CHAPTER FIVE: BUILDING THE PERFECT BEAST
Putting it up on the board — Sectioning off four horizontalrows, one for each section of the movie — 40 index cards and 40 only! — Troubleshooting based on the layout — How a screenplay is like abusiness plan and how you can create one that sells
CHAPTER SIX: THE IMMUTABLE LAWS OFSCREENPLAY PHYSICS
Common sense rules of screenwriting based on experience in thetrenches of Hollywood, such as:
Save the Cat
The Pope in the Pool
Too Much Marzipan
WatchOut for That Glacier!
Covenant of the Arc
CHAPTER SEVEN: WHAT’S WRONG WITHTHIS PICTURE?
Despite everything, you’ve written 110 pages of nada — How to get back on track by using 6 fast double-checks on your work:
The Hero Leads
Make The Bad Guy Badder
Turn, Turn, Turn
The Emotional Color Wheel
Hi How Are You I’m Fine
Take A Step Back
— all ironclad and provenrules for script repair.
CHAPTER EIGHT: FINAL FADE IN
Before you send your script out, how can you smooth the way? — Marketing ideas for both the newbie and the establishedprofessional that will help you get your script sold and made — Pluspersonal examples.
From A to Z, a review of every slangy STC expression andHollywood-inside-the-310-area-code term.