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Documentary Superstars

by Marsha Mccreadie Allworth (February 23, 2010)

The first book to trace the rise of documentaries as mainstream entertainment. When did documentaries get glamorous? Documentary Superstars looks at the history of documentaries and traces their transition from...


Brick Flicks

by Sarah Herman Skyhorse (November 18, 2014)

  • Ideal choice for fans of the LEGO movie who want to try stop-motion animation in their own movies
  • Provides practical tips on how to film using stop-motion animation
  • Professional advice on art, lighting, effects,...


Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures

by Mark Fisher Zero Books (May 30, 2014)

Collected essays on popular culture by a major critic.


Independent Film Producing

by Paul Battista Allworth (October 08, 2013)

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,...


The Art of Motion Picture Editing

by Vincent LoBrutto Allworth (January 01, 2012)

Learn how to use images and sound to tell a motion picture story. This guide reveals how editing affects a motion picture’s pace, rhythm, structure, and story, and spells out exactly what an editor does. The...


Makin' Toons

by Allan Neuwirth Allworth (April 02, 2007)

From the first drawing board sketch to wriggling TV character, Makin’ Toons illustrates the thrills and challenges of making animated cartoon movies as told by the industry’s most successful creators. Cartoon...


Screenplay Story Analysis

by Asher Garfinkel Allworth (June 29, 2010)

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...


Splatter Flicks

by Sara Caldwell Allworth (September 07, 2010)

• Features dozens of detailed interviews with directors, producers, F/X pros, and more • Horror movies get better distribution deals—so they’re great for independent filmmakers • Entertaining and informative,...


The Perfect Screenplay

by Katherine Herbert Allworth (September 21, 2010)

They say in L.A. everybody is writing a screenplay. With The Perfect Screenplay, everybody everywhere will be writing well-presented, saleable screenplays. Packed with tips from an insider on how Hollywood operates,...


Making Real-Life Videos

by Matthew Williams Allworth (September 07, 2010)

Getting a good home video is hit-or-miss. Plenty of times, they're dark and fuzzy and Aunt Myrna is washed out and Junior . . . do his eyes always look like that? This unique, accessible guide for living room...


Surviving Hollywood

by Jerry Rannow Allworth (October 02, 2006)

Filled with dozens of personal anecdotes, musings, and warnings from writers, producers, actors, and directors who have been there, Surviving Hollywood: Your Ticket to Success provides all the real-life tools...


Making Your Film for Less Outside the U.S.

by Mark Dewayne Allworth (March 02, 2006)

At last, here is a definitive step-by-step guide that explains everything needed to successfully produce and distribute films overseas. Following the advice found here, filmmakers will learn to make films in...


Shoot Me

by Roy Frumkes & Rocco Simonelli Allworth (November 01, 2002)

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....


Producing for Hollywood

by Don Gold & Paul Mason Allworth (June 01, 2004)

Budding filmmakers, television producers, directors, writers, and students get a crash course on the independent production scene in this riveting account of the business and its key players. Now revised to...


Technical Film and TV for Nontechnical People

by Drew Campbell Allworth (June 01, 2002)

Technical Film and TV for Nontechnical People introduces film students, actors, producers and other nontechnical film people to the technical aspects that everyone working on a film set should know. Author Drew...


Directing for Film and Television

by Christopher Lukas Allworth (September 02, 2005)

Legendary stories portray directors as eccentric, moody savants who possess a genius for the film medium that mere mortals could never grasp. Throughout cinematic history, gushing accounts have cast the likes...


Creative Careers in Hollywood

by Laurie Scheer Allworth (October 02, 2006)

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...


Jumpstart Your Awesome Film Production Company

by Sara Caldwell Allworth (February 07, 2012)

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...


Get the Picture?

by Jim Piper Allworth (January 13, 2012)

Classic favorites, current pop films, hidden gems--they’re all part of this new edition of the popular guide to watching and enjoying movies.  In his witty and engaging text, author Jim Piper explains key...


Using Film and Media in the Language Classroom

by Dr. Carmen Herrero & Isabelle Vanderschelden Multilingual Matters (July 02, 2019)

This book demonstrates the positive impact of using film and audiovisual material in the language classroom. The chapters are evidence-based and address different levels and contexts of learning around the world....


Why We Love Star Wars

by Ken Napzok Mango (May 15, 2019)

#1 Amazon Best Seller! ? Rediscover All the Reasons Why You Love Star Wars

Celebrate the greatest saga ever told: All of us who are deeply influenced by the epic saga of Star Wars have our favorite moments....


The Coen Brothers and the Comedy of Democracy

by Sara MacDonald & Barry Craig Lexington Books (December 31, 2018)

Both critically and commercially successful filmmakers, the Coen brothers have written, produced, and directed numerous acclaimed films over the past three decades. Sara MacDonald and Barry Craig demonstrate...


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The Science of Star Wars

by Mark Brake & Jon Chase Racehorse (November 15, 2016)

Discover the science behind the most popular sci-fi franchise of all time!

