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LOGLINES (Continued)
Two IMAX or Television Scripts (45 minutes each in length)
4.  SAILOR ON THE WIND:  A popularzation and prose writing of the Samuel Taylor Coleridge immortal epic poem, Rime of the Ancient Mariner.  The poem as many of us understand, speaks to the sanctity of all life on Eart.  This new prose script is a periodic update from the original, Elizabethan era early modern English dialect, to the time when it was actually written by Coleridge, the late18th Century.  This language update was done to facilitate oral comprehesion and add new, rich story detail.  It is based on my six time prizewinning prime-time TV special with Sir Michael Redgrave.  

NOTE:  For detail on the original film please click the ANCIENT MARINER page link on the upper right of this page.
5.  THE SYLVAN GLADE:  The Secret of Marley's Ghost.  This script wraps around the original Charles Dicken's, A Christmas Carol.  However, it is a self-standing story that can be enjoyed by anyone who would not be familiar with the original masterpiece (long in the public domain).   Here, we explore the true spiritual meaning behind the original story.  In the meantime, we discover how Ebenezer Scrooge was able to see the ghost of Jacob Marley and help him shed the chains he had forged in his life with his avaricious behavior.  
       Additionally, this script adds adventure and humor not found in the original.
6.  Three additional script scenarios using The Sylvan Glade characters, are available, along with three unrelated, additional scenarios for feature length screenplays.     ###
Rod Serling (1924-1975)

Shown here circa the mid-1950s or so.  The pioneering television writer, who fought to raise human consciousness with his work, was my greatest inspiration as a writer.  This began back during my undergraduate days, when his plays,  such as Requiem for a Heavyweight and Patterns were broacast.  Little did I know back then that some day I would meet him, work with him, and that his life would end while he was still quite young, in the city to which fate would take me, and that as his friend and co-worker I would be asked write his eulogy by a newspaper of that city (Rochester, NY). The Eulogy was re-published in the July/August 2008 issue of FATE Magazine as My Friend Rod Serling and His Legacy.) 
An on-going inspiraton to all writers...
Back then, the human condition was something to write about and the more highly evolved Science Fiction writers and producers such as Gene Roddenberry, with his original Star Trek show of the mid 1960s followed the earlier example of Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone.   Each show, as prizewinning director, Frank Capra, another of my mentors, once told me, gave something to the audience "to put into their pocket and take home with them."     
Screenplay scenario dialectic

1.Can you write a succinct logline for your script? If not, you have an inadequate script.
2.My recommendation on writing the script is to begin with a one page (synopsis). Draft your story concept first. Hammer it out. When you feel you have a story, then define your subtext. After you have a story with a lucid subtext, you are ready to write an outline.
3.Draft an outline…
4.Flesh out your outline into three distinct acts: a) Introduction of the protagonist, leading to the problem or conflict that then creates the plotline. B) Introduce and develop the conflict. C) Resolve the conflict as a natural expression of character development.  
5.Use techniques such as the “chain of promises� and plot points in the story thread.
6.If you are planning to push the script toward a sale, write a treatment for your property. That will be your sales tool.

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