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  • 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...

  • 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$ 21.47

    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...