Along the way he outlines how to make your action leap off the page and your dialogue crackle. Legendary screenwriting instructor and award-winning writer Paul Chitlik presents an easy-to-read, step-by-step process to take your script from first draft tosubmission draft. Paul chitlik has included, using a wide range of citations in film, exercises, the web, more examples, and applications for television, and other media, for the second edition, television, and the Internet to underline his approach.
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