The Screenwriterrs"s Manualis the most complete and comprehensive presentation of screenplay format and style ever written. Designed for beginning and intermediate students, this book offers an unrivaled, systematic approach to mastering the complexities of composing for the screen. Written by an author team with extensive professional and academic credentials, and based on a unique step-by-step approach, this text provides students of all experience levels with the confidence and skill necessary to succeed in this highly competitive field. Features Offers astep-by-step approachto formatting a screenplay. Its accessible style allows even the beginner student to easily grasp the process of writing and formatting a film script. Includes accurate andup-to-date information on current industry practices,helping students create professional-looking scripts. Providesa section on common errors,which helps students avoid typical mistakes and oversights that occur while writing a screenplay. Incorporatesclear examples of each conceptthroughout the text, illustrating common problems and their solutions in correctly formatted script pages. Providesa clear organization and a thorough cross-referenced index:this book functions as both a reference manual for screenwriters and a textbook for students. Praise forThe Screenwriter's Manual "This is undoubtedly the most comprehensive work on the subject of screenplay formatting that I have ever read. I am blown away by the incredible detail and the amount of concrete information the authors have compiled. This is a colossal work!" David Wesner, Austin Peay State University"There is a wealth and generosity of important information which will guide so many early writers. Even the knowledgeable screenwriter can gain from this Manual." Allan Havis, University of California, San Diego"The text is especially comprehensive. As a reference work for screenwriters of all levels of experience, it [is] invaluable." Terry McAteer, Felician CollegeMangravite, Ronald is the author of 'Screenwriters Manual A Complete Reference of Format and Style', published 2005 under ISBN 9780205426553 and ISBN 0205426557.