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August 1, 2011



Recommended Reading

May 13, 2011


Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need by Blake Snyder

Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies: The Screenwriter’s Guide to Every Story Ever Told b Blake Snyder

The 101 Habits Of Highly Successful Screenwriters: Insider’s Secrets from Hollywood’s Top Writers by Karl Iglesias

Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting by Robert Mckee

The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell

Creating Unforgettable Characters by Linda Seger


What a Producer Does by Buck Houghton

Independent Feature Film Production Guide by Gregory Goodell

So You Want to Be a Producer by Lawrence Turman

You’re Only As Good As Your Next One by Mike Medavoy

The Movie Business Book by Jason E. Squire

All You Need to Know about the Movie and TV Business by Scott Trost and Gail Resnik

Making Movies by Sidney Lumet


Down & Dirty Pictures by Peter Biskind

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls by Peter Biskind

A Killer Life by Christine Vachon

Adventures in the Screen Trade by William Goldman

Which Lie Did I Tell by William Goldman

TV Biz:

Desperate Networks by Bill Carter

Television Disrupted: The Transition from Network to Networked TV by Shelly Palmer

The Business of Television by Howard J. Blumenthal


I Liked It, Didn’t Love It: Screenplay Development from the Inside Out by Rona Edwards

Business Affairs/Deal Making:

The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers k by Mark Litwak

Dealmaking in the Film and Television Industry by Mark Litwak

Women in Hollywood:

Hello, He Lied: Truths from the Hollywood Trenches by Lynda Obst

Is That a Gun In Your Pocket?: The Truth About Female Power in Hollywood by Rachel Abramowitz

Assistants in Hollywood:

The Hollywood Job-Hunter’s Survival Guide/An Insider’s Winning Strategies for Getting That All-Important First Job and Keeping It by Hugh Taylor

Mailroom: Hollywood History from the Bottom Up by David Rensin

It’s All Your Fault: How to Make It as a Hollywood Assistant by Bill Robinson & Ceridwen Morris

Where’s My F*cking Latte by Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff

Additional Recommendations:

The Art of Dramatic Writing by Lajos Egri

The Articulate Executive by Granville N. Toogood

The Complete Independent Movie Marketing Handbook by Mark Steven Bosko and Chris Gore

The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp

Getting Things Done by David Allen

On Writing by Stephen King

Three Uses of the Knife by David Mamet

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield