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Conversations with Screenwritersby Susan Bullingt Katz
Synopses & Reviews
Susan Bullington Katz, in conversation with some of the top screenwriters working today, gives us an insider's look into the art, craft, and business of screenwriting - from the original screenplay to the adaptation of a literary work to documentary writing.
Conversations with Screenwriters features interviews with twenty-two award-winning screenwriters in all, from Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, writer of A Room with a View, to James L. Brooks and Mark Andrus, writers of As Good as It Gets, to Roberto Benigni, writer of Life Is Beautiful, to Anthony Minghella, writer of The English Patient and The Talented Mr. Ripley, and Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman, writers of Shakespeare in Love. These interviews address the challenges and difficulties that affect all writers, even those most successful at their craft.
Whether you are a professional or aspiring screenwriter, a director, or simply a film buff, Conversations with Screenwriters will inspire, teach, and engage you in the art of successful screenwriting.
Book News Annotation:
Katz is a screenwriter herself and an interviewer whose work has appeared regularly in Written By. Here she presents 19 interviews with screenwriters, among them: Ruth Prawer Jhabala, Sherman Alexie, Tim Cahill and Stephen Judson, Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, and David Mamet. Of interest to aspiring writers and movie aficionados.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Philadelphia is one of Americaandrsquo;s most interesting and innovative cities for theater, rich in new theaters, new plays, and rising playwrights. This book paints a picture of the cityandrsquo;s burgeoning scene through interviews with some of Philadelphiaandrsquo;s most influential and successful playwrights. Featuring interviews with Bruce Graham, Michael Hollinger, Thomas Gibbons, Seth Rozin, Louis Lippa, Jules Tasca, Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon, Ed Shockley, Larry Loebell, Arden Kass, Nicholas Wardigo, Alex Dremann, Katharine Clark Gray, and Jacqueline Goldfinger, the book will be a source of inspiration for playwrights in Philadelphia and far beyond.
Susan Bullington Katz, in conversation with some of the top screenwriters working today, gives us an insider's look into the art, craft, and business of screenwriting.
About the Author
Susan Bullington Katz is a writer and screenwriter whose monthly interviews with screenwriters appeared for years in WRITTEN BY and earned her a 1999 Maggie Award nomination in the "Best Interview" category.
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