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  • Creative Filmmaking from the Inside Outby Jed Dannenbaum; Carroll Hodge; Doe Mayer

    Touchstone 2010; Not Available

    Five keys to creating authentic, distinctive work, whether you are a student, professional or simply love making films on your own For Creative Filmmaking from the Inside Out, three professors at the renowned University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television interviewed fifteen outstanding filmmakers, then distilled their insights... more...

  • John Fante Selected Letters 1932-1981by John Fante

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    Fante's captivating letters trace his emergence from poverty to life as a Hollywood screenwriter. Complemented by many photos and interesting appendices, the book is most distinguished by Fante's letters to his mother-letters in which he is just as apt to lie about church attendance as he is to describe, with peculiar candor, skinny-dipping with a... more...

  • The Screenwriter's Legal Guideby Stephen Breimer

    Allworth Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    This authoritative guide will help both fledgling and established writers to negotiate the best deal, protect their work, and get fair compensation for it. One of the most powerful entertainment lawyers in Hollywood provides easy-to-understand, expert advice on all the legal issues involved in the business of screenwriting. He gives an enlightening... more...

  • Hollywood Screenwriting Directory Spring 2013by Jesse Douma

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 49.95

    Screenwriting market intel you won't find anywhere else! Mailing out submissions based on some contact information you found on the Internet isn't going to get your script sold. What's truly valuable to an aspiring screenwriter is the kind of specific details you can only get through years of Industry experience. That's why The Writers Store compiled... more...

  • Mad as Hellby Dave Itzkoff

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 27.99

    The behind-the-scenes story of the making of the iconic movie Network , which transformed the way we think about television and the way television thinks about us ?I?m mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!? Those words, spoken by an unhinged anchorman named Howard Beale, ?the mad prophet of the airwaves,? took America by storm... more...

  • Writing & Selling - Crime Film Screenplaysby Karen Lee Street

    Oldcastle Books 2013; US$ 16.98

    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...

  • Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwritersby Michael Tierno

    Hyperion 2012; US$ 9.99

    An insightful how-to guide for writing screenplays that uses Aristotle's great work as a guide. Long considered the bible for storytellers, Aristotle's Poetics is a fixture of college courses on everything from fiction writing to dramatic theory. Now Michael Tierno shows how this great work can be an invaluable resource to screenwriters or anyone... more...

  • Screenwriting Poetics and the Screen Ideaby Ian W. Macdonald

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 115.00

    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$ 30.00

    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$ 85.00

    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...