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  • 1. SCRIPTWRITING This is a select list of material held in the Jerzy Toeplitz Library, the library of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. These resources support the Scriptwriting department’s curriculum. Further material may be located via the catalogue. November 2008 USING THE COMPUTER CATALOGUE To locate further information, search under the following headings in the computer catalogue: Broadcasting - authorship Characters and characteristics Comedy - authorship Comedy - technique Fiction - technique Film adaptations Motion picture authorship Motion picture plays - technique Playwriting Radio authorship Screenwriters Television authorship Television scripts - technique BROWSING Browse for books and videos under the following numbers: 070.18 Documentary films 808.066791 Scriptwriting - general 808.222 Writing for radio 808.225 Writing for television 808.23 Writing for films 808.2523 Writing comedy This bibliography is divided into the following sections: History Situation comedy Layout Treatments Scriptwriters Writing documentaries Craft Pitching and selling your screenplay Screen adaptation Low budget filmmaking Script editing Scripts Series and Serials Internet screenwriting resources Film editing Periodicals 1
  • 2. HISTORY STEMPEL, T. Framework: a history of screenwriting in the American film. New York: Continuum, 1988. 808.23 15 LAYOUT Scriptwriting: style and layout / notes and examples prepared by the Writing Department, Australian Film, Television and Radio School. [North Ryde, N.S.W.: AFTRS, 1998]. 808.23 80 Style manual for authors, editors and printers. 6th ed. by Snooks & Co. Milton, Qld.: John Wiley & Sons, 2002. R808.927 STYL 1 TROTTIER, D.R. 808.23 Correct format for screenplays and teleplays. 3rd ed. Anaheim, Ca.: 58 The Forbes Institute, 1992. SCRIPTWRITERS AGEE, J Agee on film. London: P. Owen, 1963,1965. 2 vols. 791.43015 14 vol. 1 & vol. 2 BEAIRSTO, F. G. The Tyranny of story: audience expectations and the short screenplay. Vancouver: Vancouver Film School, 1998. 808.23 88 BRADY, J. The craft of the screenwriter: interviews with six celebrated screenwriters. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1981. 791.4375 65 BUCHBINDER, A. The way of the screenwriter. Toronto, CA.: Anansi, 2005 808.23 190 ENGEL, J. Screenwriters on screenwriting. New York: Hyperion, 1995. 808.23 71 FRANCKE, L. Script girls: women screenwriters in Hollywood. London: British Film Institute, 1994. 808.23 60 FROUG, W. The screenwriter looks at the screenwriter. New York: Macmillan, 1972. 808.23 10 FROUG, W. 808.23 The new screenwriter looks at the new screenwriter. Los Angeles: 44 Silman-James, 1991. 2
  • 3. FROUG, W. Zen and the art of screenwriting: insights and interviews. 1st ed. Los Angeles: Silman-James Press, 1996. 808.23 77 GOLDMAN W. Adventures in the screen trade: a personal view. New York: Warner, 1983. 791.4375 GOLD 1 GOLDMAN W. Which lie did I tell? more adventures in the screen trade. London: Bloomsbury, 2000. 808.23092 GOLD 2 Kathy Acker with Angela McRobbie. (video). London: ICA Video, 198-. (VHS) 40 min. 813.54 ACKE/1 McCREADIE, M. The women who write the movies: from Francis Marion to Nora . Ephron. Secaucus, NJ: Carol Pub. Group, 1994. 808.23 61 POTTER, D. Potter on Potter / edited by Graham Fuller. London: Faber, 1993. 791.4575 POTT 3 Wole Soyinka. (video). London: ICA Video, 1984. VHS (50 min.) 823.914 SOYI/1 Writing for film. (video). - Australia: Australian Film, Television 808.23 and Radio School Teaching Resources, 1989. (VHS & Umatic) 52 min. 31 Writing for radio. (video). Australia: Australian Film, Television 808.222 and Radio School Teaching Resources, 1989. (VHS & Umatic) 44 min. 1 CRAFT ARISTOTLE Aristotle's Poetics: a translation and commentary for students of literature. Tallahassee: University Presses of Florida, 1981. 