The Screenwriter's Bible


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David Trottier is a script consultant, writer, producer, and screenwriting teacher. Trottier has sold, optioned, or developed numerous screenplays and stories for The Walt Disney Company, Jim Henson Pictures, York Entertainment, On the Bus Productions, Hill Fields (for ABC television) and New Century Pictures. More recently, he wrote A Penny Promise (produced; winner of awards at two film festivals) and sold Hemingway's Twin, an inspiring story about the Hemingway women. As a teacher and script consultant, he has helped hundreds of writers sell their work, break into the biz, and win contests. He has taught at the major screenwriting expos and conferences, has lectured or led seminars at over 30 American universities, and teaches occasional writing classes at the University of Phoenix. Trottier was a senior writer and columnist for the national print edition of Script Magazine during its entire existence (1989-2012), and has published hundreds of articles in national publications. Trottier is also known as Dr. Format because he has been the go-to guy for screenplay formatting. His book The Screenwriters Bible was the basis for the software Script Thing, which later became Movie Magic Screenwriter.


All the essential information in one neat, script-sized volume] ]. New screenwriters will find The Screenwriter's Bible invaluable; experienced screenwriters will find it an excellent addition to their reference shelf. -- Hollywood Scriptwriter Magazine "Hollywood Scriptwriter Magazine"
If you have the gift, this book will show you how to use it. -- Victoria Wisdom "Producer-Manager and Former Literary Agent at ICM and Becsey Wisdom Kalajian"
Love your book" "very practical. I've kept it near my desk since high school and I still go back to it. -- Travis Beacham "Screenwriter, Pacific Rim, Clash of the Titans, Dog Days of Summer"
Whether you are a rank beginner who needs instruction, or an old pro who needs reminding, you could not do better than Dave Trottier's book. -- William Kelley "Academy Award" "Winning Writer, Witness"

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