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  • 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...

  • Writing Irresistible Kidlitby Mary Kole

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 19.99

    Captivate the hearts and minds of young adult readers! Writing for young adult (YA) and middle grade (MG) audiences isn't just "kid's stuff" anymore--it's kidlit! The YA and MG book markets are healthier and more robust than ever, and that means the competition is fiercer, too. In Writing Irresistible Kidlit , literary agent Mary Kole shares her... more...

  • Cut to the Chaseby Linda Venis

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00

    " Cut to the Chase is now the ONLY book I use for my advanced feature screenwriting class at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. It?s a book for aspiring screenwriters, written by professional screenwriters. The layout of the material follows an organic work-flow that mirrors the writer's process.  It?s the type of... more...

  • The Counselor (Movie Tie-in Edition)by Cormac McCarthy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.95

    On the eve of becoming a married man, the Counselor makes a risky entrée into the drug trade?and gambles that the consequences won?t catch up to him.   Along the gritty terrain of the Texas?Mexico border, a respected and recently engaged lawyer throws his stakes into a cocaine trade worth millions. His hope is that it will be a one-time deal and that,... more...

  • Inside Outby Walter Bernstein

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 24.00

    In an immensely alive and pointed memoir by a writer who was himself blacklisted during what Lillian Hellman so aptly called "scoundrel time, " Bernstein recounts his passage from idealist to scapegoat. Chronicling his writing careers in Hollywood and then television, Bernstein tells of the blacklisting for communism which brought ostracism, FBI surveillance,... more...

  • Screenwriters on Screen-Writingby Joel Engel

    Hachette Books 2013; Not Available

    Before any lights, camera, or action, there's the script--arguably the most important single element in filmmaking, and Screenwriters on Screen-Writing introduces the men and women responsible for the screenplays that have produced some of the most successful and acclaimed films in Hollywood history. In each interview, not only do the writers explore... more...

  • Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwritersby Michael Tierno

    Hachette Books 2012; US$ 16.35

    An insightful how-to guide for writing screenplays that uses Aristotle's great work as a guide. Long considered the bible for storytellers, Aristotle's Poetics is a fixture of college courses on everything from fiction writing to dramatic theory. Now Michael Tierno shows how this great work can be an invaluable resource to screenwriters or anyone... more...

  • Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwritersby Michael Tierno

    Hachette Books 2012; Not Available

    An insightful how-to guide for writing screenplays that uses Aristotle's great work as a guide. Long considered the bible for storytellers, Aristotle's Poetics is a fixture of college courses on everything from fiction writing to dramatic theory. Now Michael Tierno shows how this great work can be an invaluable resource to screenwriters or anyone... more...

  • Film Genre for the Screenwriterby Jule Selbo

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Film Genre for the Screenwriter is a practical study of how classic film genre components can be used in the construction of a screenplay. Based on Jule Selbo?s popular course, this accessible guide includes an examination of the historical origins of specific film genres, how and why these genres are received and appreciated by film-going audiences,... more...

  • How to Write for Televisionby William Smethurst

    Little, Brown Book Group 2009; Not Available

    Television is a growth industry with an insatiable hunger for writing talent. From soaps, series, dramas, plays, situation comedies - TV constantly needs new writers. This inspiring book is full of professional tips and techniques that producers, agents and script editors would give you themselves - if only they had the time. The book advises new writers... more...