Capturing the imagination and hearts of crowds worldwide, Star Wars is a fantastic feat of science fiction and fantasy. The Science of...


The Filmmaker's Guide to Production Design

by Vincent LoBrutto Allworth (May 01, 2002)

Learn to turn a simple screenplay into a visual masterpiece! Top production designers share their real-life experiences to explain the aesthetic, narrative, and technical aspects of the craft. Step by step,...


An Actor's Guide—Making It in New York City, Second Edition

by Glenn Alterman Allworth (April 05, 2011)

For any actor in or on the way to New York City, this is the definitive source for advice, winning strategies, marketing techniques, and invaluable insights to being a successful New York actor. Aspiring and...


The Health & Safety Guide for Film, TV & Theater, Second Edition

by Monona Rossol Allworth (August 30, 2011)

This second edition has been expanded and updated to address new hazards, unique health and safety problems, and particular regulations that threaten anyone working in the entertainment industries today. Artists’...


Absolute Mayhem

by Monica Mayhem & Gerrie Lim Skyhorse (October 01, 2010)

So begins the no-holds-barred autobiography of Monica Mayhem—a porn star and proud of it. In her funny and disarmingly candid voice, she reveals the ins and outs of making it big in Los Angeles, the pornography...


The Actor Uncovered

by Michael Howard Allworth (March 07, 2017)

The Actor Uncovered is certainly not a set of rigid rules advocating one "method" or one singular "truth." Departing from the common guidebook format, Michael Howard uses a unique approach to teaching acting,...


Hollywood Dealmaking

by Dina Appleton & Daniel Yankelevits Allworth (July 17, 2018)

"I wish I could have had this book when I was starting out in the business. An invaluable reference work." —Alan Poul, producer, Westworld

The legal resources of studios and networks are legendary, often intimidating...


Persistently Postwar

by Blai Guarné, Artur Lozano-Méndez & Dolores P. Martinez Berghahn Books (March 01, 2019)

From melodramas to experimental documentaries to anime, mass media in Japan constitute a key site in which the nation’s social memory is articulated, disseminated, and contested. Through a series of stimulating...


Screening Art

by Séan Allan Berghahn Books (February 01, 2019)

With internationalist aspirations and wide-ranging historical perspectives, East German films about artists and their work became hotly contested spaces in which filmmakers could look beyond the GDR and debate...


Southern History on Screen

by Bryan M. Jack, Kwakiutl Dreher, Erik Alexander & Caroline Schroeter et al. The University Press of Kentucky (December 03, 2018)

Hollywood films have been influential in the portrayal and representation of race relations in the South and how African Americans are cinematically depicted in history, from The Birth of a Nation (1915) and...


Sofia Coppola

by Anna Backman Rogers Berghahn Books (November 01, 2018)

All too often, the movies of Sofia Coppola have been dismissed as “all style, no substance.” But such an easy caricature, as this engaging and accessible survey of Coppola’s oeuvre demonstrates, fundamentally...


Poland Daily

by Ewa Mazierska Berghahn Books (June 01, 2017)

Like many Eastern European countries, Poland has seen a succession of divergent economic and political regimes over the last century, from prewar "embedded capitalism," through the state socialism of the Soviet...


Making Short Films

by Jim Piper Allworth (May 01, 2006)

• Accompanying DVD of thirty short films offers an instructive mini film festival • Shows beginners how to make meaningful films without fancy equipment • Great for film students and independent filmmakers...


The Coen Brothers, Second Edition

by Ronald Bergan Arcade (January 05, 2016)

Brought completely up to date, this insightful biography remains "a must for any self-respecting Coen fan" (Screentrade).

This fully updated edition of the first biography of the Coen Brothers includes their...


America Reflected: Language, Satire, Film, and the National Mind

by Peter C. Rollins New Academia Publishing (February 21, 2013)

America Reflected offers eclectic film criticism and considerations of distinctive American voices from the ante-bellum era to the present.

"Rollins examines the roles of language, satire, and film in reflecting...


Hollywood Dealmaking

by Dina Appleton & Daniel Yankelevits Allworth (April 27, 2010)

Hollywood Dealmaking has become the go-to resource for new and experienced entertainment attorneys, agent trainees, business affairs executives, and creative executives. Entertainment attorneys and Hollywood...


Hitler's Escape to Argentina

by David Meade eBookIt.com (December 31, 2015)

Writing a really solid treatment is rarely taught in standard writing courses. I cover all of the main bases in this book, and I also provide what few other books do—an actual example of a high concept treatment....


Your Child's Career in Music and Entertainment

by Steven C. Beer & Kathryne Badura Allworth (September 15, 2015)

In today’s competitive society, parents face great pressure to encourage their children to follow their dreams and strive for excellence. Organized in a practical question-and-answer format, Your Child’s...


An Actor's Guide: Your First Year in Hollywood

by Michael St. Nicholas & Lisa Mulcahy Allworth (July 14, 2015)

For every actor beginning a career in Hollywood, this indispensable guide will lay out a clear and comprehensible path with tried-and-true advice. Up-to-date resources and new interviews with recently established...