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500 Ways To Beat The Hollywood Script Reader:  Writing the Screenplay the Reader Will Recommend
500 Ways To Beat The Hollywood Script Reader: Writing the Screenplay the Reader Will Recommend
Jennifer M. Lerch

Screenwriting Books               
This ultimate insider's guide to screenwriting is designed to get you past the fiercest gatekeepers in Hollywood: the Hollywood script readers. This small army of freelancers will be among the first to read and evaluate your script and then to recommend it -- or not -- to the studios, directors, and stars. Designed for quick and easy access, these 500 points are a step-by-step recipe. They cannot guarantee success, but failure to follow them can almost certainly guarantee failure.

Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwriters:  Storytelling Secrets from the Greatest Mind in Western Civilization
Aristotle's Poetics for Screenwriters: Storytelling Secrets from the Greatest Mind in Western Civilization
Michael Tierno

Screenwriting Books
Long considered the bible for storytellers, Aristotle's Poetics is a fixture of college courses on everything from fiction writing to dramatic theory. Now story analyst Micheal Tierno shows how this classic work can be an invaluable resource for beginning and advanced screenwriters or anyone interested in studying plot structure. His quick wit and easy-to-follow explanations of some of the Poetics' most difficult passages illuminate one of the most important books on story structure ever written.

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Hollywood Creative Directories
Hollywood Creative Directory (Producers)
Hollywood Creative Directory’s Distributors
The Hollywood Representation Directory (Agents)

 

Hollywood Creative Directories:  are the bibles of the film and television industry. Listings of Producers, Directors, Agents, Production Resources, etc.. No one working in Hollywood or trying to break into the film industry should be without them.

Making a Good Script Great 2nd Edition
Making a Good Script Great
Linda Seger


Screenwriting Books
If you're writing your first script, this book will help develop your skills for telling a compelling story. If you're a veteran screenwriter, this book will articulate the skills you know. And if you're stuck on a rewrite, this book will help you analyze and solve the problems and get you back "on track."

The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller
The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller
John Truby


Screenwriting Books

Based on the lessons in his award-winning class, Great Screenwriting, The Anatomy of Story draws on a broad range of philosophy and mythology, offering fresh techniques and insightful anecdotes alongside Truby’s own unique approach for how to build an effective, multifaceted narrative. 
The foundations of story that Truby lays out are so fundamental, they are applicable—and essential—to all writers, from novelists and short-story writers to journalists, memoirists, and writers of narrative non-fiction.


Screenplay:  The Foundations of Screenwriting
Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting
Syd Field


Writers Books
This step-by-step guide has helped hundreds of screenwriters get their scripts sold. Follow Field's advice on structure, style, and technique and you'll be able to move from concept to the finished script. He thoroughly answers questions about adaptation, collaboration and marketing.

Final Draft 8
Final Draft, Inc.
Final Draft 8 is spectacular. It lets me build my story on scene cards, then allows me to see that outline and my script pages at the same time. This is a tremendous tool well worth the price of admission. With Final Draft 7, they’ve moved from a software that formats your work to one that actually helps you write better..

Dr. Format:  Answers Your Questions
Dr. Format: Answers Your Questions
David Trottier


Writers Books
Do you have a question about formatting or spec writing? Now you can have all of Dr. Format's prescriptions in one place. He addresses topics such as: How to handle foreign languages, When you can "legally" use secondary headings, How to streamline your scenes for a great read, and much more.

The Screenwriter's Bible:  A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script 3rd Edition
The Screenwriter's Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script 
David Trottier

Writers Books
An excellent primer for the new scriptwriter who needs to know the formatting and style of submitting and marketing your script. Fine list of resources for courses, organizations and costs, and interesting checkpoint system to rev up your characters and your plot.

Secrets of Screenplay Structure:  How to Recognize and Emulate the Structural Framework of Great Films
Secrets of Screenplay Structure: How to Recognize and Emulate the Structural Framework of Great Films
Linda Cowgill

Writers Books
Based on great movies from the 1930s to the present day - from Rashomon to Jerry Maguire -- this is an in-depth analysis of how form and function can combine to successfully bring a story to life.
click to enlarge  Crafty Screenwriting: Writing Movies that Get Made
Alex Epstein
Screenwriting Books
Most screenwriting books focus on how to write a "good" screenplay. But in the movie business, a screenplay isn't "good" unless it might one day get made into a movie. Crafty Screenwriting is the first book not only to offer a successful screenwriter's tricks of the trade, but to explain what development executives really mean when they complain that the "dialogue is flat," or "the hero isn't likeable." Fresh, provocative, and funny, Alex Epstein diagnoses problem that other screenwriting books barely address, and answers questions they rarely ask, like "Why is it sometimes dangerous to know your characters too well before you start writing," or "Why does your script have to be so much better than the awful pictures that get made every day?" As a development executive who has accepted and rejected countless screenplays, and a produced screenwriter himself, Epstein can take you into the heart of the most important question of all: "Is this a movie?" A crucial book for anyone who has ever wondered what it takes to get their movie made.

Don't miss  essential purchases like idiots_guide  500ways,  the  hcdaristotles_poetics, and  stealing_fire,  choose from the  index of great authors like cowgill, epstein,  syd_field,   seger,  tierno or  trottier  to inspire you. also available: suppliessoftwareaudio,   books,  

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