808.2 17 ARNOLD, B., EDDY, B. Exploring visual storytelling. Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar Learning, c2007. 808.066791 49 ARONSON, L. Scriptwriting updated: new and conventional ways of writing for the screen. North Ryde: Australian Film Television & Radio School, 2000. 808.23 108 BIRO, Y. To dress a nude: exercises in imagination. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt, 1998 808.23 182 3
  • 4. BLAKE, S. Save the cat! goes to the movies: the screenwriter's guide to every story ever told. Studio City, CA: Michael Wiese Productions, 2007. 808.23 205 BRUDER, M. A practical handbook for the actor. N.Y.: Vintage Books, 1986 792.028 100 CHIARELLA, T. Writing dialogue. Cincinnati, Ohio: Story Press, 1998. 898.396 1 CHITLIK, P. Rewrite: a step- by- step guide to strengthen structure, characters, and drama in your screenplay. Studio City, CA: Michael Wiese Productions, 2008. 808.23 208 COOPER, P. & DANCYGER, K. Writing the short film. 2nd ed. Boston: Focal Press, 2000. 808.23 102 CROMPTON, A. The craft of copywriting. London: Hutchinson Business, 1987. 659.132 4 DANCYGER, K. Global scriptwriting. Boston: Focal Press, 2001. 808.23 120 DANCYGER, K. and RUSH, J. Alternative scriptwriting: successfully breaking the rules. 4th ed. Boston: Focal Press, 2007. 808.23 41 DANCYGER, K. 808.066791 Broadcast writing: dramas, comedies and documentaries. Boston: 32 Focal Press, 1991. 102p. DAVIS, R. Writing dialogue for scripts. London: A. & C. Black, 1998. 808.2 16 DROUYN, C. Big screen, small screen: a practical guide to writing for film and for film and television in Australia. St. Leonards, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin, 1994. 808.225 10 EGRI, L. 808.2 The art of dramatic writing: its basis in the creative interpretation 9 of human motives. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1960. Fallen Angels: six noir tales told for television. New York: Grove Press, 1993. 791.4575 51 GARFINKEL, A. 808.23 Screenplay story analysis: the art and business. New York: 199 Allworth Press, 2007. 4
  • 5. HADDRICK, G. Top shelf 1: reading and writing the best in Australian TV drama. Sydney: Currency Press, 2001. 808.225 18 HADDRICK, G. (ed.) Top shelf 2: five outstanding television screenplays. Sydney: Currency Press in association with the Australian Film, Television And Radio School, 2001. 791.4575 59 HAYWARD, S. Scriptwriting for animation. London: Focal Press, 1977. 808.23 21 HILTUNEN, A. Aristotle in Hollywood: the anatomy of successful storytelling. Bristol, UK: Intellect Books, 2002. 808.23 150 HORTON, A. 808.23 Writing the character centred screenplay. Berkeley, Ca.: University 59 of California, 1994. JONES, C.A. The way of story: the craft & soul of writing. Studio City, CA: Michael Wiese Productions, 2007. 808.23 204 LUCEY, P. Story sense: writing story and script for feature films and television. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1996. 808.23 81 MACKENDRICK, A. On film-making: an introduction to the craft of the director. London: Faber, 2004. 791.430233 198 MCCLOUD, S. Understanding comics: the invisible art. New York: 741.5 3 HarperPerennial, 1994. MCGRATH, D. Screenwriting. Mies, Switzerland; Hove: RotoVision, 2003. 808.23 143 MCKEE, R Story: substance, structure, style and the principles of screenwriting. New York: Regan Books, 1997. 808.23 84 MARKS, D. Inside story: the power of the transformational arc. Ojai, Calif.: 808.23 202 Three Mountain Press, 2007. MORITZ, C. Scriptwriting for the screen. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2008. 5 808.23 118
