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  • 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...

  • Writing for Televisionby Yvonne Grace

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 20.37

    A no-nonsense, direct down-the-lens look at the television industry written from the point of view of a television drama producer who?s been there, done it, fought some battles and won the odd award. Written in an engaging, anecdotal tone, Writing for Television provides advice on: Getting an agent; The type of writer television's looking for; The... more...

  • Into The Woodsby John Yorke

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Into The Woods is a revelation of the fundamental structure and meaning of all stories, from the man responsible for more hours of drama on British television than anyone else, John Yorke. We all love stories. Many of us love to tell them, and even dream of making a living from it too. But what is a story? Hundreds of books about screenwriting... more...

  • How To Write For Televisionby Madeline Dimaggio

    Touchstone 1990; US$ 20.99

    This readable, reliable book has been a trusted reference for nearly two decades and is now revised to include the most up-to-date information from today's television climate. TV Writing the Right Way! In this guide for every student of the small screen and every scriptwriter dreaming of breaking into the business, writer-producer Madeline DiMaggio... more...

  • 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...

  • How to Sell Your Screenplayby Carl Sautter

    New Chapter Press 1992; US$ 9.99

    An Emmy Award nominee and former Moonlighting story editor gives smart, timely inside information on how to successfully market a film or TV screenplay in this handy guide. Abridged edition. more...