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Save the Cat!: The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need

by Blake Snyder Michael Wiese Productions (May 25, 2005)

This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!

How Not to Make a Short Film: Secrets from a Sundance Programmer

by Roberta Marie Munroe Hachette Books (January 20, 2009)

Anyone can make a short film, right? Just grab some friends and your handheld and you can do it in a weekend or two before being accepted to a slew of film festivals, right? Wrong. Roberta Munroe screened short...

Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting

by Robert McKee HarperCollins e-books (September 28, 2010)

Robert McKee's screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. Quincy Jones, Diane...

Hollywood Jock: 365 Days, Four Screenplays, Three TV Pitches, Two Kids, and One Wife Who's Ready to Pull the Plug

by Rob Ryder HarperCollins e-books (March 02, 2010)

Rob Ryder made that pledge to his wife, and he was determined to stick to it. As technical consultant on blockbuster sports films, he had seen up close how the film business works and what kind of chaos can,...

Screen Plays

by David S. Cohen HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In this fascinating survey of contemporary screen craft, David Cohen of Script and Variety magazines leads readers down the long and harrowing road every screenplay takes from idea to script to screen. In interviews...

Writing Screenplays That Sell, New Twentieth Anniversary Edition

by Michael Hauge Collins Reference (April 30, 2013)

For more than twenty years, Writing Screenplays That Sell has been hailed as the most complete guide available on the art, craft, and business of writing for movies and television. Now fully revised and updated...

Green Shadows, White Whale

by Ray Bradbury William Morrow Paperbacks (April 16, 2013)

In 1953, the brilliant but terrifying titan of cinema John Huston summons the young writer Ray Bradbury to Ireland. The apprehensive scribe's quest is to capture on paper the fiercest of all literary beasts...

Screenplay Story Analysis

by Asher Garfinkel Allworth (June 29, 2010)

Sometimes it seems like everybody’s writing a screenplay. But who reads those screenplays? Professional story analysts, that’s who. Screenplay Story Analysis explains exactly how to become a professional...

The Perfect Screenplay

by Katherine Herbert Allworth (September 21, 2010)

They say in L.A. everybody is writing a screenplay. With The Perfect Screenplay, everybody everywhere will be writing well-presented, saleable screenplays. Packed with tips from an insider on how Hollywood operates,...

The Filmmaker's Guide to Production Design

by Vincent LoBrutto Allworth (May 01, 2002)

Learn to turn a simple screenplay into a visual masterpiece! Top production designers share their real-life experiences to explain the aesthetic, narrative, and technical aspects of the craft. Step by step,...

The Making of Planet of the Apes

by J. W. Rinzler Harper Design (October 23, 2018)


In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Planet of the Apes, the classic science-fiction film from 1968, The Making of Planet of the Apes tells the film and offers exclusive, never-before-seen...

Get Your Hero Up a Tree

by Mark Achtenberg RunAmok Books (January 01, 2018)

Created for the college classroom, and intended for aspiring screenwriters, Mark Achtenberg’s Get Your Hero Up a Tree: How to Write a Movie (That Doesn’t Stink) is a surprisingly refreshing and entertaining...

The Screenwriting Quick Start

by Richard Whiteside Richard E. Whiteside, Jr. (August 31, 2017)

Building upon his previous book, The Screenwriting Life, Rich Whiteside delivers another marvelous insider look at the screenwriting industry. The Screenwriting Quick Start is written from the heart in a fast-paced,...

Stories Make the World

by Stephen Most Berghahn Books (June 01, 2017)

Since the beginning of human history, stories have helped people make sense of their lives and their world. Today, an understanding of storytelling is invaluable as we seek to orient ourselves within a flood...

Adventures in the Screen Trade

by William Goldman Grand Central Publishing (June 05, 2012)

Now available as an ebook for the first time!

No one knows the writer's Hollywood more intimately than William Goldman. Two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter and the bestselling author of Marathon Man,...

Alice Returns Through The Looking-Glass

by Zizzi Bonah & Gwen Hullah She And The Cat's Mother (March 23, 2017)

THIS SCREENPLAY IS ADAPTED FROM ZIZZI'S ORIGINAL NOVEL   "For children of all ages"  A story where every goodbye isn't gone and every eye closed isn't sleep, Alice must find the answer to the Looking-glass...

The Multisensory Film Experience

by Luis Rocha Antunes Intellect Books (May 01, 2016)

The light and sound of the motion picture, once perceived, are a gateway to a multisensory experience of the spectator. Moving beyond the oft-discussed perceptual elements of vision and hearing, The Multisensory...

Script Tease

by Dylan Callaghan Adams Media (October 18, 2012)

The Newest Screenwriting Secrets

What do an erstwhile stripper, an ex–gambling addict, and a stoned Canadian teenager have in common? They wrote your favorite movies, and they're not who you'd expect.


Screenplay and Narrative Theory: The Screenplectics Model of Complex Narrative Systems

by George Varotsis Lexington Books (October 01, 2015)

Screenplay and Narrative Theory investigates the cognitive processes of narrative composition and the fundamental underlying mechanics and dynamics of narrative by introducing characteristics of complex narrative...

Creative Filmmaking from the Inside Out

by Jed Dannenbaum, Carroll Hodge & Doe Mayer Touchstone (June 15, 2010)

Five keys to creating authentic, distinctive work, whether you are a student, professional or simply love making films on your own

For Creative Filmmaking from the Inside Out, three professors at the renowned...

5th Grade US History: Famous US Authors: Fifth Grade Books American Writers

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (December 20, 2015)

Did you know that the literature you now enjoy once cause insomnia to its authors? Find out who wrote your favorite literary pieces in this enjoyable educational manual. What sets this book apart is that it...

The Place of Artists Cinema: Space, Site and Screen

by Maeve Connolly Intellect (September 05, 2009)

In The Place of Artists' Cinema, Maeve Connolly identifies a recurrent concern with site, space and cinema architecture in film and video works by artists, extending from the late 1960s to the present day. Focusing...

Cindy Sherman: Another kind of monster

by Dahlia Schweitzer Intellect (March 24, 2014)

One of the twentieth century's most significant artists, Cindy Sherman has quietly uprooted conventional understandings of portraiture and art, questioning everything from identity to feminism. Critics around...

Hitler's Escape to Argentina

by David Meade (December 31, 2015)

Writing a really solid treatment is rarely taught in standard writing courses. I cover all of the main bases in this book, and I also provide what few other books do—an actual example of a high concept treatment....

Withnail and I

by Bruce Robinson Bloomsbury Publishing (December 22, 2015)

Bruce Robinson's celebrated cult comedy.

This original screenplay is the sourcebook for these ubiquitous quotes about Withnail and his unnamed house-mate "I" (or "Marwood", as he appears in the script), acting...

Annotated Godfather: The Complete Screenplay with Commentary on Every Scene, Interviews, and Little-Known Facts

by Jenny M. Jones Black Dog & Leventhal (August 01, 2009)

This fully authorized, annotated, and illustrated edition of the complete screenplay of The Godfather presents all the little-known details and behind-the-scenes intrigue surrounding the landmark film.

The Godfather...

Either You're in or You're in the Way: Two Brothers, Twelve Months, and One Filmmaking Hell-Ride to Keep a Promise to Their Father

by Logan Miller & Noah Miller HarperCollins e-books (April 28, 2009)

The hilarious, implausible, and touching story of twin brothers accomplishing the impossible—making a feature film (with a cast and crew with 11 Academy Awards and 26 nominations) with no experience, no money...