  • 6. MURPHY, J. Me and you and Memento and Fargo: how independent screenplays work. New York: Continuum, 2007. 808.23 197 POTTER, C. Screen language: from film writing to film-making. London: Methuen, 2001. 808.23 122 Producers and writers with Pat Lovell. (video). Australia: Australian Film and Television School Open Program Resources, 1981. (Umatic & VHS) 30 min. 791.430232 24 RABIGER, M. Developing story ideas. Boston: Focal Press, 2000. 808.23 114 ROUVEROL, J Writing for daytime drama. Boston: Focal Press, 1992. 808.225 8 RYAN, J. Screenwriting from the heart: the technique of the character-driven screenplay. New York: Billboard Books, 2000. 808.23 109 SCHWARTZ, M. E. How to write: a screenplay. New York: Continuum, 2007. 808.23 200 SHURTLEFF, M. Audition: everything an actor needs to know to get the part. N.Y. Walker, 1978 792.028 47 SEGER, L. Creating unforgettable characters. New York: H. Holt, 1990. 808.2 13 SEGER, L.and WHETMORE, E.J. From script to screen: the collaborative art of filmmaking. New York: H. Holt, 1994. 791.43023 47 SEGER, L. Making a good script great. 2nd rev. and expanded ed. Hollywood, Ca.: Samuel French Trade, 1994. 808.23 67 SMITH, P.J. The power of the dark side: creating great villains, dangerous situations, & dramatic conflict. Studio City, CA: Michael Wiese Productions, 2008. 808.397 7 STEELE, A. (ed.) Writing movies: a practical guide from New York's acclaimed creative writing school. London: A. & C. Black, 2008. 808.23 212 STEMPEL, T. Understanding screenwriting: learning from good, not-quite-so-good, and bad screenplays. New York: Continuum, 808.23 209 6
  • 7. 2008. [Steven de Souza seminar on the action film, August 14, 1994]. Australia: AFTRS, 1994. (VHS) 110 min. 808.23 52 Style manual for authors, editors and printers. 5th ed. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1994. R808.042 STYL/1 SWAIN, D. V. Creating characters: how to build story people. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, 1990. 808.3 6 TAYLOR, T. Digital cinema: the Hollywood insider’s guide to the evolution of storytelling. Studio City: Michael Wiese Productions, 2003. 791.43 147 TRAVIS, M. The director's journey: the creative collaboration between directors, writers, and actors. Studio City, CA: Michael Wiese 791.430233 177 Productions, 1997. VAN SIJLL, J. Cinematic storytelling: the 100 most powerful film conventions every filmmaker must know. Studio City CA : Michael Wiese 791.430233 205 Productions, 2005. VOGLER, C. The writer’s journey: mythic structure for screenwriters and storytellers. 3rd ed. Studio City, Ca.: M. Wiese Productions, 1992. 808.23 55 The writers’ directory: writers for radio, screen, stage and television in Australia. Sydney: Australian Writers’ Guild. Bienniel. Lists credits for Australian writers. Includes indices by subject speciality. RA820.25 WRIT 1 WESTON, J. Directing actors: creating memorable performances for film and television. Studio City, Ca.: Michael Wiese Productions, 1998. 791.430233 117 WESTON, J. The film director’s intuition: script analysis and rehearsal techniques. Studio City, Ca.: Michael Wiese Productions, 2003. 791.430233 188 SCREEN ADAPTATION ANDEREGG, M.A. Cinematic Shakespeare. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003. 791.4375 SHAK 10 ARMER, A. A. 808.23 7
