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Scriptwriting for Film, Television and New Media, 1st Edition

Scriptwriting for Film, Television and New Media, 1st Edition

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What are the foundations of scriptwriting? Why do some scripts gain more prestige than others? How do you write a script and get it noticed? Scriptwriting for Film, Television and New Media answers these questions and more, offering a comprehensive introduction to writing scripts for film, television, the Internet, and interactive multimedia. Author Alan C. Hueth explains not just how to write, but how to think and apply the fundamental principles of screenwriting to multiple platforms and genres. This includes chapters on numerous script formats, including drama and comedy in film and tv, short films, commercials and PSA’s, news and sports, interview shows, documentaries, reality shows, corporate and educational media including interactive multimedia. This book also addresses legal and ethical issues, how to become a professional scriptwriter and a section on production language that provides helpful explanations of how camera, locations, visual and audio effects combine on screen to engage and sustain viewer attention and, consequently, how to improve scriptwriting technique. The book features numerous case studies and detailed examples, including chapter by chapter exercises, plot diagrams, quick-look and learn tables that assist readers to quickly understand genre related script elements, and in-depth script close-ups to examine precisely how writers utilize the principles and elements of drama to create a successful script. It is also supported by a comprehensive companion website with further case studies, assignments, video clips, and examples of films and programs discussed in the book. Scriptwriting for Film, Television and New Media is ideal for aspiring scriptwriters and anyone wanting to broaden their understanding of how successful scripts are created.

By Alan C. Hueth Routledge 460 pages | 109 B/W Illus. Paperback: 9781138618107 pub: 2019-04-03

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTSPREFACE INTRODUCTION SECTION 1: FOUNDATIONS: PREPPING & PACKING FOR THE JOURNEY Chapter 1 – Principles & Elements of Outstanding ScriptwritingChapter 2 – Vision & Language of Scriptwriting Chapter 3 – The Vision: Creativity & the Process of Scriptwriting Chapter 4: The Vision -- Scriptwriting Formats SECTION 2: HITTING THE ROAD – EXPLORING PROGRAM TYPES Chapter 5: Film & Television Drama Chapter 6: Film & Television ComedyChapter 7: Short Films Chapter 8: Commercials, Public Service Announcements (PSA’s) and PromosChapter 9: News & Sports Chapter 10: Interview Shows Chapter 11: Documentary Chapter 12: Reality Shows Chapter 13: Corporate & Educational Media—Linear & Interactive SECTION 3: THE RULES OF THE ROAD: ETHICS, LAW, AND GETTING A PROFESSIONAL START Chapter 14: Ethics & LawChapter 15: Getting Started, Opportunities & Resources Index

About the Author

Alan C. Hueth is Professor of Communication at Point Loma Nazarene University. He has worked as a consultant, writer, producer, director, editor, and/or shooter on over 300 contract, cablecast, and broadcast programs. His portfolio includes corporate videos, documentaries, news, sports production, interview shows, and short films. He is also the winner of two Tellys, a BEA award, and several cable television awards.