Screenplay: The Foundations Of Screenwriting offers a step-by-step guide about screenwriting, from the concept to a finished script, and is written by the master screenwriter himself.
Screenplay: The Foundations Of Screenwriting is an upgraded version of Syd Fields classical guide in screenwriting for aspiring and experienced writers. The book deals with the inception of a concept, crafting and development of characters, and plotting the opening scene to the completion of a script. The book is updated with trends and perspectives on the evolving film industry. The book helps writers on the basics of screenwriting including building up engaging dialogues, character creation and development, how to build the story line, finding the right agent to market your book, and much more.
The book also throws a fresh perspective on marketing and collaborations, along with the assessment of successful films, including American Beauty and the Lord Of The Rings series. Screenplay: The Foundations Of Screenwriting is available in paperback and was published by RHUS in 2005.
Apart from being a comprehensive guide, the book also helps you understand the nuances of how to adapt a novel, a play, or an article into full-fledged screenplay.
The book also provides useful insight on how to protect your work legally, patents, and claiming of ownership of your screenplay.