The Screenwriting Formula
by Rob Tobin
Writer’s Digest Books, 2007
$14.99 paperback, 208 pages
Make the Hollywood Formula Work for You!
As a screenwriter, you have a difficult task even after the script is complete. You have to break into Hollywood. Rob Tobin, who has read thousands of screenplays in his job as a script reader and development executive, has developed the formula to get a script from page to production, and he shares it in this book.
The Screenwriting Formula is not just about how to write a killer screenplay—it also explains the structure that movie executives are looking for, as well as how to transform an idea into a fully loaded script, packed with action and ready to go. You’ll learn how to:
- Use the seven basic story elements to instantly grab an audience’s attention and, more importantly, keep it
- Develop character and plot in new ways through creating a backstory and telling both the objective and subjective story
- Structure your script so that it gets noticed by movie makers
- Craft a winning logline that will ensure a good pitch
Plus, to help illustrate the formula, Tobin develops a story from beginning to end, showing you step-by-step how to make the most of this trade secret.