- Taschenbuch: 320 Seiten
- Verlag: St. Martin's Griffin (11. Dezember 2012)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1250001838
- ISBN-13: 978-1250001832
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 14 x 1,8 x 21,6 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 1.802.058 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Make Your Story a Movie (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 11. Dezember 2012
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"A comprehensive and practical guide for aspiring writers and producers."--"Booklist"
A comprehensive and practical guide for aspiring writers and producers. "Booklist""
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
JOHN ROBERT MARLOW is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and adaptation consultant whose nonfiction articles have appeared in the "Screenwriter's and Playwright's Market" and the "Novel and Short Story Writer's Market" (both published by "Writer's Digest" Books), "The Writer," "Writers' Journal," "Backspace," "Women On Writing," "Writer's World," "Fellow Script," "Parade," and numerous other print and online publications. He recently closed his first Hollywood script deal an adaptation he wrote and will executive produce, with an estimated budget of $60 million. He lives in Los Angeles, California."
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MYSAM gives you a structure to work within so you can take your book, out of your head, put it on page, and sell it to Hollywood. It will walk you through deciding if a movie is worth pursuing, and how to get there. Addressing adaptation from several viewpoints including: playwrights, screen writers, book authors, etc…; gives a well rounded view of what it takes to get a book onto the screen.
MYSAM gives a good overview of what can be made into a film, and what you will have to sacrifice from your book to get it made. You could also use the book as a guide to write a book that appeals to Hollywood.
MYSAM also covers a topic that is routinely ignored, Rights. Do you sell the idea, a screenplay, or option it to someone. How long should an option run? Can I get my Rights back, how? It’s something you have to consider BEFORE you even start shopping your book (or writing it); it’s even MORE important when it comes to a film version of your book. A mistake can cost you BIG.
MYSAM covers the basic wants of studios. Although there is much beyond what is covered, it’s enough for NON Hollywood writers to get a basic grasp of what you need in your story. The “artists” will be offend; but they most likely are not reading this book anyway.
Another overlooked area that is covered by the book, is representation. Most notably, why you need an agent, and a “hollywood" agent at that. DIY is never a good idea when it comes to dealing with Hollywood. MYSAM covers the whys and why nots.
So you want that hot young actor for a part in your book? The more important question is: does your part make him/her WANT to play it. MYSAM covers the, sometimes not so rational, thought process of “stars.”
Should you write the screenplay or should you hire a professional? Can you afford one, and how do you know if you have a good one, or not? MYSAM gives some honest, and thought provoking advice on how to handle this.
This book is excellent in regards to creating a good story for both screenplays and other formats. The book can be used with Novels and Comics or even video games and in his book he breaks down creativity via loglines and story structure and views it from a practical and almost scientific fashion- Art in essence is science, as science is an art. The book does focus on the Movie aspect since thats its title. The book is a good addition for novelists and screenwriters to add to their library.