TwoÂ IMAXÂ orÂ TelevisionÂ Scripts (45 minutes eachÂ in length)
4.Â Â SAILOR ON THE WIND:Â Â A popularzation and prose writingÂ of the Samuel Taylor Coleridge immortal epic poem,Â Rime of the Ancient Mariner.Â The poem as many of us understand, speaks to the sanctity of all life on Eart.Â This new proseÂ script is a periodicÂ update from the original, Elizabethan era early modern English dialect,Â to the time when it was actually written by Coleridge, the late18th Century.Â This language updateÂ was done to facilitate oral comprehesion and add new, richÂ story detail.Â It is based on my six time prizewinning prime-time TV special with Sir Michael Redgrave.Â Â
NOTE:Â For detail on the original film please click theÂ ANCIENT MARINERÂ page link on the upper right of this page.
5.Â Â THE SYLVAN GLADE:Â Â The Secret of Marley's Ghost.Â Â This script wraps around the original Charles Dicken's,Â A Christmas Carol.Â Â However, it isÂ a self-standing story thatÂ can be enjoyed by anyone who would not be familiar withÂ the original masterpiece (long in the public domain).Â Â Â Here, we explore the true spiritual meaning behind the original story.Â 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 withÂ his avaricious behavior.Â Â
Â Â Â Â Â Â Additionally, this script adds adventure and humor not found in the original.
6.Â Â Three additional script scenariosÂ usingÂ The Sylvan GladeÂ characters,Â are available, along with three unrelated, additional scenarios for feature length screenplays.Â Â Â Â ###
Rod SerlingÂ (1924-1975)
Shown here circa the mid-1950s or so.Â The pioneering television writer, who fought to raise human consciousness with his work,Â was my greatest inspiration as a writer.Â This began back during my undergraduate days, when his plays,Â such asÂ Requiem for a HeavyweightÂ andÂ PatternsÂ were broacast.Â Little did I know back thenÂ that some dayÂ I would meet him,Â work with him,Â and thatÂ his life would end while he was still quite young,Â in the cityÂ to which fate would take me, and that as his friend and co-workerÂ 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 ofÂ FATE MagazineÂ asÂ My Friend Rod Serling and His Legacy.)Â
An on-going inspiraton to all writers...
Back then, the human condition was something to write about and the more highly evolvedÂ Science Fiction writers and producers such asÂ Gene Roddenberry, with his originalÂ Star TrekÂ show of the mid 1960s followed the earlier example of Rod Serling'sÂ The Twilight Zone.Â Â Each show, as prizewinning director,Â Frank Capra, another of my mentors, once told me, gave something to the audience "to put into their pocket and take home with them."Â Â Â Â Â
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 outlineâ€¦ 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. Â 5.Use techniques such as the â€œchain of promisesâ€? 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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