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ScreenWriting Science focuses on the identification, analysis and documentation of the structure and plots of successful movies to help you write your own screenplay, to do research on creative screenwriting, as well to enhance your enjoyment of the movies you watch. While a component of ScreenWriting Science is research and materials presented in the spirit of open discussion, the Screenplay Summaries represent a significant effort and expense. Consequently, the Screenplay Summaries cannot be offered free of a fair market price.


Individual Use
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Please feel free to utilize the Template and Sequence-Scene structure of the Screenplay Summaries for your own writing - all that is asked is that you acknowledge the source as: 'ScreenWriting Science' at this website.

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