Advanced Screenwriting

Raising Your Script to the Academy Award Level


236 Pages
5½x8½ Paper
Silman-James Press
Available electronic format(s):
Kindle, iBook,

Advanced Screenwriting, written by one of today’s most active and respected screenwriting gurus, is a collection of meditations on fine-tuning the script.

Among the many subjects it discusses:

  • working with non-traditional forms
  • maintaining a consistent and ongoing storyline
  • developing a personal cinematic style
  • finding a script’s audience
  • keeping an audience’s attention
  • developing subtexts utilizing psychology and philosophy
  • transforming characters
  • reflecting real-life patterns
  • creating realism through accurate detail
  • polishing scenes
  • creating memorable dialogue
    . . . and much more

About Linda Seger

Linda Seger began her script consulting business in 1981, based on a script analysis method she developed as part of her doctoral dissertation, "What Makes a Script Work?" Since then, she has consulted with writers, producers, directors, and production companies on more than 2,000 scripts and 100 produced films and taught scriptwriting in 31 countries. Among her many clients have been Ray Bradbury, Peter Jackson, William Kelley, Tony Bill, ITC Entertainment, Charles Fries Entertainment, TriStar Pictures, and the Sundance Institute. She has given seminars for executives at ABC, CBS, NBC, Disney, Embassy Television, RAI television (Italy), and ZDF television (Germany), as well as for members of the American Film Institute, the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Living Legacy Award from the Moondance International Film Festival. She is the author of eight books on screenwriting.
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