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Writing and Selling Crime Film Screenplays
Author: Karen Lee Street

ISBN: 9781842439746
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1 April 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.29
Description:
Aimed at screenwriters, producers, development executives, and educators interested in the crime genre, this book provides an invaluable basis for crafting a film story that considers both audience and market expectations without compromising originality. A brief historical overview of the crime genre is presented for context, along with an analysis of various crime sub-genres and their key conventions, including: police, detective, film noir, gangster, heist, prison and serial killer.

Karen Lee Street focuses on the creative use of these conventions and offers strategies for focusing theme and improving characterisation, story design, structure, and dialogue. Paradigms, story patterns, and writing exercises are provided to assist the script development process and strategies for revision are discussed along with key questions to consider before approaching creative or financial partners.

About the Author

Karen Lee Street hasmore than 20years of international experience as a script development executive and workshop leader."

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