covering the basics, Rich — joined by YouTube-savvy entrepreneurs — reveals how small business owners can drive viewers to contact their business. Rich also shows entrepreneurs how they can make money, while promoting themselves.

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Production House Cinema: Starting and Running Your Own Cinematic Storytelling Business

In Production House Cinema: Starting and Running Your Own Cinematic Storytelling Business, renowned video storyteller Kurt Lancaster offers both students and professionals a practical guide to starting their own video production company and creating cinematic, client-based video content. Utilizing practical know-how along with in-depth analysis and interviews with successful independent production houses like Stillmotion and Zandrak, Lancaster follows the logistics and inspiration of creating production house cinema from the initial client pitch all the way through financing and distribution. The book includes:

  • An examination of the cinematic and narrative style and how to create it;
  • A discussion of the legal procedures and documents necessary for starting and operating a production house;
  • Advice on crafting a portfolio, reel, and website that both demonstrates your unique style and vision and attracts clients;
  • A guide to the financial business of running an independent production house, including invoicing, accounting, and taxes―and how much you should charge clients;
  • Tips for how to better communicate with clients, and how to develop and shape a client’s story;
  • A breakdown of how to select the right gear and equipment for a shoot, on budget;
  • Cinematic case studies that offer detailed coverage of several short films made for clients.

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