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Codifying Story Elements

Kelly McErlean

Kelly McErlean has developed graduate and postgraduate programs in film and new media for local and international delivery and successfully delivered eLearning and onsite contracts for international broadcast organisations on behalf of the European Broadcasting Union. Kelly lectures on new media, film and entrepreneurship at the Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland. He has won several awards including a Golden Spider Award and a Digital Media Award for his film, new media, and photographic works. Kelly holds a PhD in visual culture from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Interactive Narratives and Transmedia Storytelling : Creating Immersive Stories Across New Media Platforms

Routledge, 2018

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... Codifying Story Elements The codification of audiovisual content allows an author/director to signify meaning within the narrative through the quantification and classification of story elements. The narrative can be structured...

Adapting Jim Day’s “Karelia”

Eric R. Williams

Eric R. Williams has written professionally for American Movie Classics, Workshop Productions, Universal Studios, Grateful Films, and Fox Interactive. His screenplays have been workshopped at the Film Independent Producers Lab in Los Angeles, and have won three prestigious awards: Best New Work from the Writers Guild of America, Award for Individual Excellence in Screenwriting from the Ohio Arts Council, and an Emmy Award for Interactive Media. Eric is the author of the Routledge Focus book The Screenwriters Taxonomy. He is also an award-winning educator and the inaugural director of the MFA in Communication Media Arts program at Ohio University where he teaches screenwriting and virtual reality production. Eric earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, and his MFA from Columbia University in New York City. You can learn more by visiting his website: www.WilliamsOnStory.com. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screen Adaptation: Beyond the Basics : Techniques for Adapting Books, Comics, and Real-Life Stories into Screenplays

Focal Press, 2018

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... Adapting Jim Day’s “Karelia” In 2009, I was awarded the Ohio Arts Council Award of Individual Excellence in Screenwriting for a series of adapted screenplays. My production company, Blue Arm Productions, held a national creative writing...

Conclusion

Sue Thornham

Sue Thornham is Professor of Media and Film at the University of Sussex, UK. She is the author of numerous books including Women, Feminism and Media (2007), What if I Had Been the Hero (BFI Publishing 2012); the co-author, with Tony Purvis, of Television Drama: Theories and Identities (2005); the editor of Feminist Film Theory: A Reader (1999), and the co-editor, with Caroline Bassett and Paul Marris, of Media Studies: A Reader (3rd edition 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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What If I Had Been the Hero? : Investigating Women’s Cinema

British Film Institute, 2012

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...I am indebted for the title of this Conclusion, and indeed for the conclusion itself, to the anonymous reviewer who insisted that this book needed more than the postscript I had given it. She – or perhaps he – also perceptively pointed...

Plot

Alexis Krasilovsky

Alexis Krasilovsky is professor of screenwriting and Media theory and Criticism at California State University, Northridge, teaching courses in Screenplay Adaptation and Film as Literature. Krasilovsky is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West, and is writer/director of the award-winning global documentaries Women Behind the Camera (2007) and Let Them Eat Cake (2014). She is also author of Women Behind the Camera: Conversations with Camerawomen (1997), and co-author of Shooting Women: Behind the Camera, Around the World (2015). Krasilovsky’s narrative film, Blood (1976), was reviewed in the Los Angeles Times as “in its stream-of-consciousness way, more powerful than Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Great Adaptations : Screenwriting and Global Storytelling

Routledge, 2018

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... plot When teaching screenwriting, instructors love using Die Hard (Usa, 1988) as the great example of how to write plot. Gotham Writers’ Workshop’s alexander steele introduces Die Hard as a “classic action/adventure and a prime example...

Characters and Character relationships

Alexis Krasilovsky

Alexis Krasilovsky is professor of screenwriting and Media theory and Criticism at California State University, Northridge, teaching courses in Screenplay Adaptation and Film as Literature. Krasilovsky is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West, and is writer/director of the award-winning global documentaries Women Behind the Camera (2007) and Let Them Eat Cake (2014). She is also author of Women Behind the Camera: Conversations with Camerawomen (1997), and co-author of Shooting Women: Behind the Camera, Around the World (2015). Krasilovsky’s narrative film, Blood (1976), was reviewed in the Los Angeles Times as “in its stream-of-consciousness way, more powerful than Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Great Adaptations : Screenwriting and Global Storytelling

Routledge, 2018

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... Characters and Character relationships Ligiah Villalobos, writer/producer of the independent feature La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon, Mexico/Usa, 2007) – which was shot for $1.9 million and went on to make over $23 million worldwide...

