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The Complete Book of Scriptwriting by J.Michael Straczynski
The Complete Book of Scriptwriting by J.Michael Straczynski
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect... ish, 21 Mar 2002
This is perfect for writers at all levels. Providing a good history to the subject and telling you all you need to know in the fields of Animation, Comics and Screenwriting. Not all of this may be applicable to you (it wasn't to me), but Straczynski has had success in all those fields from He-Man to Murder She Wrote to Babylon 5 to The Amazing Spiderman. One of the few screenwriting book actually written by someone who is doing well. So many are written by people who present a lot of seminars but haven't sold anything. LISTEN TO THIS MAN - success and quality are a rare commodity!
Writer's Guide to Hollywood Producers, Directors a&hellip by Skip Press
1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a lot to it..., 21 Mar 2002
This book is a good starting place for the beginner, but I wouldn't recommend it beyond that. The only information of use for those with any experience is the agent/producer/director contacts at the back. Some of them aren't WGA registered which seems like a major oversight for any kind of listing.
The book contains some interesting information, but to me was sloppily put together and didn't flow particularly logically. The writer also does not seem to have had a lot of experience, but he obviously has had a lot of contact with industry professionals who contribute to this volume.
If you're starting out, this is a useful resource, but if you are looking for help with structure,… Read more

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