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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 14 new and published books in the subject of Scriptwriting — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. 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 5th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Screenwriting

    Creative Labor and Professional Practice

    By Bridget Conor

    Screenwriting: Creative Labor and Professional Practice analyzes the histories, practices, identities and subjects which form and shape the daily working lives of screenwriters. Author Bridget Conor considers the ways in which contemporary screenwriters navigate and make sense of the labor markets...

    Published April 4th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Dramatic Story Structure

    A Primer for Screenwriters

    By Edward J. Fink

    A successful screenplay starts with an understanding of the fundamentals of dramatic story structure. In this practical introduction, Edward J. Fink condenses centuries of writing about dramatic theory into ten concise and readable chapters, providing the tools for building an engaging narrative...

    Published September 26th 2013 by Routledge

  4. A Philosophy of the Screenplay

    By Ted Nannicelli

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Recently, scholars in a variety of disciplines—including philosophy, film and media studies, and literary studies—have become interested in the aesthetics, definition, and ontology of the screenplay. To this end, this volume addresses the fundamental philosophical questions about the nature of the...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Digital Storytelling

    Capturing Lives, Creating Community

    By Joe Lambert

    Listen deeply. Tell stories. This is the mantra of the Center for Digital Storytelling (CDS) in Berkeley California, which, since 1998 has worked with nearly 1,000 organizations around the world and trained more than 15,000 people in the art of digital storytelling. In this revised...

    Published December 7th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Screenplay Business

    Managing Creativity and Script Development in the Film Industry

    By Peter Bloore

    The development of a film screenplay is a complex and collaborative process, beginning with an initial story and continuing through drafting and financing to the start of the shoot. And yet the best ways of understanding and managing this process have never been properly studied. The Screenplay...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Screenwriter Activist

    Writing Social Issue Movies

    By Marilyn Beker

    Hotel Rwanda. Philadelphia. Silkwood. Some of the most important films ever made have tackled real-world social issues, from genocide to homophobia to corporate greed. As storytellers, activist screenwriters recognize that social issues make great stories that can be gut-wrenching,...

    Published July 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  8. Analysing the Screenplay

    Edited by Jill Nelmes

    Most producers and directors acknowledge the crucial role of the screenplay, yet the film script has received little academic attention until recently, even though the screenplay has been in existence since the end of the 19th century. Analysing the Screenplay highlights the screenplay as an...

    Published September 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  9. Scriptwriting for the Screen

    2nd Edition

    By Charlie Moritz

    'If I was setting out as a screenwriter, this is the book I would read first and keep by me'– Melanie Harris, Producer, Crosslab Productions 'An excellent resource for students and teachers alike'– In the Picture '...a valuable addition to every screenwriting bookshelf' – Screentalk 'This is...

    Published September 30th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Writing for Film

    The Basics of Screenwriting

    By Darsie Bowden

    In this introduction to screenwriting, author Darsie Bowden provides sage, real-world advice and instruction on the process of writing film screenplays. This text will help budding screenwriters to structure their dramas, refine their characterizations, and craft their language, while also...

    Published April 25th 2006 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Theories of Authorship
    By John Caughie
    To Be Published December 14th 2014

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