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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Writing and Selling Romantic Comedy Screenplaysby Craig Batty; Helen Jacey

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 18.94

    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...

  • You Can Count on Meby Kenneth Lonergan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.00

    Acclaimed playwright Kenneth Lonergan?s You Can Count on Me is one of the most highly praised independent films of recent years, earning many of the major screenplay awards. This is the lovingly drawn story of a sister and brother?s complicated, fragile, but somehow enduring bond. Sammy and Terry Prescott were orphaned as children. Sammy, now the... more...

  • Alternative Scriptwritingby Ken Dancyger; Jeff Rush

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 35.95

    Alternative Scriptwriting 4E is an insightful and inspiring book on screenwriting concerned with challenging you to take creative risks with genre, tone, character, and structure. Concerned with exploring alternative approaches beyond the traditional three-act structure, Alternative Scriptwriting first defines conventional approach, suggests alternatives,... more...

  • Analysing the Screenplayby Jill Nelmes

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95

    Most producers and directors acknowledge the crucial role of the screenplay, yet the film script has received little academic attention until recently, even though the screenplay has been in existence since the end of the 19th century. Analysing the Screenplay highlights the screenplay as an important form in itself, as opposed to merely being... more...

  • Beowulfby Neil Gaiman; Roger Avary

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Who will come to the aid of beleaguered King Hrothgar, whose warriors have become the prey of the vengeful outcast monster Grendel? In the able hands of #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman (Anansi Boys, American Gods) and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Roger Avary (Pulp Fiction, Silent Hill) , a timeless classic adventure... more...

  • Blueprint for Screenwritingby Rachel Ballon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    Blueprint for Screenwriting demystifies the writing process by developing a "blueprint" for writers to follow for each new screenplay--from original concept to completed script. Author and international script consultant Dr. Rachel Ballon explores the writing craft and emphasizes creativity in the writing process. She blends her expertise in script... more...

  • Classic American Filmsby William Baer

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00

    Explores the origin and development of classic American films with the screenwriters who composed these great works. more...

  • Crafting Short Screenplays That Connectby Claudia H. Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95

    The only screenwriting book that includes a DVD that contains performances of the short films and screenplays that are featured in the book! The beauty and power of any story lies in its ability to connect to the reader, listener, or observer. Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect is the first screenwriting guide to introduce connection as an essential,... more...