  • 8. Writing the screenplay: TV and film. Belmont, Ca.: Wadsworth, 1988. See pages 186-202. . BLACKER, I. R. The elements of screenwriting: a guide for film and television writers. New York: Collier Books, 1988. See pages 89-91. 6 808.23 18 BLUM, R. A. Television and screen writing: from concept to contract. 3rd ed. Boston: Focal Press, 1995. 808.066791 38 BRENNER, A. The TV scriptwriter’s handbook. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer’s Digest Books, 1980. 808.22 12 BURT, R. and L. BOOSE (eds.) Shakespeare, the movie: popularizing the plays on film, TV, video and DVD II. London: Routledge, 2003. 791.4375 SHAK 4 [No.2 ] DMYTRYK, E. On screen writing. Boston: Focal Press, 1985. See Chapter 5: Adaptation continued... 808.23 23 GLAVIN, J. (ed.) Dickens on screen. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2003. 791.4375 DICK HERZBERG, B. Shooting scripts: from pulp Western to film. 791.436 G5 38 KREVOLIN, R. How to adapt anything into a screenplay. N.Y: J. Wiley, 2003. 808.23 142 McFARLANE, B. Novel to film: an introduction to the theory of adaptation. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, Clarendon Press, 1996. 791.4375 160 PORTNOY, K. Screen adaptation: a scriptwriting handbook. Boston: Focal Press, . 1991. 808.23 42 SAMMONS, E. Shakespeare: a hundred years on film. 1st Scarecrow Press ed. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2004. R791.4375 SHAK 2 SEGER, L. The art of adaptation: turning fact and fiction into film. New York: H. Holt and Co., 1992. 808.23 43 SHANKS, B. 808.22 The primal screen: how to write, sell and produce movies for 4 television: with complete script of Drop-out father. N.Y. Norton, 1986 8
  • 9. WHEELER, D. No, but I saw the movie: the best short stories ever made into film. New York: Penguin Books, 1989. 808.831 5 WILLIS, E. E. Writing scripts for television, radio, and film. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1981. See pages 236-241. 808.066791 12 Writing for television (video). Australia: Teaching Resources, AFTRS, 1989. (VHS) 48 min. 808.225 3 SCRIPT EDITING ARMER, A. A. Writing the screenplay: TV and film. Belmont, Ca.: Wadsworth, 1988. 808.23 6 SEGER, L. Making a good script great. 2nd rev. and expanded ed. Hollywood: Samuel French Trade, 1994. 808.23 67 SERIES AND SERIALS ARONSON, L. 808.225 Television writing: the ground rules of series, serials and sitcom. 16 Nth Ryde, NSW: Australian Film, Television and Radio School, 2000. BRANDT, G. (ed.) British television drama in the 1980’s. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. 791.4575 48 DROUYN, C. Big screen, small screen: a practical guide to writing for film and television in Australia. St. Leonards, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin, 1994. 808.225 10 FRIEDMANN, J. and ROCA, P. (eds.) Writing long-running television series: lectures from the first PILOTS workshop. Stiges, Catalonia, Spain, June/October, 1993. Madrid: Media Business School, 1994. 808.225 9 FILM EDITING Resources accessed in Grad Dip: Screenwriting workshop with editors The cutting edge: the magic of movie editing. (Documentary). United States: TCEP Inc, 2004. (DVD). 778.535 54 The director/editor relationship. (Documentary). Australia: Ozdox, ASDA, 2007. (DVD). 070.18 131 9
