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Signs (Vector)

Felicity Colman

Felicity Colman is Director of Research Programmes at Kingston University, London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Deleuze and Cinema : The Film Concepts

Berg, 2011

Book chapter

...In the Deleuze’s taxonomy, over twenty different signs generated by the movement-image and over a dozen from the time-image are charted. The way that the ciné-system works, by infinite generation, means that there is no limit to the number...

Beat Outline

Mark Evan Schwartz

Mark Evan Schwartz is Associate Professor of Screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University, School of Film and Television, in California. He’s a former Head of Story Development for Nelson Entertainment, Story Analyst for the David Geffen Company, and Production Assistant to Francis Ford Coppola. A working screenwriter, he has credits on over a dozen produced feature films and television movies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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How to Write: A Screenplay : Revised and Expanded

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Act One: Set Up: Bebe’s penthouse apartment. Danny puts the make on her. She tells him if he wants to score to write her a great screenplay. Inciting Incident: Dejected Danny gets drunk. Meets mysterious Virgil in bar. Virgil tells him he...

The Science of Cause and Effect, or, Did the Packers Really Lose Because I Didn’t Wear My Cheesehead Hat?

Paul Joseph Gulino

Paul Gulino is Associate Professor of Screenwriting at Chapman University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Connie Shears

Connie Shears is Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Chapman University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Science of Screenwriting : The Neuroscience Behind Storytelling Strategies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...A long time ago, the Greek philosopher Aristotle (384–322 bce) made a simple and eloquent argument about cause and effect in drama: A whole is that which has a beginning, a middle, and an end. A beginning is that which does not itself...

Character Profiles

Mark Evan Schwartz

Mark Evan Schwartz is Associate Professor of Screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University, School of Film and Television, in California. He’s a former Head of Story Development for Nelson Entertainment, Story Analyst for the David Geffen Company, and Production Assistant to Francis Ford Coppola. A working screenwriter, he has credits on over a dozen produced feature films and television movies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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How to Write: A Screenplay : Revised and Expanded

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Character’s Name: Daniel CardiganNickname: DannyGender: MaleAge: 27Physical Appearance: Boyish, slight buildOccupation: Struggling screenwriterMarital / Romantic Status: Single, on the makeSexual Orientation: HeterosexualFriend(s): A couple...

Introduction: Merging Content with Context

Mark Evan Schwartz

Mark Evan Schwartz is Associate Professor of Screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University, School of Film and Television, in California. He’s a former Head of Story Development for Nelson Entertainment, Story Analyst for the David Geffen Company, and Production Assistant to Francis Ford Coppola. A working screenwriter, he has credits on over a dozen produced feature films and television movies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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How to Write: A Screenplay : Revised and Expanded

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Books on screenwriting flood the market, crowding shelves in libraries and bookstores, cluttering the desks of people with sure-fire movie ideas burning in their heads. As a professor at Loyola Marymount University School of Film...

The Science of Exposition, or, What’s Wrong with an Information Dump?

Paul Joseph Gulino

Paul Gulino is Associate Professor of Screenwriting at Chapman University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Connie Shears

Connie Shears is Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Chapman University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Science of Screenwriting : The Neuroscience Behind Storytelling Strategies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...In order to become emotionally involved in a film, the audience needs to know the answers to the questions of who, what, when, where, and under what conditions the picture will take place. This information is called exposition. If we don’t...

Screenwriting for the Hell of It

Mark Evan Schwartz

Mark Evan Schwartz is Associate Professor of Screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University, School of Film and Television, in California. He’s a former Head of Story Development for Nelson Entertainment, Story Analyst for the David Geffen Company, and Production Assistant to Francis Ford Coppola. A working screenwriter, he has credits on over a dozen produced feature films and television movies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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How to Write: A Screenplay : Revised and Expanded

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Character’s Name:Nickname:Gender:Age:Physical Appearance:Occupation:Marital/Romantic Status:Sexual orientation:Friend(s):Place of birth:Places lived:Parents:Siblings:Education:Religion:Ethnicity:Socio-Economic Status:Politics:Tastes...

Log Line

Mark Evan Schwartz

Mark Evan Schwartz is Associate Professor of Screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University, School of Film and Television, in California. He’s a former Head of Story Development for Nelson Entertainment, Story Analyst for the David Geffen Company, and Production Assistant to Francis Ford Coppola. A working screenwriter, he has credits on over a dozen produced feature films and television movies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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How to Write: A Screenplay : Revised and Expanded

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...A loose parody of Dante’s Inferno, in which struggling writer Danny, needing to learn how to write a great screenplay so he can score with a hot actress, is guided by mysterious Virgil through the netherworld, where each level of Hades...

The Pitch

Mark Evan Schwartz

Mark Evan Schwartz is Associate Professor of Screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University, School of Film and Television, in California. He’s a former Head of Story Development for Nelson Entertainment, Story Analyst for the David Geffen Company, and Production Assistant to Francis Ford Coppola. A working screenwriter, he has credits on over a dozen produced feature films and television movies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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How to Write: A Screenplay : Revised and Expanded

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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Synopsis

Mark Evan Schwartz

Mark Evan Schwartz is Associate Professor of Screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University, School of Film and Television, in California. He’s a former Head of Story Development for Nelson Entertainment, Story Analyst for the David Geffen Company, and Production Assistant to Francis Ford Coppola. A working screenwriter, he has credits on over a dozen produced feature films and television movies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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How to Write: A Screenplay : Revised and Expanded

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Act One Wanting to score with starlet Bebe, Danny is told that if he wants to get anywhere with her he’s going to have to write her a great screenplay. Unbe-knownst to Danny, someone is lurking, listening, in the shadows. With a draft...