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  • Writing & Selling - Crime Film Screenplaysby Karen Lee Street

    Oldcastle Books 2013; US$ 15.99

    Aimed at screenwriters, producers, development executives and educators interested in the crime genre, this book provides an invaluable basis for crafting a film story that considers both audience and market expectations without compromising originality. A brief historical overview of the crime genre is presented for context along with an analysis... more...

  • Screenwriting Poetics and the Screen Ideaby Ian W. Macdonald

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    A new, original investigation into how screenwriting works; the practices, creative 'poetics' and texts that serve the screen idea. Using a range of film, media and creative theories, it includes new case studies on the successful ITV soap Emmerdale , Hitchcock's first major screenwriter and David Lean's unfinished film, Nostromo . more...

  • A History of the Screenplayby Steven Price

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 32.00

    The screenplay is currently the focus of extensive critical re-evaluation, however, as yet there has been no comprehensive study of its historical development. International in scope and placing emphasis on the development and variety of screenplay texts themselves, this book will be an important and innovative addition to the current literature. more...

  • Screenwriting in a Digital Eraby Kathryn Millard

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Screenwriting in a Digital Era examines the practices of writing for the screen from early Hollywood to the new realism. Looking back to prehistories of the form, Kathryn Millard links screenwriting to visual and oral storytelling around the globe, and explores new methods of collaboration and authorship in the digital environment. more...

  • Screenwriters and Screenwritingby Craig Batty

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    This innovative, fresh and lively collection, assembled by both creative academics and critical practitioners, focuses on how screenplays are written, developed and received. more...

  • Writing and Selling Romantic Comedy Screenplaysby Craig Batty; Helen Jacey

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    What happens when 'happy ever after' isn't quite so simple? Today's attitudes to love and romance are as varied and diverse as individuals, and audiences want and need more sophisticated, authentic films that show how we live and love now. So what does this mean for the screenwriter developing a romcom? And how do they write heart-warming stories for... more...

  • Complete Screenwriting Course: Teach Yourselfby Charles Harris

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 18.99

    Designed to take you from the moment you first put your pen to paper to pitching and selling your completed screenplay, this is one of the most inspiring books on screenwriting you'll ever read. Practical exercises will teach you the craft of writing for film and television, both mainstream and independent, the art of building your own plots, characters,... more...

  • If There Were Demons Then Perhaps There Were Angelsby William Peter Blatty

    Tom Doherty Associates 2015; US$ 1.69

    An authorized account of how William Peter Blatty came to write both the novel and the screenplay of "The Exorcist". At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied. more...

  • How to Write Everythingby David Quantick; Steven Appleby

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2014; US$ 18.99

    How To Write Everything is the ultimate writer?s handbook. It tells you about every aspect of writing, from having an idea to getting the idea out into the world (and getting paid for it too). It covers everything from journalism to screen-writing, from speeches to sketches, from sitcoms to novels. With thirty years' experience as an award-winning... more...

  • The Art of Script Editingby Karol Griffiths

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    'A clear, insightful and sensitive look at the work of script editors and screen writers' - Hossein Amini: writer of Drive and director of The Two Faces of January. The Art of Script Editing provides a comprehensive overview of this vital role, examining its responsibilities and functions during all stages of the development process, both... more...