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The Screenwriter's Handbook
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Table of 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

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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.

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'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

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