Scriptwriting Products

  • The Collaborative Art of Filmmaking

    From Script to Screen, 3rd Edition

    By Linda Seger

    Paperback – 2018-01-01 
    Focal Press

  • TV Writing on Demand

    Creating Great Content in the Digital Era

    By Neil Landau

    In TV Writing on Demand, author Neil Landau takes a deep-dive into the new TV landscape that is both timely and essential. Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu have ushered in a new era of television and are having a major impact on all broadcast and cable TV networks, and with the proliferation of everything…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21 
    Focal Press

  • The Screenwriters Taxonomy

    A Roadmap to Collaborative Storytelling

    By Eric R. Williams

    In The Screenwriters Taxonomy, award-winning screenwriter and educator Eric R. Williams offers a new collaborative approach for creative storytellers to recognize, discuss and reinvent storytelling paradigms. Williams presents seven different aspects of storytelling that can be applied to any…

    Hardback – 2017-09-14
    Focal Press
    Routledge Studies in Media Theory and Practice

  • Writing Hollywood

    The Work and Professional Culture of Television Writers

    By Patricia F. Phalen

    Writing Hollywood highlights the writing process in the production of television drama and comedy series in the U.S. The way writers do their jobs is heavily dependent not only on the demands of commercial business, but also on the uncertainties inherent in a writing career in Hollywood. Drawing on…

    Paperback – 2017-09-05
    Routledge

  • Screen Adaptation: Beyond the Basics

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

    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
    Focal Press

  • The Heart of the Film

    Writing Love Stories in Screenplays

    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
    Focal Press

  • Write to Shoot

    Writing Short Films for Production

    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
    Focal Press

  • Breaking In

    Tales from the Screenwriting Trenches

    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
    Focal Press

  • Screenwriting Fundamentals

    The Art and Craft of Visual Writing

    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
    Focal Press

  • The Screenwriter's Path

    From Idea to Script to Sale

    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
    Focal Press

  • A Philosophy of the Screenplay

    By Ted Nannicelli

    Recently, scholars in a variety of disciplines—including philosophy, film and media studies, and literary studies—have become interested in the aesthetics, definition, and ontology of the screenplay. To this end, this volume addresses the fundamental philosophical questions about the nature of the…

    Paperback – 2016-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • 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
    Focal Press

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