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"" Alternative Scriptwriting, Fourth Edition: Successfully Breaking the Rules. By Ken Dancyger. An insightful and inspiring book on screenwriting concerned with challenging you to take creative risks with genre, tone, character, and structure. The book first defines the conventional writing approach, suggests alternatives, and then provides case studies demonstrating what works, what doesn't, and why. More...
Alternative Scriptwriting book.

"" Documentary Storytelling for Video and Filmmakers. By Sheila Curran Bernard. Documentary Storytelling fills a critical void on the bookshelf, offering an in-depth guide to story and structure as they apply not to Hollywood screenplays but to documentary films. Story is what turns a subject or an idea into a film; it's what keeps an audience watching a topic they might never have thought would interest them. More...
Documentary Storytelling for Video and Filmmakers book.

"" Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting. By Robert Mckee. McKee expands on the concepts he teaches in his $450 seminars (considered a must by industry insiders), providing readers with the most comprehensive, integrated explanation of the craft of writing for the screen. More...
Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting book.

More Books

"" Film Scriptwriting, Second Edition: A Practical Manual. By Dwight V. Swain. A practical manual for the working writer, the book provides the step-by-step guidance you need to script both fact and feature film and video - from getting and developing ideas to the writing of master scene or shooting script. More...

"" Global Scriptwriting. By Ken Dancyger. A look at an exciting new phase in screen storytelling, as writers and directors from all over the world infuse traditional forms with their own cultural values to create stories that have an international appeal and suggest a universality among readers, viewers, and listeners. More...

"" Scriptwriting for the Screen. By Charlie Moritz. Using examples of writing from a range of film and television dramas such as The English Patient, Coronation Street, The Fisher King and My Left Foot, Scriptwriting for the Screen analyzes the demands made on writers by different forms and styles of writing. More...

"" Writing, Directing, and Producing Documentary Films and Videos, Fourth Edition. By Alan Rosenthal. As Rosenthal states in the preface to this new edition of his acclaimed resource for filmmakers, this is "a book about storytelling-how to tell great and moving stories about fascinating people, whether they be villains or heroes." More...

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