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Author Hay, Lucy V., author.

Title Writing Diverse Characters for Fiction, TV or Film / Lucy V. Hay.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Oldcastle Books, [2017]


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Summary We're living in a time of unprecedented diversity in produced media content, with more LGBT characters, more characters of color, more disabled characters, and more characters from various religions or classes. These characters also appear in genre pieces, accessible to the mainstream, instead of being hidden away in so-called worthier" pieces, as in the past. This book discusses issues of race, disability, sexuality, and transgender people with specific reference to characterization in movies, TV, and novel writing. Using such examples as the film Mad Max: Fury Road and the novel Gone Girl, the book explores how character role function really works. It discusses such questions as the difference between stereotype and archetype, why "trope" does not mean what Twitter and Tumblr think it means, how the burden of casting affects both box office and audience perception, and why diversity is not about agendas, buzzwords or being "politically correct." It also goes into what authenticity truly means, and why research is so important; why variety is key in ensuring true diversity in characterization; and what agents, publishers, producers, filmmakers, and commissioners are looking for -- and why.".
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Subject LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Style Manuals.
Motion picture authorship.
Television authorship.
Fiction -- Technique.
Fiction -- Authorship.
Minorities in literature -- Authorship.
Cultural pluralism in literature -- Authorship.
Multiculturalism in literature -- Authorship.
Characters and characteristics in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9780857301185 (epub)
Standard No. 9780857301185
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