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How To Write A Movie
A Basic Guide
By Dorian Scott Cole
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Published in print by National Writers Workshop with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences support as: How To Write A Screenplay: A Guide For High School Students. It was intended as an aid, not curriculum.
Copyright © 1994 Dorian Scott Cole
About this series.
Original series by Dorian Scott Cole. This series was intended by National Writers Workshop as an aid, not curriculum. National Writers Workshop was supported by many major Hollywood studios, agents, and major actors.
You can read this guide like a book if you want, or select topics at random from the Contents below or from each page. To read this like a book, click the colored text with the double underlines at the end of each topic and section. To return to a previous topic, click the "Back" button at the top. Click the Back button repeatedly to return to a topic that is several jumps back. To get started, click the Quick Start Summary.
Suggestion: most of the articles are based on the example story, Prom
Date. Read it first.
This how to series is available in separate topic pages (see Contents), or as a single HTML download for single computers. How To Write A Movie (screenplay)
About About This Guide
Hit & Run Quick Start Summary
Example: Prom Date
Getting StartedWhat To Write
Short ScriptsSet-ups For Short Scripts
Characters For Short Scripts
the Best Kept Secret in Hollywood
Helpful ThingsStop theft!
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