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Screenwriting In a Nutshell

Paul L. Friedman

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ISBN 10: 145054682X / ISBN 13: 9781450546829
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Condition: VERY GOOD Soft cover
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Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2606606472

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Title: Screenwriting In a Nutshell

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:VERY GOOD

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One way to describe this book... If you're in a film school, the book may well be assigned reading. But if you're not in a film school, reading Screenwriting In a Nutshell, is a fast, fun and inexpensive way to take a top-notch USC film school screenwriting course. "Screenwriting In a Nutshell" combines text with cartoon illustrations. Like movie images, illustrations need no translation and are universally understandable by their very nature. These illustrations illuminate, illustrate, and reinforce the learning process we call screenwriting. This book contains screenwriting 'Checklists'. As a Navy pilot, we used checklists to avoid mental lapses that could lead to fatal mistakes. I think the book's checklists keep the writer from fatal scripting errors and omissions. A REVIEW OF THE BOOK BY THE WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA FOUNDATION: "Drawing on decades of teaching and writing for the industry, Professor Friedman has produced a rollicking guide to writing for the screen. With funny, incisive, witty illustrations and poignant asides, his "Screenwriting in a Nutshell" does just that, simplifies the rules and guidelines that all of us who've had success in the medium have come to follow. Issued as a text for the Writers Guild of America Foundation program for veterans engrossed in learning the craft, it is a must read for both the novice and professional." Christopher Knopf Past President Writers Guild of America West A REVIEW BY A PRODUCER/WRITER: "Not only does Paul Friedman's book entertain, it informs at the same time. Read this book an you'll fine a how-to that knows what it's talking about. And in a fresh way too!". John Herman Shaner Goin' South, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Last Married Couple in America.

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TEACHING CREDITS OF: Paul L. Friedman Adjunct Professor - Seventeen Years Teaching Screenwriting Graduate and Undergraduate Level School of Cinema/TV University of Southern California Professor - Screenwriting School of Professional Writing Adaptation of the Novel to Screenplay University of Southern California Visiting Professor Communication Arts Screen & Television Writing Loyola University Los Angeles, California PRODUCED TELEVISION: Over 70 half hour sitcoms PRODUCED FILMS: Three major screenplays And one currently in pre-production

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