[PDF] Download ☆ WritingSelling Thriller Screenplays | by Õ Lucy V. Hay

By Lucy V. Hay | Comments: ( 552 ) | Date: ( Sep 22, 2019 )

The lowdown on not only getting a thriller feature script on the page, but also getting it in front of producers and investorsFrom premise to resolution, this book guides writers through the craft of thriller writing, citing classic thrillers such as Psycho, The Shining, The Sixth Sense, and Fatal Attraction, and lesser known gems like Red Eye, Desperate Measures, ImpostorThe lowdown on not only getting a thriller feature script on the page, but also getting it in front of producers and investorsFrom premise to resolution, this book guides writers through the craft of thriller writing, citing classic thrillers such as Psycho, The Shining, The Sixth Sense, and Fatal Attraction, and lesser known gems like Red Eye, Desperate Measures, Impostor, and Drive The book also considers how the screenplay might be sold to investors, looking at high concept ideas, pitching, packaging, and the realities of film finance It answers such common questions as What is flight vs fight What is the difference between horror and thriller What are the different sub genres of thriller What part do actors play in film finance How can limited locations create new opportunities in storytelling and financing Why is the lone protagonist so in demand and Why are female characters so popular in thriller


  • Title: WritingSelling Thriller Screenplays
  • Author: Lucy V. Hay
  • ISBN: 9781842439715
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Lucy V. Hay

Lucy V Hay script editor and blogger who helps writers via her Bang2write consultancy She is the associate producer of Brit Thrillers DEVIATION 2012 and ASSASSIN 2015 , both starring Danny Dyer Lucy is also head reader for The London Screenwriters Festival Lucy is also an author, writing both screenwriting books and crime fiction Check out her website.



Comments WritingSelling Thriller Screenplays

  • Katharine Johnson

    What I loved about this book is that it explains what makes a story a thriller as opposed to a drama and what makes it sell. To be honest, I’ve never attempted to write a screen script and might never do so but am fascinated by how they are created and what makes them work. This is a comprehensive book advice on how to pitch and sell your script, as well as lots of examples showing cliches and pitfalls to avoid, and the need to come up with an idea that’s ‘the same but different’, backed [...]


  • Henry Sheppard

    The first part of this book settles the question of "What is a thriller?" Lucy breaks the thriller genre into twenty-two sub-genres, and explains and illustrates each with examples. Then she analyses thrillers from the point-of-view of the protagonist, and comes up with eight common male protagonists in thrillers, and ten female equivalents. That's another eighteen ways to slice up the thriller pie. If you decide you want to write a thriller, you have some homework to do first.Part two addresses [...]


  • Michelle

    Far from being a dare-we-say-boring “how to write” book that repeats the same stuff we’ve all read a million times before, Lucy really hones in on the specific genre of thrillers with expertise.Lucy breaks down the genre into detail so it’s easy to digest, making it far less complicated and daunting to learn about than you might expect.The first half of the book (parts one and two) focusses on defining and writing a thriller, starting with identifying genre conventions and character type [...]


  • Rachael Howard

    I have wanted to tackle a thriller screenplay but kept chickening out. Got this book and the ideas kept coming. From the basic "What is a Thriller?" to how to market your end result. Easy to read and structured so you can pop in and out as you progress your screenplay. Has helped me wrestle my script into shape. Would recommend.


  • Jilles

    Very informative, both on the technical as on the creative side of writing a screenplay.


  • Emma Pullar

    This handbook is pretty much the same formula as Writing and Selling Drama Screenplays. I like that is it split into three parts. Part one covers what a thriller is. Part two is about the writing and part three is about selling your screenplay. This book is an effortless read. A lot of thought has gone into its structure. That said, you do not need to read from the beginning, you can dip into any section as and when you like. We are first shown the different types of genre under the thriller umb [...]


  • Susans book review (susan miles)

    first handbook ive read and a new author ive discoveredis book covers diffrent areas of writing a thriller screenplay it is divided into sections and expains how screenplays are doneit was a bit slow at beginning but really enjoyed learning about how to write a screenplay and would mind reading her other


  • Nick

    The thriller is one of the most popular genres, with some of the biggest films and shows falling under its banner. But how do you go about writing one? Lucy V Hay, writer, script consultant – and associate producer of two recent British thrillers – shows how it’s done. In a witty, no-nonsense approach, you will discover:·         The part the antagonist plays which sets thrillers apart from other genres·         The different thriller subgenres·         The diffe [...]


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