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Screenwriting

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

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    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...

  • "It's the Pictures That Got Small"by Anthony Slide

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    Golden Age Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett was an extremely observant and perceptive chronicler of the entertainment industry during its most exciting years. He is best remembered as the writing partner of director Billy Wilder, who once referred to the pair as “the happiest couple in Hollywood,? collaborating on such classics as The Lost... more...

  • Writing and Selling Drama Screenplaysby Lucy V. Hay

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    It may be drama features that win the most awards and kudos from critics, but in the current marketplace you're unlikely to sell a drama screenplay in the way you would a genre script. Breaking down the nuts and bolts of what differentiates drama from genre, Writing and Selling Drama Screenplays will consider questions such as: What is 'emotional... 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...

  • Complete Screenwriting Course: Teach Yourselfby Charles Harris

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 23.47

    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...

  • The Art of Screenplaysby Robin Mukherjee

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    The author of the screenplay for Lore demystifies the screenwriter's art, providing informed advice in a working handbook for writers with stories to tell Addressing the key issues of creativity and craft, this guide aims to connect with our natural understanding of story and to enable fresh, original, and authentic writing. Working on the central... more...

  • Hollywood Screenwriting Directory Fall/Winter Volume 5by Writer's Store Editors

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 49.95

    The Hollywood Screenwriting Directory is a specialized resource for discovering where and how to sell your screenplay. It contains over 2,500 listings for Industry insiders such as studios, production companies, and independent financiers - plus, pointers to help you create a quality screenplay submission. The Hollywood Screenwriting Directory includes... more...

  • Screenwriting for Neuroticsby Scott Winfield Sublett

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Screenwriting for Neurotics is a quirky and accessible handbook for beginning screenwriters. Whether you are a student in a screenwriting class or just someone who wants to try their hand at writing for film or television, this handy guidebook makes the entire process simple and unintimidating. Scott Winfield Sublett, a veteran screenwriter and... more...

  • Snapshotsby Herbert Kretzmer

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17

    In his diverse career as a journalist and wordsmith, Herbert Kretzmer has interviewed and profiled some of the twentieth century?s greatest figures in theatre, literature, show business and sport. His meetings with these legends are touching, funny and devastatingly honest, providing brief but lasting snapshots of their lives. Brought together for... more...

  • Screenwritingby Andrew Horton; Julian Hoxter; Julian Hoxter; J. Madison Davis; Mark Eaton; Jon Lewis; Kevin Alexander Boon; Mark J. Charney

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

     Screenwriters often joke that ?no one ever paid a dollar at a movie theater to watch a screenplay.? Yet the screenplay is where a movie begins, determining whether a production gets the ?green light? from its financial backers and wins approval from its audience. This innovative volume gives readers a comprehensive portrait of the art and business... more...