The "calling card" script is one that expresses your voice and gets you noticed and on your way to becoming an accomplished writer whose work is commissioned and put into production. This essential guide shows writers how to tell a great story in script form and offers invaluable insight and practical tips. Focusing on the universal principles of dramatic storytelling for screen, stage, and radio, the book addresses the script as the blueprint for performance and takes the writer on the journey from the story idea to the process of writing to the experience of reading scripts, working with writers, and impressing industry gatekeepers.
Paul Ashton is the Development Producer at BBC Writersroom. He has assessed thousands of scripts, developed hundreds of writers, and written, produced and directed new writing across theatre, radio, film and television.
'offers valuable professional development insight for all writers, established or just starting out.' Writers Forum (March 2011) 'Every aspiring writer needs a Calling Card Script and Paul Ashton's excellent book will help them acquire one. Just add talent.' Ashley Pharoah, Writer and Creator (Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes, Wild at Heart, Case Histories) June 2011 'Marvellous. Wears its references lightly ...key shows like Being Human and Life On Mars are laced through the book as examples of how these shows can answer a variety of questions. The examples are clear, and the book is a positive examination about how good work is made and lessons to be learnt from this good work. It's clear, precise and inspirational...I wish I'd read it ten years ago.' Jack Thorne, Writer (Skins, Cast-Offs, This Is England '86, Shameless) June 2011
A Writer's Toolbox for Screen, Stage and Radio
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A & C Black Publishers Ltd
CALLING CARD SCRIPT
Edge Hill College, Ormskirk
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc