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Raindance Writers' Lab, 2nd Edition by Elliot Grove

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2   Seven Elements of Your Script

 

IN ORDER TO clarify some common terms and principles, allow me to take a few pages of your time to define some areas where there could otherwise be confusion. If you are new to screenwriting, these few pages will be of interest because of the film industry information. If you are a seasoned industry insider, I hope these definitions and descriptions will shed a different light on what you already know.

1. Entertainment

The only product of the film business is entertainment. By ‘entertainment’ I do not mean solely diversion. There are many examples of films which seek only to divert: films which unnecessarily exploit sex and violence, but which make no attempt to use any of the other tools at the disposal of ...

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