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The Screenwriter's Handbook 2010
Edited by Barry Turner
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
17 Jun 2009
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'Screenwriters are the backbone to our industry, and The Screenwriter's Handbook is set to become an essential tool for their craft'
AMANDA NEVILL, Director, British Film Institute

'At last, all the essential information in one place – a boon for all screenwriters'
JAKE EBERTS, Executive Producer of Dances with Wolves, Chicken Run and A River Runs Through It

THE ESSENTIAL COMPANION FOR ALL SCREENWRITERS, AGENTS AND PRODUCERS

Now in its third edition, The Screenwriter's Handbook has been completely revised and updated for 2010.

The Handbook is a practical and easy-to-use resource that covers every aspect of the scriptwriting industry. Whether you are writing for television or the movie screen, this companion pinpoints contacts in production and representation companies across the world and provides you with accurate and reliable information on festivals, grants, awards, organizations and societies. In addition, new articles offer advice and insight from experts on industry trends, including the differences in screenwriting for the UK and the US, as well as an interview with the creator of the hit television series 'The Wire'.

Articles include:

The Cultures of Screenwriting, Batty and Waldeback
Five Scripts Every Screenwriter Should Read Before They Start!, Pete Daly
Three Pages to the Truth, Geof Miller
The Language of Development, Pete Daly
A Day in the Life of a Screenwriter, Deborah Moggach
'The Wire': a New Way of Writing Television, David Simon
Two Nations Separated by..., Lisa Neeley


Description


'Screenwriters are the backbone to our industry, and The Screenwriter's Handbook is set to become an essential tool for their craft'
AMANDA NEVILL, Director, British Film Institute

'At last, all the essential information in one place – a boon for all screenwriters'
JAKE EBERTS, Executive Producer of Dances with Wolves, Chicken Run and A River Runs Through It

THE ESSENTIAL COMPANION FOR ALL SCREENWRITERS, AGENTS AND PRODUCERS

Now in its third edition, The Screenwriter's Handbook has been completely revised and updated for 2010.

The Handbook is a practical and easy-to-use resource that covers every aspect of the scriptwriting industry. Whether you are writing for television or the movie screen, this companion pinpoints contacts in production and representation companies across the world and provides you with accurate and reliable information on festivals, grants, awards, organizations and societies. In addition, new articles offer advice and insight from experts on industry trends, including the differences in screenwriting for the UK and the US, as well as an interview with the creator of the hit television series 'The Wire'.

Articles include:

The Cultures of Screenwriting, Batty and Waldeback
Five Scripts Every Screenwriter Should Read Before They Start!, Pete Daly
Three Pages to the Truth, Geof Miller
The Language of Development, Pete Daly
A Day in the Life of a Screenwriter, Deborah Moggach
'The Wire': a New Way of Writing Television, David Simon
Two Nations Separated by..., Lisa Neeley


Reviews

'At last, all the essential information in one place - a boon for all screenwriters.'
-Jake Eberts, Executive Producer of Dances with Wolves, Chicken Run and A River Runs Through It

'Screenwriters are the backbone to our industry, and The Screenwriter's Handbook is set to become an essential tool for their craft'
- Amanda Nevill, Director, British Film Institute

'You've written a screenplay. It could be the next Thelma& Louise, Good Will Hunting or Tstosi. Great - but how do you sell it?
This book is your bible to breaking into the world of movies and television. The Screenwriter's Handbook is crammed with thousands of useful resources – from production companies to agents. It's not a dry reference guide – it's loaded with brilliant articles written by industry insiders to motivate, inspire and guide. It will help the aspirant screen scribe avoid the pitfalls of working with a partner, negotiating contracts, copyright and payment.
Practical, easy to read, straightforward, this resource should take pride of place on your work desk, along with black coffee, Marlboro Lights and sharp pencils. Get it today. You could be rehearsing your acceptance speech for Best Original Screenplay at next year's Oscars.'
- Anthony Ehlers, The Write Co Website


Contents

Articles

The Cultures of Screenwriting by Craig Batty and Zara Waldeback

Five Scripts Every Screenwriter Should Read Before They Start! by Pete Daly

Three Pages to the Truth: The Importance of Knowing How to Write by Geof Miller

The Language of Development: Don't Let Your Screenplay Suffer because you Haven't Learned the Right Words! by Pete Daly

A Day in the Life of a Screenwriter by Deborah Moggach

'The Wire': a New Way of Writing Television David Simon Discusses the Genesis Behind the Acclaimed Series by David Simon

Two Nations Separated by... Comparing screenwriting in the US and UK by Lisa Neeley

Directory Listings

Production Companies
USA
UK
Canada
Ireland
Australia
New Zealand

Representation
USA
UK
Canada
Ireland
Australia
New Zealand

Courses
USA
UK
Canada
Ireland
Australia
New Zealand

Societies and Organizations
USA
UK
Canada
Ireland
Australia
New Zealand

Festivals
USA
UK
Canada
Ireland
Australia
New Zealand

Awards and Prizes
USA
UK
Canada
Ireland
Australia
New Zealand

Recommended Reading

Index


Authors

BARRY TURNER has worked on both sides of publishing, as an editor and marketing director and also as an author. He has been a full time writer for over 30 years and has worked as a journalist and broadcaster in the fields of politics, biography, travel and education. As well as being the author of over 20 books, Barry is the editor of The Statesman's Yearbook and The Writer's Handbook, and is a regular contributor to The Times as a book reviewer and serializer.