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
reflecting real-life patterns
creating realism through accurate detail
creating memorable dialogue
. . . and much more
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.