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‘My language is music and the best way I can communicate’ says Hans Zimmer. Having scored over 150 films in his career, The Lion King, Dark Knight, and Inception being most notable, this self-taught ‘

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Set out to write a best-selling book... James Patterson, the author of 19 consecutive No. 1 New York Times bestsellers, reveals his tricks of the trade. In his first online writing class, he guides y

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The genre is YA. (young adults) The author is Judy Blume. With more than 85 million in book sales and counting, Blume’s passion for writing books for young girls marking the passage from childhood to

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Write great drama... David Mamet sat in on a poker game full of thieves and left with the inspiration for American Buffalo. Now, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Glengarry Glen Ross takes you thr

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Movie Edit Pro Premium 2018
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The complete solution for demanding video productions Exclusive plug-ins for picture-in-picture effects, sound optimization, color grading and genuine film effects More than 1, 500 high quality vide

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VideoStudio Ultimate 2019
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Impress your audience with high quality movies made from your videos and photos with support for HD, 4K, and 360 video Build, edit, and correct video skillfully with quality tools, including 2, 000+

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Audition
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The answer is the Shurtleff connection. The question is, what do Hoffman, Midler, Tomlin, Vereen, Redford, Streisand, David Merrick, Bob Fosse, Andrew Lloyd Webber and more have in common? As a Casti

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Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents
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Louise Levison’s ‘Filmmakers and Financing’ is the synthesis of her 28 years financing independent films and has become a valuable guide for film makers seeking funding for their project. As a UCLA te

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The Business of Television
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Here’s a list of Ken Basin’s credits and why his ‘Business of Television’ has become the gold standard reference book on the industry he has spent so much of his life in. From Harvard lecturer teachin

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The Complete Film Production Handbook
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For current Biz professionals in need of a refresher, wannabe’s and students seeking words of wisdom as they try to break into the world of TV and Film production, this is one ‘must-have’ reference fo

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In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing
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With 22 Screen Credits, 5 Sound Credits, and 2 Director Credits garnered over 45 plus years in the business, ‘In the Blink of an Eye’ is editor Walter Murch's comprehensive book on film editing.

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How to Shoot a Feature Film for Under $10,000 (And Not Go to Jail)
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With 6 Directing credits, 3 as a Producer and 2 for Writing, this ‘B’ list movie maker knows a thing or two about funding movies. It’s an easy, fun read, that addresses every budding filmmaker’s dilem

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