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The Shooting Script

Marilyn Beker

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. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Write To Shoot : Writing Short Films for Production

Routledge, 2017

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... T H E S H O O T I N G S C R I P T It may be that in the interpretation of the script, a plethora of angles will be necessary to create the desired effect of a scene. That’s why the initial writing of the script needs to be angle free...

What?

Marilyn Beker

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. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Write To Shoot : Writing Short Films for Production

Routledge, 2017

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... and has a beginning, middle, and end (even if that end is ambiguous). In another chapter we’ll talk about how you can write a short based on a feature, but now we’ll look at shorts as a starting point in your career. References Beker, Marilyn. Screenwriting with a Conscience: Ethics for Screenwriters. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004. ...

The Short Answer

Marilyn Beker

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. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Write To Shoot : Writing Short Films for Production

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... T H E S H O RT A N S W E R As I mentioned in the introduction, there are lots of rea- sons to write and make a short film. Perhaps the most obvi- ous reason is to gain access to audiences. It’s much easier to get lots of people to see...

Bankroll

Marilyn Beker

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. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... B A N K R O L L Lots of screen writers don’t like to think about money unless they’re getting it! The thought of having to pay for our visions sometimes is just too overwhelming, but if we want to be professional we’ve got to think...

Killing Your Darlings

Marilyn Beker

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. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... K I L L I N G Y O U R D A R L I N G S We all want our movies to be compelling. We want to engage audiences and make them want to keep watching. One of the enemies of good storytelling is boredom, and heaven forbid we should inflict...

Budget Tourniquets

Marilyn Beker

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. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Write To Shoot : Writing Short Films for Production

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... B U D G E T T O U R N I Q U E T S Stop the bleeding! Unless the script is written with produc- tion in mind, so many changes will need to be made during shooting that you’ll find yourself in a living nightmare. As we’ve already come...

Why?

Marilyn Beker

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. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Write To Shoot : Writing Short Films for Production

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... Jeanne Beker, is a famous media star in Canada and parts of Europe. She gets recognized and greeted everyplace she goes. And the freebies she gets are great . . . comple- mentary desserts and drinks at restaurants, the best tables,...

The Short Bible

Marilyn Beker

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. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Write To Shoot : Writing Short Films for Production

Routledge, 2017

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... T H E S H O RT B I B L E 1. Keep It Short How short (or long) should a short film be? Back in the day, when I wrote my first short, the going length was 30 minutes. Festivals and distributors were more tolerant of that length...

Be a Ninja!

Marilyn Beker

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. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Write To Shoot : Writing Short Films for Production

Routledge, 2017

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... definition of success. • Take action to get your screenplay made and seen. • Write anyway. • Do all these things with courage and grace and you’ll have a fulfilling career no matter what. References Beker, Marilyn. Dare to Dream - Write Anyway! www.writersstore.com/ dare-to-dream-write-anyway. Accessed 18 November 2016. ...

Getting Seen

Marilyn Beker

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. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Write To Shoot : Writing Short Films for Production

Routledge, 2017

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... G E T T I N G S E E N The Festival Circuit Let’s face it—every filmmaker intends to show at film festivals. Unfortunately, there are no guarantees that a film will make it into a festival. And then, of course, there are entry fees...