Breaking In: Tales from the Screenwriting Trenches, 1st Edition

Description 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 or feature film space after the critical 2008 WGA strike and…

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Screenwriting for Profit: Writing for the Global Marketplace, 1st Edition

Description 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 globalmarketplace, sharing his decades of experience producing and financing everything from micro-budget independent…

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Great Adaptations: Screenwriting and Global Storytelling, 1st Edition

Description 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 Adaptations: Screenwriting and Global Storytelling examines the technical methods of adapting novels, short…

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Directing for the Screen, 1st Edition

Description Directing for the Screen is a collection of essays and interviews exploring the business of directing. This highly accessible guide to working in film and television includes perspectives from industry insiders on topics such as breaking in; developing and nurturing business relationships; the director’s responsibilities on set and in the field; and more. Directing…

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Writing for the Screen, 1st Edition

Description 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 relationships; juggling multiple projects; and more. Writing for the Screen is an…

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Write to Shoot: Writing Short Films for Production, 1st Edition

Description 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 and punch of their screenplays, whether they’re creating a sizzle short for an…

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The Heart of the Film: Writing Love Stories in Screenplays, 1st Edition

Description 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 sections, The…

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Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film: A Panic-Free Guide, 2nd Edition

Description Budgeting and scheduling are easy in principle but hard in practice. The successful producer has a solid plan for juggling dozens of activities and costs while retaining the flexibility to cope with those inevitable last-minute changes and stay on course. Preplanning the budget and schedule of any media project is absolutely essential, and the…

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