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  • Great Adaptations: Screenwriting and Global Storytelling

    1st Edition

    By Alexis Krasilovsky

    Award-Winning Finalist in the "Performing Arts: Film, Theater, Dance, Music" category of the 2018 International Book Awards. A vast majority of Academy Award-winning Best Pictures, television movies of the week, and mini-series are adaptations, watched by millions of people globally. Great…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge

  • Screen Adaptation: Beyond the Basics

    Techniques for Adapting Books, Comics and Real-Life Stories into Screenplays, 1st Edition

    By Eric R. Williams

    Once you understand the basics of screenwriting, ideas for your next screenplay are everywhere. Whether it comes from a favorite children’s book, a summer novel you discover accidentally, a news story that catches your imagination, or a chapter from your own life — advanced screenwriting strategies…

    Paperback – 2017-07-26
    Routledge

  • Screenwriting for Profit

    Writing for the Global Marketplace, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Stevens

    This book teaches readers how global trends define the marketplace for saleable screenplays in key international territories as well as the domestic market. Veteran writer, producer, and director Andrew Stevens gives you the insider edge you need to write for the global marketplace, sharing his…

    Paperback – 2017-06-09
    Routledge

  • The Heart of the Film

    Writing Love Stories in Screenplays, 1st Edition

    By Cynthia Whitcomb

    Most movies include a love story, whether it is the central story or a subplot, and knowing how to write a believable relationship is essential to any writer's skill set. Discover the rules and laws of nature at play in a compelling love story and learn and master them. Broken into four…

    Paperback – 2017-04-12
    Routledge

  • Write to Shoot

    Writing Short Films for Production, 1st Edition

    By Marilyn Beker

    Write to Shoot teaches budding screenwriters and screenwriting filmmakers how to write a short script with production in mind. Beker instructs them how to showcase their strengths, tailor projects to shoestring budgets, resources, and practical production parameters without sacrificing the quality…

    Paperback – 2017-03-16
    Routledge

  • Breaking In

    Tales from the Screenwriting Trenches, 1st Edition

    By Lee Jessup

    Breaking In: Tales from the Screenwriting Trenches is a no-nonsense, boots-on-the-ground exploration of how writers REALLY go from emerging to professional in today’s highly saturated and competitive screenwriting space. With a focus on writers who have gotten representation and broken into the TV…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge

  • Writing for the Screen

    1st Edition

    Edited by Anna Weinstein

    Writing for the Screen is a collection of essays and interviews exploring the business of screenwriting. This highly accessible guide to working in film and television includes perspectives from industry insiders on topics such as breaking in; pitching; developing and nurturing business…

    Paperback – 2017-02-24
    Routledge
    PERFORM

  • Screenwriting Fundamentals

    The Art and Craft of Visual Writing, 1st Edition

    By Irv Bauer

    Edited by Vimi Bauer

    Screenwriting Fundamentals: The Art and Craft of Visual Writing takes a step-by-step approach to screenwriting, starting with a blank page and working through each element of the craft. Written in an approachable anecdote-infused style that’s full of humor, Bauer shows the writer how to put the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • The Screenwriter's Path

    From Idea to Script to Sale, 1st Edition

    By Diane Lake

    The Screenwriter’s Path takes a comprehensive approach to learning how to write a screenplay—allowing the writer to use it as both a reference and a guide in constructing a script. A tenured professor of screenwriting at Emerson College in Boston, author Diane Lake has 20 years' experience writing…

    Paperback – 2016-10-13
    Routledge

  • Bring the Funny

    The Essential Companion for the Comedy Screenwriter, 1st Edition

    By Greg DePaul

    A sharp, funny book about comedy screenwriting from a successful screenwriter that uses recent – as in this century – movies you've actually seen as examples. Greg DePaul (Screenwriter, Bride Wars, Saving Silverman) has sold scripts to Miramax, Fox, Disney, New Line, Sony, MGM and Village…

    Paperback – 2016-07-26
    Routledge

  • Developing Story Ideas

    The Power and Purpose of Storytelling, 3rd Edition

    By Michael Rabiger

    The vast majority of screenplay and writing books that focus on story development have little to say about the initial concept that inspired the piece. Developing Story Ideas: The Power and Purpose of Storytelling, Third Edition provides writers with ideational tools and resources to generate a…

    Paperback – 2016-07-21
    Routledge

  • Script Partners: How to Succeed at Co-Writing for Film & TV

    2nd Edition

    By Matt Stevens, Claudia Johnson

    Some of the greatest movies and television series have been written by script partners. Script Partners, Second Edition brings together the experience, knowledge, and winning techniques of Hollywood’s most productive partnerships—including Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild…

    Paperback – 2016-04-05
    Routledge

  • Anatomy of a Premise Line

    How to Master Premise and Story Development for Writing Success, 1st Edition

    By Jeff Lyons

    If a story is going to fail, it will do so first at the premise level. Anatomy of a Premise Line: How to Master Premise and Story Development for Writing Success is the only book of its kind to identify a seven-step development process that can be repeated and applied to any story idea. This…

    Paperback – 2015-06-18
    Routledge

  • Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect

    4th Edition

    By Claudia H Johnson

    Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect, Fourth Edition stands alone among screenwriting books by emphasizing that human connection, though often overlooked, is as essential to writing effective screenplays as conflict. This groundbreaking book will show you how to advance and deepen your…

    Paperback – 2014-08-22
    Routledge

  • The TV Showrunner's Roadmap

    21 Navigational Tips for Screenwriters to Create and Sustain a Hit TV Series, 1st Edition

    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 your own hit show. Combining his 20+ years as a working screenwriter and UCLA professor,…

    Paperback – 2013-12-04
    Routledge