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  • Writing History in Filmby William Guynn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    Historical film has been an important genre since the earliest silent films. The French Revolution, the American Civil War, the conquest of the New World, World War II--all have been repeatedly represented in film. But how do we distinguish between fictionalized spectacle and authentic historical representation? Writing History in Film sets out... more...

  • Complete Screenwriting Course: Teach Yourselfby Charles Harris

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 21.20

    Designed to take you from the moment you first put your pen to paper to pitching and selling your completed screenplay, this is one of the most inspiring books on screenwriting you'll ever read. Practical exercises will teach you the craft of writing for film and television, both mainstream and independent, the art of building your own plots,... more...

  • Complete Screenwriting Course: Teach Yourselfby Charles Harris

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; Not Available

    Designed to take you from the moment you first put your pen to paper to pitching and selling your completed screenplay, this is one of the most inspiring books on screenwriting you'll ever read. Practical exercises will teach you the craft of writing for film and television, both mainstream and independent, the art of building your own plots,... more...

  • Writing Screenplays That Sell, New Twentieth Anniversary Editionby Michael Hauge

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 15.60

    For more than twenty years, Writing Screenplays That Sell has been hailed as the most complete guide available on the art, craft, and business of writing for movies and television. Now fully revised and updated to reflect the latest trends and scripts, Hollywood story expert and script consultant Michael Hauge walks readers through every step of... 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...

  • 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...

  • Dalton Trumboby Larry Ceplair; Christopher Trumbo

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    James Dalton Trumbo (1905--1976) is widely recognized for his work as a screenwriter, playwright, and author, but he is also remembered as one of the Hollywood Ten who opposed the House Un-American Activities Committee. Refusing to answer questions about his prior involvement with the Communist Party, Trumbo sacrificed a successful career in Hollywood... more...

  • The Writersby Miranda J. Banks

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Screenwriters are storytellers and dream builders. They forge new worlds and beings, bringing them to life through storylines and idiosyncratic details. Yet up until now, no one has told the story of these creative and indispensable artists.  The Writers  is the only comprehensive qualitative analysis of the history of writers and writing in the film,... more...

  • How to Build a Great Screenplayby David Howard

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Secrets of Film Writingby Tom Lazarus

    St. Martin's Press 2001; US$ 7.99

    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...