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Write to Shoot

Writing Short Films for Production

By Marilyn Beker

© 2017 – Focal Press

180 pages

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Description

Write to Shoot teaches budding screenwriters and screenwriting filmmakers how to write a short script with production in mind. Beker instructs them how to showcase their strengths, tailor projects to shoestring budgets, resources, and practical production parameters without sacrificing the quality and punch of their screenplays, whether they're creating a sizzle short for an unproduced feature script, an independent creative work, or a soapbox to promote a cause. Write to Shoot: Writing Short Films for Production is a must-have guide for anyone who wants to be sure there will be no surprises on set that come from a script that's not ready for production.

Table of Contents

1. Why?

2. What?

3. The Short Answer

4. The Shorts Bible

5. Money Changes Everything

6. Killing Your Darlings

7. Budget Tourniquets

8. The Shooting Script

9. Your Type

10. Bankroll

11. Getting Seen

12. Be a Ninja

About the Author

Marilyn Beker is a professor of screenwriting in the School of Film and Television at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. She is the author of Screenwriting With a Conscience: Ethics for Screenwriters and The Screenwriter Activist: Writing Social Issue Movies. She has extensive screenwriting and production experience and is the recipient of the Visionary Leader in Education Award from Shorts HD and Shorts International for her work in short films.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PER004010
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Direction & Production
PER004050
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Screenwriting
PER016000
PERFORMING ARTS / Screenplays