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  • Rewriting Secrets for Screenwritersby Tom Lazarus; Scott Frank

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 8.99

    Every screenwriter needs to rewrite?more than once, probably many times?to make the story work and then to make a sale. And then again later on, to please producers, studios or stars. Tom Lazarus--author of "Stigmata", among other scripts--is a working screenwriter and professor at UCLA extension. In this book, he's distilled his own experience... more...

  • Writing Movies for Fun and Profitby Thomas Lennon; Robert Ben Garant

    Touchstone 2011; US$ 17.00

    This is the only screenwriting guide by two guys who have actually done it (instead of some schmuck who just gives lectures about screenwriting at the airport Marriott); ?These guys are proof that with no training and little education, ANYONE can make it as a screenwriter? (Paul Rudd). Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon?s movies have made over... more...

  • Movies That Move Usby Dr Craig Batty

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    From a screenwriting perspective, Batty explores the idea that the protagonist's journey is comprised of two individual yet interwoven threads: the physical journey and the emotional journey. His analysis includes detailed case studies of the films Muriel's Wedding , Little Voice , Cars , Forgetting Sarah Marshall , Sunshine Cleaning and Up.... more...

  • Make Your Story a Movieby John Robert Marlow

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 22.99

    $50 Billion of Advice in One Book* Have you ever wondered why some books and stories are adapted into movies, and others aren't? Or wished you could sit down and pick the brains of the people whose stories have been adapted--or the screenwriters, producers, and directors who adapted them? Author John Robert Marlow has done it for you. He spoke... more...

  • Storyboarding Essentialsby David Harland Rousseau; Benjamin Reid Phillips

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2013; US$ 24.99

    A comprehensive guide to visual storytelling from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), one of the world's leaders in sequential arts instruction. Storyboarding is the process of graphically organizing a project--a motion picture, animation, motion graphic, or interactive media sequence--in order to translate artists' ideas from story to ... more...

  • Hollywood Screenwriting Directory Spring 2013by Jesse Douma

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 49.95

    Screenwriting market intel you won't find anywhere else! Mailing out submissions based on some contact information you found on the Internet isn't going to get your script sold. What's truly valuable to an aspiring screenwriter is the kind of specific details you can only get through years of Industry experience. That's why The Writers Store compiled... more...

  • Mad as Hellby Dave Itzkoff

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 17.99

    The behind-the-scenes story of the making of the iconic movie Network , which transformed the way we think about television and the way television thinks about us "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" Those words, spoken by an unhinged anchorman named Howard Beale, "the mad prophet of the airwaves," took America by storm... more...

  • Writing & Selling - Crime Film Screenplaysby Karen Lee Street

    Oldcastle Books 2013; US$ 18.94

    Aimed at screenwriters, producers, development executives and educators interested in the crime genre, this book provides an invaluable basis for crafting a film story that considers both audience and market expectations without compromising originality. A brief historical overview of the crime genre is presented for context along with an analysis... more...

  • Screenwriting Poetics and the Screen Ideaby Ian W. Macdonald

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    A new, original investigation into how screenwriting works; the practices, creative 'poetics' and texts that serve the screen idea. Using a range of film, media and creative theories, it includes new case studies on the successful ITV soap Emmerdale , Hitchcock's first major screenwriter and David Lean's unfinished film, Nostromo . more...

  • A History of the Screenplayby Steven Price

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 32.00

    The screenplay is currently the focus of extensive critical re-evaluation, however, as yet there has been no comprehensive study of its historical development. International in scope and placing emphasis on the development and variety of screenplay texts themselves, this book will be an important and innovative addition to the current literature. more...