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Screenwriting

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  • Into The Woodsby John Yorke

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.09

    Into The Woods is a revelation of the fundamental structure and meaning of all stories, from the man responsible for more hours of drama on British television than anyone else, John Yorke. We all love stories. Many of us love to tell them, and even dream of making a living from it too. But what is a story? Hundreds of books about screenwriting... more...

  • The Art of Dramatic Writingby Lajos Egri

    Touchstone 1972; US$ 12.99

    Amid the hundreds of "how-to" books that have appeared in recent years, there have been very few which attempted to analyze the mysteries of play-construction. This book does that -- and its principles are so valid that they apply equally well to the short story, novel and screenplay. Lajos Egri examines a play from the inside out, starting with the... more...

  • Breakfast with Sharksby Michael Lent

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 15.99

    What They Didn’t Teach You in Your Screenwriting Course Screenwriters, listen up! Breakfast with Sharks is not a book about the craft of screenwriting. This is a book about the business of managing your screenwriting career, from advice on choosing an agent to tips on juggling three deal-making breakfasts a day. Prescriptive and useful, Breakfast... more...

  • The Short Screenplayby Dan Gurskis

    Course Technology PTR 2006; US$ 24.99

    With the growth of film festivals, cable networks, specialty home video, and the Internet, there are more outlets and opportunities for screening short films now than at any time in the last 100 years. But before you can screen your short film, you need to shoot it. And before you can shoot it, you need to write it. The Short Screenplay provides both... more...

  • The Savvy Screenwriterby Susan Kouguell

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 6.79

    The Savvy Screenwriter demystifies the film industry and reveals what aspiring screenwriters really want and need to know. From finding and working with agents, to insights about story analysts and movie executives, to understanding option agreements, to providing samples for queries, synopses, treatments, loglines, and outlines, to pitching, Susan... more...

  • The Anatomy of Storyby John Truby

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 11.90

    John Truby is one of the most respected and sought-after story consultants in the film industry, and his students have gone on to pen some of Hollywood's most successful films, including Sleepless in Seattle , Scream, and Shrek . The Anatomy of Story is his long-awaited first book, and it shares all of his secrets for writing a compelling script.... more...

  • How to Write It, How to Sell Itby Linda Palmer

    St. Martin's Press 1998; US$ 6.79

    As a producer and successful screenwriter, Linda Palmer knows all of Hollywood's trade secrets--and in How to Write It, How to Sell I t, she shares them all. Linda Palmer knows that even in closed-door Hollywood, if your screenplay snags the interest of a producer, it doesn't matter who you are--you're in. The trick is getting your screenplay into... more...

  • Green Shadows, White Whaleby Ray Bradbury

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.26

    In 1953, the brilliant but terrifying titan of cinema John Huston summons the young writer Ray Bradbury to Ireland. The apprehensive scribe's quest is to capture on paper the fiercest of all literary beasts -- Moby Dick -- in the form of a workable screenplay so the great director can begin filming. But from the moment he sets foot on Irish soil,... more...

  • Body Doubleby Lucy Fischer

    Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 28.95

    Body Double explores the myriad ways that artists and the creative process have been represented on screen. Through the exploration of many distinct forms of cinema, Lucy Fischer examines such topics as the gender, age, and mental or physical health of fictionalized artists; the dramatized interaction between artists, audiences, and critics;... more...

  • How Not to Make a Short Filmby Roberta Marie Munroe

    Hachette Books 2009; US$ 20.00

    Anyone can make a short film, right? Just grab some friends and your handheld and you can do it in a weekend or two before being accepted to a slew of film festivals, right? Wrong. Roberta Munroe screened short film submissions at Sundance for five years, and is an award-winning short filmmaker in her own right. So she knows a thing or two about... more...