Setting

Alexis Krasilovsky

Alexis Krasilovsky is professor of screenwriting and Media theory and Criticism at California State University, Northridge, teaching courses in Screenplay Adaptation and Film as Literature. Krasilovsky is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West, and is writer/director of the award-winning global documentaries Women Behind the Camera (2007) and Let Them Eat Cake (2014). She is also author of Women Behind the Camera: Conversations with Camerawomen (1997), and co-author of Shooting Women: Behind the Camera, Around the World (2015). Krasilovsky’s narrative film, Blood (1976), was reviewed in the Los Angeles Times as “in its stream-of-consciousness way, more powerful than Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Great Adaptations : Screenwriting and Global Storytelling

Routledge, 2018

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... setting one of the main decisions a screenwriter must face in adapting a work is whether to be true to the setting. sometimes the setting is intrinsic to the theme or characters being portrayed; in other cases, the theme or characters...

Additional Paths to Breaking In

Lee Zahavi Jessup

Lee Zahavi Jessup, author of Getting It Write: An Insider’s Guide to a Screenwriting Career, is a highly sought after screenwriting career coach with 20+ years of industry experience. Lee’s clients include writers working in film and television, participants in the prestigious television writing programs, contest winners and many more. An invited speaker at the WGA, NBC, UCLA and countless screenwriting conferences, Lee is a contributor for Script Magazine and has been interviewed by many screenwriting-centric television shows, web series and podcasts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Breaking In : Tales from the Screenwriting Trenches

Routledge, 2017

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... ADDITIONAL PATHS TO BREAKING IN Query Letters, The Black List, Live & Online Pitch Opportunities When conducting interviews for this book, there is one thing that was com - municated to me emphatically, again and again: the industry...

Creative Issues

Alexis Krasilovsky

Alexis Krasilovsky is professor of screenwriting and Media theory and Criticism at California State University, Northridge, teaching courses in Screenplay Adaptation and Film as Literature. Krasilovsky is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West, and is writer/director of the award-winning global documentaries Women Behind the Camera (2007) and Let Them Eat Cake (2014). She is also author of Women Behind the Camera: Conversations with Camerawomen (1997), and co-author of Shooting Women: Behind the Camera, Around the World (2015). Krasilovsky’s narrative film, Blood (1976), was reviewed in the Los Angeles Times as “in its stream-of-consciousness way, more powerful than Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Great Adaptations : Screenwriting and Global Storytelling

Routledge, 2018

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... Creative issues Where do ideas Come From? sometimes ideas come from our real life experiences or other forms of creativity. For example, robert James Waller’s best-selling novel, The Bridges of Madison County, which later became a film...

Dialogue

Alexis Krasilovsky

Alexis Krasilovsky is professor of screenwriting and Media theory and Criticism at California State University, Northridge, teaching courses in Screenplay Adaptation and Film as Literature. Krasilovsky is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West, and is writer/director of the award-winning global documentaries Women Behind the Camera (2007) and Let Them Eat Cake (2014). She is also author of Women Behind the Camera: Conversations with Camerawomen (1997), and co-author of Shooting Women: Behind the Camera, Around the World (2015). Krasilovsky’s narrative film, Blood (1976), was reviewed in the Los Angeles Times as “in its stream-of-consciousness way, more powerful than Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Great Adaptations : Screenwriting and Global Storytelling

Routledge, 2018

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... dialogue Globally homogenized films often utilize that personable yet condescending news announcer lingo so cutesified by the prose stylists of Time magazine. it uncomfortably echoes something that’s imposed from without and dead, like...

Adapting Jo Weiss’ “The Pool”

Eric R. Williams

Eric R. Williams has written professionally for American Movie Classics, Workshop Productions, Universal Studios, Grateful Films, and Fox Interactive. His screenplays have been workshopped at the Film Independent Producers Lab in Los Angeles, and have won three prestigious awards: Best New Work from the Writers Guild of America, Award for Individual Excellence in Screenwriting from the Ohio Arts Council, and an Emmy Award for Interactive Media. Eric is the author of the Routledge Focus book The Screenwriters Taxonomy. He is also an award-winning educator and the inaugural director of the MFA in Communication Media Arts program at Ohio University where he teaches screenwriting and virtual reality production. Eric earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, and his MFA from Columbia University in New York City. You can learn more by visiting his website: www.WilliamsOnStory.com. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screen Adaptation: Beyond the Basics : Techniques for Adapting Books, Comics, and Real-Life Stories into Screenplays

Focal Press, 2018

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... Adapting Jo Weiss’ “The Pool” Genre will give you—the screenwriter—a foundation upon which to tell a story to your audience. The motivation and emotion of your characters will pull that audience into your story, and the structure...