Writing Docudrama: Dramatizing Reality for Film and TV
* From concept to completion, a thorough, down-to-earth grasp of all the ins and outs of writing the docudrama * Docudrama is a booming industry, ... Show synopsis * From concept to completion, a thorough, down-to-earth grasp of all the ins and outs of writing the docudrama * Docudrama is a booming industry, with new films appearing almost weekly. Nearly every day one can find news stories that would be dismissed as impossible if they weren't actually true, and many of them are being made into successful feature and television films. Dramatizing Reality explains how to find and rsearch ideas anddevelop them into vaible stories, how to use dialogue to shape characters, and how to progress from a treatment to a saleable script. Also included is a chapter on the responsibilities involved with mixing truth and fiction. Alan Rosenthal has workedas a writer, producer and director on more than 60 films for PBS, CBS, ABC, NBC, Israel TV and Dtch TV. He is the author of four other books and has contributed numerous articles to such publications as Film Quarterly and Cineaste.