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Screenwriting

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  • What Happens Nextby Marc Norman

    Crown Publishing Group 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...

  • Get Started in Film Making: Teach Yourselfby Tom Holden

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 8.99

    Make a Great Short Film is a jargon-free, straightforward guide for all budding film makers. Covering every aspect of making a film, from scriptwriting, casting and cameras to lighting, financing, filming and editing, this is the most comprehensive, user-friendly guide on the market. This new edition has been fully updated to take into account... 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...

  • Which Lie Did I Tell?by William Goldman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.95

    From the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Princess Bride (he also wrote the novel), and the bestselling author of Adventures in the Screen Trade comes a garrulous new book that is as much a screenwriting how-to (and how-not-to) manual as it is a feast of insider information. If you want to know why a no-name... more...

  • The Annotated Godfatherby Jenny M. Jones

    Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2009; US$ 19.75

    This fully authorized, annotated, and illustrated edition of the complete screenplay of The Godfather presents all the little-known details and behind-the-scenes intrigue surrounding the landmark film. The Godfather is considered by many to be the greatest movie ever made, from its brilliant cinematic innovations and its memorable, oft-quoted... 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...

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

    Oldcastle Books 2014;

    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... more...

  • Writing and Selling Drama Screenplaysby Lucy V. Hay

    Oldcastle Books 2014;

    It may be drama features that win the most awards and kudos from critics, but in the current marketplace you're unlikely to sell a drama screenplay in the way you would a genre script. Breaking down the nuts and bolts of what differentiates drama from genre, Writing and Selling Drama Screenplays will consider questions such as: What is 'emotional... more...

  • Rocliffe Notesby Farah Abushwesha

    Oldcastle Books 2014;

    The BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum identifies and develops new writing talent by providing development tools and a showcase for live performance events for new writers, as well as networking opportunities for new talent to meet established industry figures. Rocliffe has an established reputation and has become a leader in development events. This... more...

  • Writing and Selling Horror Screenplaysby Craig Batty; Shaun Kimber

    Oldcastle Books 2014;

    Horror 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 Dead are all in the UK and US box office top 50. On TV, Dexter has just finished its 8th... more...