Screenwriters on Screen-Writing: The Best in the Business Discuss Their Craft

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Screenwriters on Screen-Writing: The Best in the Business Discuss Their Craft Review

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320 pages of screenwriting tips and 9 ‘how to’ roadmaps that explore the techniques and the craft these successful screenwriters use to transform their written words to the big silver screen.

Imagine learning screenwriting secrets from 9 of the best Hollywood professional ‘gold standard’ screenwriters, all in one easy to read volume. Classic movies like Ghost by Bruce Joel Rubin, North by Northwest, written by Ernest Lehman, Amy Holden Jones’s Indecent Proposal, The Silence of the Lambs authored by Ted Tally, To Kill a Mockingbird by Horton Foote, Andrew Bergman’s Blazing Saddles, Caroline Thompson’s Edward Scissorhands, The Fisher King by Richard La Gravenese, Chinatown and Shampoo by Robert Towne making this a must-read learning and entertaining experience.

Using different methods to achieve the same end, this list of men and women with single screen credits, share their storytelling knowledge as a complement to your approach and writing style. Nouveau Screen Scribes or those interested in reading about movie-making are sure to enjoy behind the scenes stories of a writer’s life breaking into The Biz. It has been said, “In the beginning was the word” and in the Film world, it starts with many words called a screenplay.

Author Joel Engle in ‘Screen Writers Screen Writing’ has written or co-written over 15 books including a New York Times bestseller.

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Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you’re a director. Everything after that you’re just negotiating your budget and your fee.

James Cameron

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