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  • How to Write a Selling Screenplayby Christopher Keane

    Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    Christopher Keane has spent 20 years in the business, learning the truths--and the tricks--of writing a selling screenplay. In How to Write a Selling Screenplay, he takes writers through the entire process, from developing a story to finding the best agent. Using an annotated version of an often-optioned screenplay of his own, and citing examples... more...

  • Planning the Low-Budget Filmby Robert Latham Brown

    Chalk Hill Books 2007; US$ 23.95

    Novice and aspiring filmmakers seeking to learn how to develop a feature film will find a step-by-step blueprint in this guide. Drawing upon the more than 30-years experience of an industry professional, the book examines how to identify and break down shooting sequences in scripts, scout locations, create a production board and shooting schedule,... more...

  • Tales from the Scriptby Peter Hanson; Paul Robert Herman

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    ? 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...

  • 101 Things I Learned ® in Film Schoolby Matthew Frederick; Neil Landau

    Grand Central Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99

    How to set a scene? What's the best camera angle? How does the new technology interact with scenes? And how does one even get the financing to make a movie? These basic questions and much more are all covered in this exquisite packaged book on the film industry and making movies as a profession. Written by Neil Landau, an experienced screenwriter... more...

  • Make Your Music Video and Put It Onlineby Robert Safir

    Course Technology PTR 2010; US$ 29.99

    With the popularity of YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, MySpaceTV, and other video services, musicians are using the video format more than ever. In fact, making a video and getting it seen is a vitally important part of marketing your music or band. This book will help you learn how to produce a high-quality, high-production value, low-budget music video... more...

  • The Art of Plottingby Linda J. Cowgill

    Ten Speed Press 2010; US$ 18.95

    The complete, clear guide to creating compelling plots for film -Integrate plot, characterization, and exposition to make stories real - Examples from new and classic movies examine great plots in action Plot must be as much about the emotions of the characters as it is about the events of the story. That?s the message of The Art of Plotting ,... more...

  • Real Screenwritingby Ron Suppa

    Course Technology PTR 2005; US$ 29.99

    Screenplays: The cornerstone of any film. There are thousands of them out there and thousands of people trying to write them and sell them. Story, characters, structure, format, theme, etc., are the nuts and bolts that make up a screenplay, and all are important to the success of a finished product. But other factors are involved in the screenwriter’s... more...

  • Creative Filmmaking from the Inside Outby Jed Dannenbaum; Carroll Hodge; Doe Mayer

    Touchstone 2010; US$ 17.95

    Five keys to creating authentic, distinctive work, whether you are a student, professional or simply love making films on your own For Creative Filmmaking from the Inside Out, three professors at the renowned University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television interviewed fifteen outstanding filmmakers, then distilled their insights... more...

  • Shooting in the Wildby Chris Palmer; Jane Goodall

    Sierra Club Books 2010; US$ 24.95

    Wildlife and nature films are a hugely popular entertainment genre: networks such as Animal Planet and Discovery are stars in the cable television universe, viewers flock to IMAX theaters to see jaw-dropping footage from the wild, and the venerable BBC still scores triumphs with series such as Planet Earth . As cinematic technology brings ever more... more...

  • Making Moviesby Sidney Lumet

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    From one of America's most acclaimed directors comes a book that is both a professional memoir and a definitive guide to the art, craft, and business of the motion picture. Drawing on 40 years of experience on movies ranging from Long Day's Journey Into Night to The Verdict , Lumet explains the painstaking labor that results in two hours of screen... more...