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Screenwriting

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  • Screen Playsby David S. Cohen

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In this fascinating survey of contemporary screen craft, David Cohen of Script and Variety magazines leads readers down the long and harrowing road every screenplay takes from idea to script to screen. In interviews with Hollywood screenwriters from across the board?Oscar winners and novices alike?Cohen explores what sets apart the blockbuster successes... more...

  • Tales from the Scriptby Peter Hanson; Paul Robert Herman

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    ? Tales from the Script gathers notable veterans of the screen wars who demonstrate the basic truth of our adventures in Movieland: Writing is the easy part.? ? John Sayles, writer/director of Lone Star and Eight Men Out ?Fascinating tales from the belly of the beast.? ? Lawrence Kasdan, Oscar-nominated writer/director of The Big Chill, Wyatt... more...

  • Hollywood Jockby Rob Ryder

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    Rob Ryder made that pledge to his wife, and he was determined to stick to it. As technical consultant on blockbuster sports films, he had seen up close how the film business works and what kind of chaos can, and usually does, ensue. And now he was ready to take it on! Hollywood Jock is the suspenseful, dramatic, outrageous, and honest true story... more...

  • Green Shadows, White Whaleby Ray Bradbury

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    In 1953, the brilliant but terrifying titan of cinema John Huston summons the young writer Ray Bradbury to Ireland. The apprehensive scribe's quest is to capture on paper the fiercest of all literary beasts -- Moby Dick -- in the form of a workable screenplay so the great director can begin filming. But from the moment he sets foot on Irish soil,... more...

  • Storyby Robert McKee

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    Robert McKee's screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. Quincy Jones, Diane Keaton, Gloria Steinem, Julia Roberts, John Cleese and David Bowie are just a few of his celebrity alumni. Writers, producers, development executives... more...

  • Write Great Fiction - Dialogueby Gloria Kempton

    F+W Media 2004; US$ 16.99

    Craft Compelling Dialogue When should your character talk, what should (or shouldn't) he say, and when should he say it? How do you know when dialogue–or the lack thereof–is dragging down your scene? How do you fix a character who speaks without the laconic wit of the Terminator? Write Great Fiction: Dialogue by successful author... more...

  • How to Build a Great Screenplayby David Howard

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    Acclaimed USC screenwriting teacher David Howard has guided hundreds of students to careers in writing for film and television. Drawing on decades of practical experience and savvy, How to Build a Great Screenplay deconstructs the craft of screenwriting and carefully reveals how to build a good story from the ground up. Howard eschews the "system"... more...

  • Break Into Screenwriting: Teach Yourselfby Ray Frencham

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 20.86

    This is a comprehensive, jargon-free guide for all budding screenwriters. Its aim is not just to guide you through the techniques and skills you need to write for the screen (film and television), but also to give you guidance on how to approach the industry as a whole. Focusing on every aspect of screenwriting, from how to set about the writing process... more...

  • Break Into Screenwriting: Teach Yourselfby Ray Frencham

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available

    This is a comprehensive, jargon-free guide for all budding screenwriters. Its aim is not just to guide you through the techniques and skills you need to write for the screen (film and television), but also to give you guidance on how to approach the industry as a whole. Focusing on every aspect of screenwriting, from how to set about the writing process... more...

  • The 101 Habits Of Highly Successful Screenwritersby Karl Iglesias

    F+W Media 2001; US$ 12.95

    As an aspiring screenwriter, you dream of one day seeing the fruits of your vision splashed across the big screen. Whether you believe great screenwriters are made or born, you'll be on the fast track to finding your Muse after tuning in to the secrets of fourteen of Tinseltown's top screenwriters, including Ron Bass (Rain Man), Eric Roth (Forrest... more...