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Short Guide to Writing about Film
Short Guide to Writing about Film
by Timothy Corrigan
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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions... (read more)

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Invisible Ink: A Practical Guide to Building Stories That Resonate
Invisible Ink: A Practical Guide to Building Stories That Resonate
by Brian Mcdonald
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Acclaimed by successful screenwriters and authors, Invisible Ink is a helpful, accessible guide to the essential elements of the best storytelling. Brian McDonald, an award winning screenwriter who has taught his craft at several major studios, supplies... (read more)

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Writing the Romantic Comedy: From "Cute Meet" to "Joyous Defeat" - How to Write Screenplays That Sell
Writing the Romantic Comedy: From "Cute Meet" to "Joyous Defeat" - How to Write Screenplays That Sell
by Billy Mernit
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Billy Mernit teaches "Writing the Romantic Comedy" and four other courses at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program. During his many years in the entertainment industry, he has worked as a script consultant and served as a story analyst for Universal... (read more)

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Writing Movies: The Practical Guide to Creating Stellar Screenplays
Writing Movies: The Practical Guide to Creating Stellar Screenplays
by Alexander Steele
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To break into the screenwriting game, you need a screenplay that is not just good, but great. Superlative. Stellar. Writing Movies provides everything you need to know to reach this level. In a single book. And, like the very best teachers, Writing... (read more)

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Rewrite: A Step-By-Step Guide to Strengthen Structure, Characters, and Drama in Your Screenplay
Rewrite: A Step-By-Step Guide to Strengthen Structure, Characters, and Drama in Your Screenplay
by Paul Chitlik
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Professional screenwriters know that the rewriting process is what separates the money-makers from the neophytes.... (read more)

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Screenwriters Bible a Complete Guide 3RD Edition
Screenwriters Bible a Complete Guide 3RD Edition
by David Trottier
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Presents the fundamentals of screenwriting, an overview of the entire writing process, script formatting, speculative writing style, sales and marketing strategies, and a resource guide of addresses and contacts. The new edition is expanded by nearly... (read more)

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Soul of Screenwriting: 16 Story Steps
Soul of Screenwriting: 16 Story Steps
by Keith Cunningham
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<p class=MsoNormal><span style="COLOR: black">Uniquely inspired by the work of mythologist Joseph Campbell and psychologist Jean Houston, <em>The Soul of Screenwriting </em&gt... (read more)

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How Not to Write a Screenplay
How Not to Write a Screenplay
by Denny Martin Flinn
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Tales from the Script: 50 Hollywood Screenwriters Share Their Stories
Tales from the Script: 50 Hollywood Screenwriters Share Their Stories
by Peter Hanson and Paul Robert Herman
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Few modern art forms are as misunderstood as the craft of creating movie scripts, because the collaborative nature of filmmaking and the dominance of celebrity actors and directors obscures the contributions of screenwriters. So if you′re a writer... (read more)

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Screenwriting for Film and Television
Screenwriting for Film and Television
by William Char Miller
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A guide divided into 14 chapters, beginning with the "inverted triangle" model of story formation, followed by topics ranging from basic story structure to the complexities of rewrites and marketing. A revised edition of Screenwriting for Narrative... (read more)

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How to Write a Screenplay
How to Write a Screenplay
by Mark Schwatz
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There are hundreds of books on the market, all trying to teach you how to write a screenplay. Several of them are excellent and useful books. But never - until now - has there been a screenwriting manual written in the form of a screenplay. Our hero,... (read more)

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Break Into Screenwriting: A Teach Yourself Guide (Teach Yourself)
Break Into Screenwriting: A Teach Yourself Guide (Teach Yourself)
by Ray Frensham
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For budding screenwriters, this is their go-to, comprehensive, jargon-free guide Break Into Screenwriting's aim is not just to guide you through the techniques and skills they need to write for the screen (film and television), but also to give them... (read more)

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Power Screenwriting : the Twelve Stages of Story Development (02 Edition)
Power Screenwriting : the Twelve Stages of Story Development (02 Edition)
by Michael Chase Walker
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Producer, writer, and teacher Walker analyzes what makes a screenplay work, breaking down scenes from famous movies and showing how archetypes and mythology can be adapted into movie heroes and villains. In outlining the 12 stages that story... (read more)

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Writing Treatments That Sell: How to Create and Market Your Story Ideas to the Motion Picture and TV Industry, Second Edition
Writing Treatments That Sell: How to Create and Market Your Story Ideas to the Motion Picture and TV Industry, Second Edition
by Kenneth Joh Atchity
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A fully revised guide to turning your movie idea into a treatment that can persuade even the most jaded movie producers As Hollywood insiders know, the first step in selling your story idea for film or television is preparing a treatment, the brief pitch... (read more)

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The Screenwriter's Bible 4th Edition
The Screenwriter's Bible 4th Edition
by David Trottier
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Trottier, a script consultant, writer, producer and instructor, describes this resource as six self-contained books in one. They cover screenwriting essentials, an overview of the writing process, formatting standards, speculative scripts, marketing... (read more)

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Starting Your Television Writing Career: The Warner Bros. Television Writiers Workshop Guide (Television Series)
Starting Your Television Writing Career: The Warner Bros. Television Writiers Workshop Guide (Television Series)
by Abby Finer
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Finer, executive producer of a comedy cable series, and Pearlman, director of the Warner Bros. Television Writers Workshop, reveal insider tips to help television writers jump-start their careers in the industry. They provide instruction on... (read more)

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I Could've Written a Better Movie Than That!: How to Make Six Figures as a Script Consultant Even If Your're Not a Screenwriter
I Could've Written a Better Movie Than That!: How to Make Six Figures as a Script Consultant Even If Your're Not a Screenwriter
by Derek Rydall
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Although previously considered a last resort, the consultation of script "doctors" has become standard practice in the motion picture industry since the 1980s. In this accessibly written guide, Hollywood veteran Derek Rydall explains the basics of... (read more)

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Screenwriters on Screen-Writing
Screenwriters on Screen-Writing
by Joel Engel
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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 that have produced some of the most... (read more)

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Getting It Write: An Insider's Guide to a Screenwriting Career
Getting It Write: An Insider's Guide to a Screenwriting Career
by Lee Zahavi Jessup
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There are plenty of books about the craft of screenwriting, and a handful about pitching your screenplay. However, little can be found on how to go from writing to pitching in the professional space. There is no formula, no three-step plan. Getting It... (read more)

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Writing in Pictures: Screenwriting Made (Mostly) Painless. Joseph McBride
Writing in Pictures: Screenwriting Made (Mostly) Painless. Joseph McBride
by Joseph Mcbride
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Writing in Pictures is a refreshingly practical and entertaining guide to screenwriting that provides what is lacking in most such books: a clear, step-by-step demonstration of how to write a screenplay. Seasoned screenwriter and writing teacher Joseph... (read more)

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