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Which Lie Did I Tell?: More Adventures in the Screen Trade

by William Goldman

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...


Dramatic Story Structure: A Primer for Screenwriters

by Edward J. Fink

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...


The Complete Guide to Writing a Successful Screenplay: Everything You Need to Know to Write and Sell a Winning Script

by Melissa Samaroo

The Complete Guide to Writing A Successful Screenplay outlines timesaving tools to hone your writing, so you can at¬tract Hollywood agents and producers. You will discover how to create a timeline and deadline,...


The TV Showrunner's Roadmap: 21 Navigational Tips for Screenwriters to Create and Sustain a Hit TV Series

by Neil Landau

If you've ever dreamed of being in charge of your own network, cable, or web series, then this is the book for you. The TV Showrunner's Roadmap provides you with the tools for creating, writing, and managing...


Screenwriting Behind Enemy Lines: Lessons from Inside the Studio Gates

by John Schimmel

A very pragmatic look at what "they" are looking for combined with techniques for delivering that. Includes "Tales from the Trenches," lessons from various sets and development situations to illustrate the points...


Scriptwriting for the Screen

by Charlie Moritz

'If I was setting out as a screenwriter, this is the book I would read first and keep by me'- Melanie Harris, Producer, Crosslab Productions

'An excellent resource for students and teachers alike'- In the Picture...


Rewrite 2nd Edition: A Step-by-Step Guide to Strengthen Structure, Characters, and Drama in your Screenplay

by Paul Chitlik

Legendary screenwriting instructor and award-winning writer Paul Chitlik presents an easy-to-read, step-by-step process to take your script from first draft to submission.


Writing the Science Fiction Film

by Robert Grant

Writing the Science Fiction Film describes the kinds of stories that work best as science fiction, explores the parameters of the science fiction genre, and shows what science fiction can offer to writers that...


The Hidden Tools of Comedy: The Serious Business of Being Funny

by Steven Kaplan

While other books give you tips on how to "write funny," this book offers a paradigm shift in understanding the mechanics and art of comedy, and the proven, practical tools that help writers translate that understanding...


Shakespeare for Screenwriters: Timeless Writing Tips from the Master of Drama

by J. M. Evenson

Shakespeare for Screenwriters is the first book to use Shakespeare's works to examine the fundamentals of screenwriting. The book offers insight into what makes Shakespeare's creations so powerful by analyzing...


The Devil's Guide to Hollywood

by Joe Eszterhas

Mike Ovitz told him his Wilshire Blvd. "foot soldiers" would hunt him down. He's antagonized almost everyone at the top in Tinseltown. And now, Joe Eszterhas tells everything he knows -- in brief, quotable bursts...


On Screenwriting and Love and Politics: The Screenplay "Blue Mist"

by Aviva Butt

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The book On Screenwriting and Love and Politics: The Screenplay "Blue Mist," is written in an engaging literary style. It attempts to illuminate the emotions, theories, and process that go into crafting...


The Art of Plotting: Add Emotion, Suspense, and Depth to your Screenplay

by Linda J. Cowgill

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...


Writing History in Film

by William Guynn

Historical film has been an important genre since the earliest silent films. The French Revolution, the American Civil War, the conquest of the New World, World War II--all have been repeatedly represented in...


How Not to Make a Short Film: Secrets from a Sundance Programmer

by Roberta Marie Munroe

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...


Screenwriters on Screen-Writing: The Best in the Business Discuss Their Craft

by Joel Engel

Before any lights, camera, or action, there's the script--arguably the most important single element in filmmaking, and Screenwriters on Screen-Writing introduces the men and women responsible for the screenplays...


Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwriters: Storytelling Secrets from the Greatest Mind in Western Civilization

by Michael Tierno

An insightful how-to guide for writing screenplays that uses Aristotle's great work as a guide.

Long considered the bible for storytellers, Aristotle's Poetics is a fixture of college courses on everything from...


Cut to the Chase: Writing Feature Films with the Pros at UCLA Extension Writers' Program

by Linda Venis

Millions of people dream of writing a screenplay but don't know how to begin, or are already working on a script but are stuck and need some targeted advice. Or maybe they have a great script, but no clue about...


Inside Out: A Memoir of the Blacklist

by Walter Bernstein

In an immensely alive and pointed memoir by a writer who was himself blacklisted during what Lillian Hellman so aptly called "scoundrel time, " Bernstein recounts his passage from idealist to scapegoat. Chronicling...


Hollywood Jock: 365 Days, Four Screenplays, Three TV Pitches, Two Kids, and One Wife Who's Ready to Pull the Plug

by Rob Ryder

Rob Ryder made that pledge to his wife, and he was determined to stick to it. As technical consultant on blockbuster sports films, he had seen up close how the film business works and what kind of chaos can,...