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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 23 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. Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect

    4th Edition

    By Claudia H Johnson

    Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect, Fourth Edition stands alone among screenwriting books by emphasizing that human connection, though often overlooked, is as essential to writing effective screenplays as conflict. This groundbreaking book will show you how to advance and deepen your...

    Published August 21st 2014 by Focal Press

  2. Film Genre for the Screenwriter

    By Jule Selbo

    Film Genre for the Screenwriter is a practical study of how classic film genre components can be used in the construction of a screenplay. Based on Jule Selbo’s popular course, this accessible guide includes an examination of the historical origins of specific film genres, how and why these genres...

    Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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