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Screenwriting

  • Writing & Selling Crime Film Screenplaysby Karen Lee Street

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    Advice from an expert, ranging from learning the subgenres to approaching financial partners 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.... more...

  • Writing & Selling Thriller Screenplaysby Lucy V. Hay

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    The lowdown on not only getting a thriller feature script on the page, but also getting it in front of producers and investors From premise to resolution, this book guides writers through the craft of thriller writing, citing classic thrillers such as Psycho , The Shining , The Sixth Sense , and Fatal Attraction , and lesser-known gems like... more...

  • Raindance Writers' Labby Elliot Grove

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    If you're looking for a straightforward, practical, no-nonsense guide to scriptwriting that will hold your hand right the way through the process, read on! The Raindance Writers' Lab guides you through the tools that enable you to execute a strong treatment for a feature and be well on the way to the first draft of your script. Written by the creator... more...

  • Hitchcock's Partner in Suspenseby Charles Bennett; John Charles Bennett

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    With a career that spanned from the silent era to the 1990s, British screenwriter Charles Bennett (1899--1995) lived an extraordinary life. His experiences as an actor, director, playwright, film and television writer, and novelist in both England and Hollywood left him with many amusing anecdotes, opinions about his craft, and impressions of the... more...

  • Screenwriting in a Digital Eraby Kathryn Millard

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    Screenwriting in a Digital Era examines the practices of writing for the screen from early Hollywood to the new realism. Looking back to prehistories of the form, Kathryn Millard links screenwriting to visual and oral storytelling around the globe, and explores new methods of collaboration and authorship in the digital environment. more...

  • Mad as Hellby Dave Itzkoff

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 27.99

    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...

  • From Chariots of Fire to The King's Speechby Alan Rosenthal

    Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 33.00

    Over the past decade, movie audiences have become hungry for films based on real people and historical events. Never was this more evident than during the best-picture showdown between The King’s Speech and The Social Network during the 2011 Academy Awards, a scene then repeated, with Argo, Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty in the 2013 awards..... more...

  • Dramatic Story Structure: A Primer for Screenwritersby Edward J. Fink

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    A successful screenplay starts with an understanding of the fundamentals of dramatic story structure. In this practical introduction, Edward J. Fink condenses centuries of writing about dramatic theory into ten concise and readable chapters, providing the tools for building an engaging narrative and turning it into an agent-ready script. Fink devotes... more...

  • Which Lie Did I Tell?by William Goldman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.95

    From the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Princess Bride (he also wrote the novel), and the bestselling author of Adventures in the Screen Trade comes a garrulous new book that is as much a screenwriting how-to (and how-not-to) manual as it is a feast of insider information. If you want to know why a no-name... more...

  • The TV Showrunner's Roadmapby Neil Landau

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 24.95

    In this enlightening look behind the scenes, author Neil Landau provides you with the tools required to become an effective showrunner. Including insight from A-list showrunners such as Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad; X-Files), Alex Gansa (Homeland; Dexter; 24), Jason Katims (Parenthood; Friday Night Lights) and others, Landau and his guests provide... more...