Most of us know the basic components of a script and how to line things up on the page. Heck, screenwriting software eliminates all the guesswork, right? Yeah, sort of. But it doesn’t help you with things like panache or guide you towards a snappy, visual presentation; nor does it tell you what the industry is expecting — what’s in style and what most definitely is not.
Well, fear not! Newly revised and massively expanded for 2019, The CI Spec Format & Style Guide Edition X will help you master screenplay format — and is chock full of tips and tricks to help even pro writers get shredded and amp up their voice. 126 pages jam-packed with examples and fun, the Guide is both comprehensive and brutally single-minded — you will be writing visually, down the page, showing, not telling, and using verbiage that lands like an uppercut to the jaw.
Geared for everyone from beginners to professionals, our CI Spec Format and Style Guide will help you bring it.
Check out an excerpt right here.
Written by CI founder Jim Cirile, the Guide takes you through the ins and outs of screenplay format, from taking those first baby steps through pro techniques. Even seasoned writers will glean a ton from the Guide’s abundant editing tricks.
Included is our very own Coverage, Ink. Magic Movie Formula and the CI Magic 1-Hour TV Pilot Formula. These handy little cheat sheets lay out when and where every major plot event should happen according to myth (features) and per act (TV). Even if you hate formula, knowing the rudiments is crucial.
We guarantee you’ll find the CI Spec Format & Style Guide Edition X invaluable, no matter what level you’re at! The CI Spec Format & Style Guide Edition X: everything you need to make your screenplay slick, pro, and ready to go.
To order the Guide with your Coverage, Ink script analysis, just click the Submit It! tab whenever you’re ready to submit your script. You’ll be able to add it on your order form.
To order the Guide without submitting a script right now, click the buy now button.
Now we’ve assembled all these columns into a one-of-a-kind 230-page e-book. This is your chance to learn directly from the best of Hollywood’s agents and managers. It’s critical intelligence from people you need to listen to. Learn how Hollywood’s top agents and managers think — and how to stand out from the huddled masses and radiate “pro.”
Also includes detailed case studies of specs that sold and how they did it and of course, detailed analyses of what’s hot — and what’s not.
Check out an excerpt right here.
Richard Arlook (Gersh Agency/Arlook Group), Nicole Clemens (ICM), Emile Gladstone (ICM), A.B. Fischer (Schuman Co.), Jennie Frisbie (Magnet Management), Mike Goldberg (New Wave Entertainment), Ava Jamshidi (ICM/Industry Entertainment), Julien Thuan (U.T.A.), Jake Wagner (Good Fear/Benderspink)… And many more.
– Seriously, How Do I Get a &[email protected]*^@! Agent?
– Ten Things an Agent or Manager Will Never Tell You
– The Shrinking Bull’s-Eye
– Meet the Four Quadrants
– In Search of the Gooey Center
– The First Deal… and Beyond
– The Ten Biggest Unproduced Spec Sales
– How to Really Break into TV
– Top Ten Biggest Writer Mistakes
… And over 50 more!
To order the Agent’s Hot Sheet e-book with your script analysis, just click the Submit It! whenever you’re ready to submit your script.
To order Agent’s Hot Sheet as a PDF e-book without submitting a script right now, click the buy now button below.