Creating Strong Protagonists: From Deep Characterization to Contrast (Screenwriting Blue Books)

By William Martell

Not more Passive Protagonists!

A step by step consultant to making "take charge" protagonists. Screenplays are approximately characters in conflict... characters in emotional turmoil... powerful 3 dimensional protagonists who can locate strategies to their difficulties in one hundred ten pages. yet how do you create characters like this? How do you switch phrases into flesh and blood?

Character matters, understanding who's The Boss, Tapping into YOUR fears, The bare personality, Pulp Friction, guy With A Plan, personality Arcs, warding off Cliche humans, Deep Characterization, challenge Protagonists, 12 how you can Create Likable Protagonists (even in the event that they are criminals), energetic vs. Reactive, The 3rd measurement In personality, Relationships, Ensemble Scripts, and masses, even more! Over 63,000 phrases of techniques!

Professional Screenwriter William C. Martell (19 produced movies) takes you into the realm of robust protagonists, exhibiting you step by step how to define the simplest lead personality in your screenplay.

About the Author:

William C. Martell has written seventeen produced movies for cable and video together with 3 HBO international Premieres, Made For Showtimes, 3 CineMax Premieres, movies for united states community, and so forth. Reviewer David Nuttycombe of The Washington submit calls him "The Robert Towne of made for cable movies" and he used to be the single non-nominated screenwriter pointed out on Siskel & Ebert's 1997 Oscar precise "If We Picked The Winners". He doesn't educate screenwriting, he writes for a living.

The naval battle motion movie "Steel Sharks" (HBO) stars Gary Busey and Billy Dee Williams, and was once made with the cooperation of the USA military and division Of protection onboard an exact airplane provider. "Hard Evidence" (USA) was once published to video an identical day as Julia Roberts' movie "Something to speak About" and out-rented it, touchdown on the #7 place nationally whereas the Roberts' movie ended up #8 ("Hard Evidence" used to be the higher reviewed film). Submarine mystery "Crash Dive" (HBO) starred Frederic wooded area, and brought "JAG"s Catherine Bell and Christopher Titus from Fox's sit-com "Titus". "Treacherous" (Cinemax) Starred Tia Carrere, Adam Baldwin and C. Thomas Howell. His kin movie "Invisible Mom" starring "ET"s Dee Wallace Stone gained most sensible Children's movie on the Santa Clarita movie pageant. Mr. Martell is at the moment engaged on a number of initiatives for significant studios.

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