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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...

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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...

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...

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

...Int. Bebe’s Penthouse Living Room - Night Seductive jazz on the stereo. Candlelight glistening off a half finished bottle of champagne. Posed publicity photos of a movie starlet crowd the mantle above a crackling fire. Cuddling on a sofa...

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

Book chapter

...Int. Shower Stall - Morning Pounding water. Steam swirls, misting the translucent stall, silhouetting someone mumbling. SCREENWRITER (to himself) Okay, okay. Character, conflict, genre. Character, conflict, genre. Got them down, three...

Treatment

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 Penthouse living room. Candlelight. Boyish danny, 27, is coming on to bebe, hot and heavy. He’s a struggling writer. She’s a sexy actress. She tells him if he wants to get anywhere with her, he’s going to have to write her a great...

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...

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...

What's It All About?

Julian Hoxter

Julian Hoxter is the Screenwriting Coordinator and Associate Professor of Screenwriting in the Cinema Department of San Francisco State University, USA. He is an award winning educator and filmmaker whose films have been shown in festivals around the world. He has taught screenwriting and filmmaking in the US and the UK for over 15 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Write What You Don't Know : An Accessible Manual for Screenwriters

Continuum, 2011

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...‘I saw Screenwriting Manual with the Devil!’ There tends to be a certain snobbish dismissiveness about books like this amongst some educators. That is understandable in as much as it comes from a resistance to the notion that any one volume...

The First Act: Unease and Dread, Character and Milieu

Marc Blake

Marc Blake is the author of several books on comedy and comedy/sitcom writing. A stand-up comedian and comic novelist, he has had his own BBC radio series and has written for many famous comics and for numerous TV comedy shows. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sara Bailey

Sara Bailey is Course Leader for Screenwriting at Southampton Solent University, UK. She has worked as a screenwriter and is an experienced researcher and lecturer. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing the Horror Movie

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...As we examine the tropes associated with the horror screenplay, please do not take these notes as prescriptive. We will make some particular reference to those embedded in Slasher or Serial Killer movies, as they have held market dominance...