Edward Pincus and Steven Ascher
THE FILMMAKER’S HANDBOOK
Revised and Updated Edition
Written by filmmakers for filmmakers, this
essential text now includes the latest information on digital age filmmaking, where the
shifting boundaries between film, video, and
computer systems have introduced a wide
range of new methods and equipment. New
chapters spotlight camera and video editing.
Plume 434 pp. 0-452-27957-7 $20.00
Evan S. Smith
WRITING TELEVISION SITCOMS
With guidance from top sitcom producers and
examples straight from the screen, this book
can help anyone write, revise—and sell—a
Perigee 240 pp. 0-399-52533-5 $14.95
Peter Bart and Peter Guber
Surviving Fame and (Mis)Fortune in Hollywood
Two industry icons unreel the true story behind
how a film gets made. “The best book I have
read about the movie industry.”—Larry King.
Perigee 288 pp. 0-399-52888-1 $14.95
f THE COMPLETE IDIO T’S
GUIDE TO SCREENWRITING
Alpha 400 pp.
The Art, Craft and Business
of Film and Television Writing
Walter shares his inside knowledge of successful screenplay writing and the industry that
buys those plays.
Plume 224 pp. 0-452-26347-6 $15.00
f LEW HUNTER’S SCREENWRITING 434
The Industry’s Top Teacher Reveals
the Secrets of the Successful Screenplay
New Introduction by the author
“I wish this book had been around when I
was a student. I heartily recommend it. For
beginners and pros alike.”—Steven Bochco.
“The final word on screenwriting.”—Richard
Perigee 352 pp. 0-399-52986-1 $14.95
REBEL WITHOUT A CREW
Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker
with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player
“Straight-talking and highly entertaining.”
—Entertainment Weekly. Photographs.
Plume 256 pp. 0-452-27187-8 $15.00
f SECRET CELEBRI TY
“Clever and ruthless.”— Women’s Wear Daily.
“Wolper revisits Hollywood with this story of
a thirtysomething filmmaker trying to pull
together both her professional and her personal lives.”—Library Journal.
Riverhead 304pp. 1-57322-991-1 $13.00
Also in Riverhead: Cigarette Girl 1-57322-818-4, Mr.
Karin Kelly and Tom Edgar
FILM SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL
An Insider’s Guide to Film Schools
All the information necessary to apply to film
school, including: the curriculum, the cost,
and the real story behind the admission
office’s sales pitch. Plus, advice from real students and faculty and what Hollywood really
thinks about film school grads.
Perigee 224 pp. 0-399-52339-1 $14.95
f THE MISADVEN TURES
OF MARIA O’MARA
On the verge of turning forty, talent agent
Maria O’Mara has just a few short months to
save her job, find a man, and start a family—
and she may be going mad.
Riverhead 320pp. 1-59448-021-4 $14.00
f SHORT FILMS 101
How to Make a Short Film
and Launch Your Filmmaking Career
A Hollywood insider offers a step-by-step
guide through the entire creative process of
shooting a short film, as well as expert advice
from established filmmakers.
Perigee 288 pp. 0-399-52949-7 $14.95
“The cream of the crop...
one of film history’s most
MOVIE AND VIDEO GUIDE 2005
“The best movie guide just got better.”—
Chicago Tribune. The leading authority presents
reliable reviews of over 18,000 films, including
300 new entries and over 7,000 DVD entries.
“The best of the bunch.”—San Francisco
Examiner & Chronicle.
Signet 1,664 pp. 0-451-21265-7
Plume 1,664 pp. 0-452-28592-5
CLASSIC MOVIE GUIDE
Includes more than 7,000 capsule reviews of
classic movies, including: The Birth of a Nation
(1915), Gone With the Wind (1939), The
Philadelphia Story (1940), High Noon (1952), and
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967). In addition,
this text offers a star and director index, a full
listing of classic movies on DVD, and Leonard
Maltin’s unique Top Ten lists. 752 pp.
Hudson Street Press 0-452-28620-4 $20.00
Available March 2005
Career Profiles of More Than 2,000 Actors
and Filmmakers, Past and Present
Summarizing the careers of some 2,000 personalities who made Tinsel-town history, this is
the perfect companion to Maltin’s Movie and
Video Guide. “The sort of volume that can keep
you browsing for hours.”—New York Daily
Plume 992 pp. 0-452-27058-8 $23.00
OF MICE AND MAGIC
A History of American Animated Cartoons
This revised edition includes the latest animation breakthroughs over the past decade.
Illustrations, Filmography, Glossary, Video
Plume 529 pp. 0-452-25993-2 $28.00
f JOHN WAYNE: The Man Behind the Myth
“For all movie lovers... The seven-decade jour- f
ney of a man who became a legend in his own
NAL 400 pp. 0-451-21414-5 $14.95
The Ultimate, Unofficial Guide to the Oscars,
Golden Globes, Critics Guild and Indie Honors
“Chronologically arranged, each entry
includes a critical commentary of the awards’ f
procedures and voting, lists of nominees and
winners, [and] behind-the-scenes happen-ings....Numerous excellent books chronicle the
Oscars, but none combines pure pleasure and
fact so well, at such a good price.”—Library
Journal. 200 photos.
Perigee 864 pp. 0-399-52922-5 $22.95
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