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    Screenplay Story Analysis
    By Asher Garfinkel
    (Allworth Press)
    Sometimes it seems like everybody’s writing a screenplay. But who reads those screenplays? Professional story analysts, that’s who. Screenplay Story Analysis explains exactly how to become a professional story analyst. Along with a basic how-to on writing a story analysis—or "coverage"—this book explains... [READ MORE]
    Creative Careers in Hollywood
    By Laurie Scheer
    (Allworth Press)
    Readers will discover real-life, yet upbeat portraits of the "shredder" jobs of the industry, such as assistant or d-girl, and how they can lead to the "keeper" jobs of actor, agent, or studio executive. Each career overview features a clever analysis of the classic film characters who memorably played... [READ MORE]
    Shoot Me
    Independent Filmmaking from Creative Concept to Rousing Release
    By Roy Frumkes, By Rocco Simonelli
    (Allworth Press)
    When the script says "shoot me" and Hollywood says no, your only alternative is to raise the money and do it yourself. Here's how screenwriters Roy Frumkes and Rocco Simonelli used digital video to do just that. Witty, original, and ruthlessly on the mark, this unvarnished look at independent film-making... [READ MORE]
    The Radio Producer's Handbook
    By Rick Kaempfer, By John Swanson
    (Allworth Press)
    Two award-winning major market producers present the definitive how-to guide for producing a radio show, explaining every duty a radio producer is expected to perform. With refreshing honesty and the humorous flair of professional radio comedy writers, the authors reveal how to get one's professional... [READ MORE]
    They'll Never Put That on the Air
    The New Age of TV Comedy
    By Allan Neuwirth
    (Allworth Press)
    In the 1950s, Lucille Ball couldn't even say the word “pregnant” on TV. But by the 1990s, Carrie Bradshaw and her posse could say everything there is to say about sex—and demonstrate most of it. How have broadcast standards changed from the dawn of television till today? Through interviews with the creators... [READ MORE]
    Get the Picture?
    The Movie Lover's Guide to Watching Films, Second Edition
    By Jim Piper
    (Allworth Press)
    Classic favorites, current pop films, hidden gems--they’re all part of this new edition of the popular guide to watching and enjoying movies. Newly expanded and updated to include independent films, documentaries, and special effects, Get the Picture? clearly explains techniques used to tell stories... [READ MORE]
    Jumpstart Your Awesome Film Production Company
    By Sara Caldwell
    (Allworth Press)
    Firsthand knowledge and advice on every aspect of forming a film production company can be found in this one source. Film production company owners, entertainment attorneys, accountants, and distributors answer the most commonly asked questions on forming and running a successful film production company.... [READ MORE]
    Letters from Backstage
    The Adventures of a Touring Stage Actor
    By Michael Kostroff, By Jason Alexander
    (Allworth Press)
    Ever wonder what it’s like to be a real working actor? Wonder no more! Michael Kostroff is here to reveal, in hilarious detail, just what it’s like to travel with the road companies of The Producers and Les Miserables. His firsthand account of the exciting, funny, and sometimes bizarre highlights of... [READ MORE]
    Long-Form Improv
    The Complete Guide to Creating Characters, Sustaining Scenes, and Performing Extraordinary Harolds
    By Ben Hauck
    (Allworth Press)
    Long-Form Improv deftly teaches the wildly popular form of improvisation that is so foundational to the comedy stylings of many of today’s top actors and thriving comedians. Crammed with innovative ideas for conceptualizing improvised scenework and “finding the game of the scene,” this crisply written... [READ MORE]
    Independent Film Producing
    How to Produce a Low-Budget Feature Film
    By Paul Battista
    (Allworth Press)
    The number of independent films produced each year has almost doubled in the past decade, yet only a fraction will succeed. If, like many filmmakers, you have no industry connections, little to no experience, and a low or ultra-low budget, this outsider’s guide will teach you what you need to know to... [READ MORE]
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