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Screenwriting

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  • How Not to Make a Short Filmby Roberta Marie Munroe

    Hachette Books 2009; Not Available

    Anyone can make a short film, right? Just grab some friends and your handheld and you can do it in a weekend or two before being accepted to a slew of film festivals, right? Wrong. Roberta Munroe screened short film submissions at Sundance for five years, and is an award-winning short filmmaker in her own right. So she knows a thing or two about... more...

  • Writing and Selling Horror Screenplaysby Craig Batty; Shaun Kimber

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 18.94

    Horror for screenwriters is fundamentally about fear. It captivates global audiences with its ability to satisfy our desires to encounter fear, and to test our boundaries in relation to it. As we write this book, World War Z, The Conjuring, Mama, Warm Bodies, The Purge and Evil Dea, great horror scripts, are all in the UK and US box office top... more...

  • Harlan Ellison's Movieby Harlan Ellison

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    Herein lies in written form Harlan Ellison?s Movie , the full-length feature film Ellison created when a producer at 20th Century-Fox said, ?If we gave you the money, and no interference, what sort of movie would you write?? Well, that producer is no longer at the studio; he left the entire venue of moviemaking after Harlan Ellison?s Movie was... more...

  • Into the Woodsby John Yorke

    Overlook 2014; US$ 14.99

    The idea of Into the Woods is not to supplant works by Aristotle, Lajos Egri, Robert McKee, David Mamet, or any other writers of guides for screenwriters and playwrights, but to pick up on their cues and take the reader on a historical, philosophical, scientific, and psychological journey to the heart of all storytelling. In this exciting and wholly... more...

  • How to Write for Televisionby William Smethurst

    Little, Brown Book Group 2009; US$ 7.08

    Television is a growth industry with an insatiable hunger for writing talent. From soaps, series, dramas, plays, situation comedies - TV constantly needs new writers. This inspiring book is full of professional tips and techniques that producers, agents and script editors would give you themselves - if only they had the time. The book advises new writers... more...

  • 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...

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

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 14.99

    The many ways that "happy after ever" can come about?case studies and analyses include Due Date , I Give it a Year, Midnight in Paris , Ted , and Tamara Drewe Contemporary film audiences want and need sophisticated, authentic films that show how we now live and love?so what does this mean for the screenwriter developing a romcom? And how... 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...

  • The Anatomy of Storyby John Truby

    Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 17.99

    John Truby is one of the most respected and sought-after story consultants in the film industry, and his students have gone on to pen some of Hollywood's most successful films, including Sleepless in Seattle , Scream, and Shrek . The Anatomy of Story is his long-awaited first book, and it shares all of his secrets for writing a compelling script.... more...

  • The Savvy Screenwriterby Susan Kouguell

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 19.99

    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...