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Screenwriting

  • Reading and Writing a Screenplay

    Fiction, Documentary and New Media, 1st Edition

    By Isabelle Raynauld

    Reading and Writing a Screenplay takes you on a journey through the many possible ways of writing, reading and imagining fiction and documentary projects for cinema, television and new media. It explores the critical role of a script as a document to be written and read with both future readers and…

    Paperback – 2019-05-02 
    Routledge

  • Scriptwriting for Web Series

    Writing for the Digital Age, 2nd Edition

    By Marie Drennan, Yuri Baranovsky, Vlad Baranovsky

    Scriptwriting for Web Series: Writing for the Digital Age offers aspiring writers a comprehensive how-to guide to scriptwriting for web series in the digital age. Containing in-depth advice on writing both short- and long-form webisodes as part of a series, as well as standalone pieces, it goes…

    Paperback – 2018-05-15
    Routledge

  • TV Writing On Demand

    Creating Great Content in the Digital Era, 1st Edition

    By Neil Landau

    TV Writing On Demand: Creating Great Content in the Digital Era takes a deep dive into writing for today’s audiences, against the backdrop of a rapidly evolving TV ecosystem. Amazon, Hulu and Netflix were just the beginning. The proliferation of everything digital has led to an ever-expanding array…

    Paperback – 2018-01-30
    Routledge

  • Classical Storytelling and Contemporary Screenwriting

    Aristotle and the Modern Scriptwriter, 1st Edition

    By Brian Price

    Since we first arrived on the planet, we’ve been telling each other stories, whether of that morning’s great saber-tooth tiger hunt or the latest installment of the Star Wars saga. And throughout our history, despite differences of geography or culture, we’ve been telling those stories in…

    Paperback – 2018-01-08
    Routledge

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Writing for the Green Light

    How to Make Your Script the One Hollywood Notices, 1st Edition

    By Scott Kirkpatrick

    Tailor your screenplay to sell. Find out what Hollywood script readers, producers, and studio executives want in a screenplay (and why) from someone who’s been there. Discover what it takes to begin a lasting career as a screenwriter. Peppered with interviews from established professionals,…

    Paperback – 2015-03-16
    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

  • Write to TV

    Out of Your Head and onto the Screen, 2nd Edition

    By Martie Cook

    Learn to craft smart, original stories and scripts for a variety of television formats and genres, including comedy, drama, pilots, animation, made-for-TV movies, late night, and reality television. Hear directly from studio and network executives, agents, and managers on what they’re looking for…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28
    Routledge

  • Beyond Continuity

    Script Supervision for the Modern Filmmaker, 1st Edition

    By Mary Cybulski

    A guide to the craft of script supervising, Beyond Continuity features practical instruction through real-world examples demonstrating and explaining the skills needed by a professional script supervisor. Mary Cybulski, one of Hollywood’s premier script supervisors, imparts her sage wisdom as she…

    Paperback – 2014-03-17
    Routledge

  • Alternative Scriptwriting

    Beyond the Hollywood Formula, 5th Edition

    By Ken Dancyger, Jeff Rush

    Learn the rules of scriptwriting, and then how to successfully break them! Unlike other screenwriting books, this unique guide pushes you to challenge yourself and break free of tired, formulaic writing--bending or breaking the rules of storytelling as we know them. Like the best-selling previous…

    Paperback – 2013-02-08
    Routledge

  • The Screenwriter’s Roadmap

    21 Ways to Jumpstart Your Story, 1st Edition

    By Neil Landau

    The screenwriter's GPS for writing a great screenplay! Avoid the wrong turns, dead ends, gaping p(l)otholes, and other obstacles commonly encountered when writing a screenplay. The Screenwriter's Roadmap: 21 Ways to Jumpstart Your Story keeps you on route and helps you reach your final destination…

    Paperback – 2012-10-04
    Routledge