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- DescriptionIf there is one skill that separates the professional screenwriter from the amateur, it is the ability to rewrite successfully. From Jack Epps, Jr., the screenwriter of Top Gun, Dick Tracy, and The Secret of My Success, comes a comprehensive guide that explores the many layers of rewriting. In Screenwriting is Rewriting, Epps provides a practical and tested approach to organizing tes, creating a game plan, and executing a series of focused passes that address the story, character, theme, structure, and plot issues. Included are sample tes, game plans, and beat sheets from Epps' work on films such as Sister Act and Turner and Hooch. Also featured are exclusive interviews with Academy Award(R) winning screenwriters Robert Towne (Chinatown) and Frank Pierson (Dog Day Afteron), along with Academy Award(R) minee Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich).
- Author BiographyJack Epps, Jr. is the co-author of the films Top Gun, The Secret of My Success, Dick Tracy, Legal Eagles, Dick Tracy, and Turner and Hooch. As a script doctor, Epps contributed to such films as Sister Act and Die Hard With A Vengeance. Epps is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Writing for Screen and Television Division in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, USA.
- Author(s)Jack Epps
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing Plc
- Date of Publication10/03/2016
- SubjectDrama Texts, Plays & Screenplays
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBloomsbury Academic USA
- Content Note15 bw illus
- Weight558 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine28 mm
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