This is the essential guide for all new and established writers for the screen. Including useful, easy-to-search contact detail entries from courses, societies and grants to representation and production companies, along with provocative articles and invaluable advice from top UK and US representatives and practitioners of the trade.
'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
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