  • 10. 27 ROGER, C. (ed.) Fine cuts: the art of European editing. Oxford: Focal Press, 2006. 778.535 55a LOBRUTTO, V. Selected takes: film editors on editing. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1991. 778.535 27A MURCH, W. In the blink of an eye: a perspective on film editing. Beverly Hills, Ca: Silman-James Press, 2001. 778.535 29 OLDHAM, G. First cut: conversations with film editors. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1992. 778.5 35 ONDAATJE, M. The conversations: Walter Murch and the art of editing film. Toronto: Vintage Canada, 2002. 778.535092 MURC 1 ROSENBLUM, R., & KAREN, R. When the shooting stops … the cutting begins: a film editor’s story. New York: Penguin Books, 1979 778.535092 ROSE 1 STAFFORD, R. 778.5235 Non linear editing and visual literarcy. London: British Film Institute, 1995. COMEDY Comedy scriptwriting. (video). Australia: AFTS Open Program Resources, 1984. (Umatic & VHS) 29 min. 808.2523 1 NEALE, S. & KRUTNIK, F. Popular film and television comedy. London: Routledge, 1990. 791.436 G2/12 PERRET, G. Comedy writing step by step. lst Samuel French. ed. Hollywood, Ca.: Samuel French, 1990. 808.7 3 SCHREIBER, B. What are you laughing at? How to write funny screenplays, stories & more. Studio City, Calif Michael Wiese Productions, 2003. 808.7 11 SCHWARZ, L. The craft of writing TV comedy. London: Allison and Busby, 1989. 808.22 19 The sitcom seminars. (video). Australia: AFTRS, 1993. (2 VHS videocassettes) 326 min. 808.7 5 TRUBY, J. Comedy writing. (sound recording). [Los Angeles, Calif.] : Truby’s 808.7 13 10
  • 11. Writers Studio, c1991-2003. (1 sound disc) 900 min. VORHAUS, J. The comic toolbox: how to be funny even if you’re not. St. Leonards, N.S.W.: Allen and Unwin, 1994. 808.8017 1 Writing for comedy. Australia: Teaching Resources, AFTRS, 1989. (Umatic & VHS) 54 min. 808.2523 2 TREATMENTS See Treatments Quicklist. WRITING DOCUMENTARIES BERGER, A. A. Scripts: writing for radio and television. Newbury Park, Ca.: Sage Publications, 1990. See Chapter 8: Documentaries 808.22 17 BEVERIDGE, J.A. Script writing for short films. Paris, UNESCO, 1969. 808.23 32 CROTON, G. 791.450232 From script to screen: documentaries. Borehamwood, Hertfordshire: 14 BBC Television Training, 1986. DIMOND, P. Writing documentary script and narration. North Ryde, N.S.W.: AFTS Open Program, 1980. Includes excerpts from storyboards and examples of script formats 808.066791 14 DIZAZZO, R. 808.066791 Corporate scriptwriting: a professional's guide. Boston: Focal Press, 35 1992. EDMONDS, R. Scriptwriting for the audio-visual media. New York: Teachers College Press, 1978. See section on Non-fiction films, pages 78-117. Includes excerpts from scripts. 808.066791 24 EUSTACE, G. Writing for corporate video. London: Focal Press, 1990. Provides comprehensive guidance, to both the writer experienced in other media and the beginner, on developing, improving and strengthening scripts for corporate video. 808.066791 30 FIELD, S. 808.066791 Professional broadcast writer's handbook. Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.: 27 Tab Books, 1974. See chapter 3: The Documentary. 11
  • 12. HESSE, J. 070.194 The radio documentary handbook: creating, producing and 2 selling for broadcasting. Vancouver: International Self-Counsel Press, 1987. HILLIARD, R.L. 808.066791 Writing for television and radio. 5th ed. Belmont, Ca.: Wadsworth 23 Publishing Company, 1991. See chapter 8: Features and documentaries. Includes exercises Covers mini-documentaries.. LOMASK, M. The biographer's craft. New York: Harper and Row, 1986. Practical advice on gathering, writing, shaping and polishing biographical material. 808.06692 1 McCARTHY, T. Pictures and words: the use of words in film and television. North Ryde, N.S.W.: AFTS, 1983. 808.066791 10 MCGUIRE, J. How to write, direct and produce effective business films and documentaries. 1st ed. Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.: Tab Books, 1978. 070.18 17 MATRAZZO, D. 808.23 The corporate scriptwriting book: a practical, step by step guide to 11 guide to writing scripts for organizations. Philadelphia: Media Concepts Press, 1980. MILLER, W. Screenwriting for narrative film and television. New York: Hastings House, 1980. See chapter 12: Documentary, non-fiction, and fact films. 