Eric Sherman on Writing: Learn how leading writers actually sell their screenplays; learn how to avoid the traps and ruts that writers get into; learn how to exploit the maximum value from your screenplay.
In these three discs (nearly four hours total), Eric discusses many of the secrets of successful screenwriters. For example, is there any one way that writers write? What is the only real definition of a screenplay? Does a script need to “read” well to make a good movie? How can you use a screenplay to interest actors, investors, distributors?
What about “three act structure”–do you need it to write a script that sells? What are the most common flaws of beginning screenplays? What is a screenplay worth? How can you access the marketplace? And, all the while, how can you protect your ideas?
Table of Contents
WRITING WORKSHOP WITH ERIC SHERMAN (1’25”)
- The Three Ingredients Necessary to Make a Movie
- Defining the Terms
- Methods of Writing
WRITING SEMINAR WITH ERIC SHERMAN (1’07”)
- The Craft of Screenwriting
- The Most Common Flaws
- The Value of a Screenplay
WRITING SEMINAR WITH ERIC SHERMAN (1’20”)
- To Whom Should You Submit a Screenplay?
- Protecting Your Material