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  • Essentials of Screenwritingby Richard Walter

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    Hollywood's premier teacher of screenwriting shares the secrets of writing and selling successful screenplays Anyone fortunate enough to win a seat in Professor Richard Walter's legendary class at UCLA film school can be confident their career has just taken a quantum leap forward. His students have written more than ten projects for Steven Spielberg... more...

  • Screenwriting For Dummiesby Laura Schellhardt; John Logan

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    Write a great script and get it into the hands of the Hollywood players! So you want to be a screenwriter? Whether you want to write a feature film or a TV script or adapt your favorite book, this friendly guide gives you expert advice in everything from creating your story and developing memorable characters to formatting your script and selling... more...

  • Aristotle in Hollywoodby A. Hiltunen

    Intellect 2002; US$ 10.00

    Throughout the centuries Aristotle's Poetics remained something of a mystery. What was the great philosopher trying to say about the nature of drama and storytelling? What did he mean by pity, fear and catharsis? In this book, Ari Hiltunen explains the mystery of the 'proper pleasure', which, according to Aristotle, is the goal of drama and can be... more...

  • The Art of Script Editingby Karol Griffiths

    Oldcastle Books 2016; US$ 12.99

    Detailing the nuts and bolts of the job of script editing, this book looks at what?s required and expected, how script editors assess a script, their approach to working with writers and producers, and their input during rewrites and pre-production, up to a project?s completion. It also examines the ways in which writers and producers can benefit... more...

  • What Happens Nextby Marc Norman

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 19.99

    Screenwriters have always been viewed as Hollywood?s stepchildren. Silent-film comedy pioneer Mack Sennett forbade his screenwriters from writing anything down, for fear they?d get inflated ideas about themselves as creative artists. The great midcentury director John Ford was known to answer studio executives? complaints that he was behind schedule... more...

  • Breakfast with Sharksby Michael Lent

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 15.99

    What They Didn?t Teach You in Your Screenwriting Course Screenwriters, listen up! Breakfast with Sharks is not a book about the craft of screenwriting. This is a book about the business of managing your screenwriting career, from advice on choosing an agent to tips on juggling three deal-making breakfasts a day. Prescriptive and useful, Breakfast... more...

  • Screenplayby Syd Field

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    ? Screenplay is one of the bibles of the film trade and has launched many a would-be screenwriter on the road to Hollywood.? ?Library Journal ?Syd Field is the preeminent analyzer in the study of American screenplays.? ?James L. Brooks, AcademyAward?winning writer, director, producer From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The Short Screenplayby Dan Gurskis

    Course Technology PTR 2006; US$ 24.99

    With the growth of film festivals, cable networks, specialty home video, and the Internet, there are more outlets and opportunities for screening short films now than at any time in the last 100 years. But before you can screen your short film, you need to shoot it. And before you can shoot it, you need to write it. The Short Screenplay provides both... more...

  • The Savvy Screenwriterby Susan Kouguell

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 22.99

    The Savvy Screenwriter demystifies the film industry and reveals what aspiring screenwriters really want and need to know. From finding and working with agents, to insights about story analysts and movie executives, to understanding option agreements, to providing samples for queries, synopses, treatments, loglines, and outlines, to pitching, Susan... more...

  • Writing in Picturesby Joseph Mcbride

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    Writing in Pictures  is a refreshingly practical and entertaining guide to screenwriting that provides what is lacking in most such books: a clear, step-by-step demonstration of how to write a screenplay. Seasoned screenwriter and writing teacher Joseph McBride breaks down the process into a series of easy, approachable tasks, focusing on literary... more...