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Crazy Screenwriting Secrets: How to Capture A Global Audience

by: Weiko Lin

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Through a “Crazy” approach in writing the feature screenplay, the first half of the book guides the reader in how to create and develop: Story Idea, Characters, One Page Step Outline, and the solid script. In the second half, the book covers professional business side of the ever-changing industry by taking the reader through the work flow of Hollywood and explores how to work creatively with international countries like China in producing movies that resonate with a global audience.

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Meet the Author
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A writer/producer, Weiko has written projects for the Mark Gordon Company, Ivanhoe Pictures, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Don Mischer Productions, the Unison Company (Taiwan), and Wanda Pictures (China). Fluent in Mandarin, he produced and wrote the original story for the Chinese-language romance film 100 Days, which released theatrically in Taiwan and premiered in Mainland China as an official selection of the 2014 Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival. For the screen, Weiko adapted River Town, the New York Times Notable Book and bestselling memoir by Peter Hessler for Fugitive Films and acclaimed director Lu Chuan (City of Life and Death, Disney Nature’s Born in China). In television, he has written a pilot for Super Deluxe (former digital studio of Turner/WarnerMedia). Recipient of a Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award, Weiko earned his MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA. He was also recognized as a finalist for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting. A Fulbright Senior Specialist, Weiko has taught at institutions including UCLA, Northwestern University, and Taipei National University of the Arts. He is a tenured Associate Professor at Emerson College. A member of Writers Guild of America West and Dramatist Guild of America, he is represented by Anonymous Content and United Talent Agency.
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Through a “Crazy” approach in writing the feature screenplay, the first half of the book guides the reader in how to create and develop: Story Idea, Characters, One Page Step Outline, and the solid script. In the second half, the book covers professional business side of the ever-changing industry by taking the reader through the work flow of Hollywood and explores how to work creatively with international countries like China in producing movies that resonate with a global audience.

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ISBN: 978-1615933013
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Publish Date: July 1, 2019
Page Count: 200

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    “Motivating and exuberant, Weiko understands the personal nature of screenwriting. His book provides a roadmap to finding the unique stories each person has to tell and creating screenplays that live and breathe.”

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    “Crazy Screenwriting Secrets offers a unique culinary glimpse into how films really get made, sold, and released on a global scale from a veteran screenwriter who knows the secret to a successful film career is in the ingredients, not the meal.”

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    “Crazy Screenwriting Secrets serves up many delicious morsels in the way of tips and guidelines regarding both the craft and the business. Particularly illuminating for any screenwriter considering a venture into global storytelling, specifically for Chinese audiences.”

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    “It’s rare to get first-hand knowledge from someone who’s been there and done that, but Weiko’s Crazy Screenwriting Secrets delivers that in a fun and insightful way while sending you on your path to understanding how to get your story to the big screen.”