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Screenwriting

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  • 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...

  • What Happens Nextby Marc Norman

    Crown/Archetype 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...

  • 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 and instructor... more...

  • How to Build a Great Screenplayby David Howard

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 18.99

    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$ 17.99

    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...

  • Secrets of Film Writingby Tom Lazarus

    St. Martin's Press 2001; US$ 19.99

    Most books about screenplays instruct on three-act structure, character arcs, and how to format a script. But you already know all that. Secrets of Film Writing reveals a working writer's secrets-the tips, short cuts, tricks, and insider advice that will get your story down on paper, maximize your idea, and seduce your readers. Do you know why... more...

  • How To Write For Televisionby Madeline Dimaggio

    Touchstone 1990; Not Available

    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...

  • Either You're in or You're in the Wayby Logan Miller; Noah Miller

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    The hilarious, implausible, and touching story of twin brothers accomplishing the impossible?making a feature film (with a cast and crew with 11 Academy Awards and 26 nominations) with no experience, no money and no contacts. When identical twin brothers Logan and Noah Miller's homeless father died alone in a jail cell, they vowed, come hell or high... more...