808.23 25 Pictures and words. (video). Australia: Australian Film and Television School Open Program Resources, 1981. (Umatic) 28 min. 070.18 21 ROSENTHAL, A. 070.18 Writing, directing, and producing documentary films. Carbondale, 20 Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, 1990. ROSENTHAL, A. Writing docudrama: dramatizing reality for film and TV. Boston: Focal Press, 1995. 808.23 64 Scriptwriting. (video). Australia: Australian Film and Television School Open Program Resources, 1980. (2 videocassettes, Umatic and VHS) 67 min. 808.066791 28 SEGER, L. The art of adaptation: turning fact and fiction into film. New York: H. Holt & Co, 1992. See chapter 10: Writing a docudrama for television. 808.23 43 12
  • 13. WILLIS, E.E. and D'ARIENZO, C. Writing scripts for television, radio and film. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1981. See chapter 4: Documentaries. 808.066791 12 PITCHING AND SELLING YOUR SCREENPLAY CALLAN, K. The script is finished, now what do I do? Studio City, Ca.: Sweden Press, 1993. R808.066791 SCRI 1 CRAM, A. How to write and sell TV scripts in Australia and New Zealand. Richmond, Vic.: William Heinemann Australia, 1985. 808.22 10 DE ABREU, C. & SMITH, H.J. Opening the doors to Hollywood: how to sell your idea, story, book, screenplay. Beverley Hills, Ca.: Custos Morum, 1995. 808.23 65 FIELD, S. Selling a screenplay: the screenwriter's guide to Hollywood. New York: Delacorte Press, 1989. 808.23 29 HAUGE, Michael Writing screenplays that sell. London: Elm Tree, 1989. 808.23 26 HORTON, A. Screenwriting for a global market: selling your scripts from Hollywood to Hong Kong. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004. 808.066791 45 MCCARTHY, P. & HATCHER, C. Speaking persuasively: making the most of your presentations. St. Leonards, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin, 1996. 808.51 8 SAUTTER, C. How to sell your screenplay: the real rules of film and television. New York : New Chapter Press, 1988. 808.23 9 SILVER, D. How to pitch and sell your TV script. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer’s Digest Books, 1991. 808.2250688 1 STUART, L. 808.23 Getting your script through the Hollywood maze. Los Angeles, Ca.: 47 Acrobat Books, 1993. TURNER, B. (ed.) The screenwriter's handbook. London: Macmillan, 2007. 808.23 203 WHITCOMB, C. Selling your screenplay. New York: Crown Publishers, 1988. 808.23 12 13
  • 14. LOW BUDGET FILMMAKING CONNOLLY, R. 791.430681 Independent and low: a beginners guide to low budget filmmaking 16 in Australia. [1997?]. GASPARD, J. Fast, cheap and written that way: top screenwriters on writing for 808.23 low-budget movies . Studio City, Ca: Michael Wiese Productions, 198 2007. LOW BUDGET FEATURE SEMINAR (1995. Sydney, N.S.W.) Low means low: the collected papers from the Low Budget Feature Seminar / Philippa Bateman (AFC editorial executive), Catherine Knapman (editor). Sydney: Australian Film Commission, 1996. 791.430681 15 SCRIPTS DICKEY, J. Deliverance. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1982. 791.4372 DELI 1 INTERNET SCREENWRITING RESOURCES www.script-o-rama.com/table.shtml www.movie-page.com/movie_scripts.htm http://www.imsdb.com/ PERIODICALS Australian Copyright Council Bulletins. Creative Screenwriting. Published quarterly by the Creative Screenwriters Group. Publishes critical, theoretical, historical and practical essays on all aspects of writing for TV and the movies. Also critical review of books products, and seminars. 14 R346.940482 BULL 1