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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 21 new and published books in the subject of Screenwriting — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Digital Storytelling

    A creator's guide to interactive entertainment, 3rd Edition

    By Carolyn Handler Miller

    Digital Storytelling shows you how to create immersive, interactive narratives across a multitude of platforms, devices, and media. From age-old storytelling techniques to cutting-edge development processes, this book covers creating stories for all forms of New Media, including transmedia...

    Published May 13th 2014 by Focal Press

  2. Writing for Visual Media

    4th Edition

    By Anthony Friedmann

    This updated edition of Writing for Visual Media will enable you to understand the nature of visual writing that lies behind the content of all visual media. This unique kind of writing must communicate to audiences through content producers, since audiences don’t read the script. Most media...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Focal Press

  3. 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...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Focal Press

  4. The TV Showrunner's Roadmap

    21 Navigational Tips for Screenwriters to Create and Sustain a Hit TV Series

    By Neil Landau

    If you’ve ever dreamed of being in charge of your own network, cable, or web series, then this is the book for you. The TV Showrunner’s Roadmap provides you with the tools for creating, writing, and managing your own hit show. Combining his 20+ years as a working screenwriter and UCLA professor,...

    Published December 3rd 2013 by Focal Press

  5. How to Manage Your Agent

    A Writer’s Guide to Hollywood Representation

    By Chad Gervich

    Have you written the script for the next box office blockbuster or hit TV show and just need the right agent to sell it? Not sure whether to accept an if-come deal or a script commitment? Debating which manager is the right choice to steer your career? Well, worry no more... How to Manage...

    Published November 24th 2013 by Focal Press

  6. FilmCraft: Screenwriting

    Edited by Tim Grierson

    Screenwriting looks at the foundation on which every great film is built—the script. Whether an original concept or an adaptation, the screenplay is the key to the success of a movie—good dialogue, story pacing, and character development are the framework everything else hangs on. Featuring...

    Published April 10th 2013 by Focal Press

  7. 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...

    Published February 7th 2013 by Focal Press

  8. The Screenwriter’s Roadmap

    21 Ways to Jumpstart Your Story

    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...

    Published October 3rd 2012 by Focal Press

  9. Screenwriter's Compass

    Character As True North

    By Guy Gallo

    Ever watch a movie, and despite great production value, fantastic action sequences, a great cast, etc, you come away thinking-I just didn't buy it. Chances are it was because you didn't care about the characters. Screenwriter's Compass presents a new way of approaching screenwriting, examining how...

    Published February 16th 2012 by Focal Press

  10. Screenwriting Tips, You Hack

    150 Practical Pointers for Becoming a Better Screenwriter

    By Xander Bennett

    Screenwriting Tip #99Voice-over usually feels like scaffolding. You know-something you left in there when you were constructing the first draft, but really should have torn out after it served its purpose. Screenwriting Tip #120Always remember that funny trumps everything. Your script could be...

    Published September 27th 2011 by Focal Press