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Writers Guild Foundation

Overview
Works: 100 works in 126 publications in 1 language and 1,085 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  History 
Classifications: PN1996, 812.509
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Most widely held works by Writers Guild Foundation
The first time I got paid for it-- writers' tales from the Hollywood trenches by Peter Lefcourt ( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of over fifty stories by American screen writers on the first time they received money for their writing, with thoughts on what it really takes to succeed in Hollywood
Narrative and structure ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three screenwriters discuss the art of storytelling as it applies in writing scripts for movies
Adaptation ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program looks at how to adapt written works for the screen. It examines research, visualization and dramatization, nonfiction versus fiction, the echo effect, genre material, freshness, and the externalization of characters' thoughts. It also explains which books, plays and stories make the best screenplays
Doing it for money : the agony and ecstasy of writing and surviving in Hollywood ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Character ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two screenwriters discuss the art of character development as it applies in writing scripts for movies
Dialogue and description ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three screenwriters discuss how they write dialogue for movies. This program teaches text and subtext, conveying emotion of the characters and the situations they are in, research, rewriting dialogue, character profiling and specificity of vision. Subjects covered include: how to condense a good scene; should a movie have one voice; description minimizing dialogue; is there magic in description or should it simply be clear; how to persuade executives to read your description
Based on a true story docudrama, biopic and history ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The panelists discuss guidelines for writing a fact-based screenplay, and explore the responsibility of the writer to the audience when dealing with actual events. Followed by a question and answer period
Words into pictures 2002 craft day ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why did you change the horse to a nun? adaptations ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Successful adaptors (who have also worked variously as novelists, playwrights, film producers & directors) discuss their experiences adapting works into plays, screen and television movies. Includes audience questions
Anatomy of a script ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Hosted by Robin Schiff and Winnie Holzman, this set features screenwriters tracing the creation, writing, and making of specific projects. The set follows the development of scripts for such television shows as 'My So-Called Life' (Winnie Holzman) and 'Once and Again' (Marshall Herskovitz) and such films as 'Romy and Michele's High School Reunion' (Robin Schiff), 'Happy Endings' (Don Roos), 'Under the Tuscan Sun' (Audrey Wells), 'In Her Shoes' (Susannah Grant), and 'What About Bob?'(Tom Schulman)"--Insight Media website
Chick flick vs. dick flick ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Hollywood common knowledge dictates that the "masculine" genres of action and violence outperform the "feminine" genres of tear-jerkers and romantic comedy. This video questions the legitimacy of this conviction, presenting the numbers for such "chick flicks" as The first wives' club, Waiting to exhale, You've got mail, and Titanic. It considers some of the many levels on which sexism operates in Hollywood and addresses the irony of a money-driven industry ignoring the bottom line."--Distributor's web site
An informal conversation with Julius J. Epstein by Julius J Epstein ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conversations with Hollywood screenwriter Julius Epstein about the films that he has written. Includes scenes from some of his classic films, such as Casablanca
An informal conversation with Billy Wilder by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conversations with writer, director, and producer Billy Wilder about the films that he has made. Includes scenes from some of his classic films
Guns don't kill people--writers do ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Screenwriting adaptation ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An informal conversation with Ernest Lehman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conversations with screenwriter Ernest Lehman about his career. Includes scenes from some of his classic films
An informal conversation with Charles Bennett ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conversations with writer and director Charles Bennett about his career. Includes scenes from some of his classic films
Master storytellers screenwriters on screenwriting ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary: Featuring and interview between John Wells and Bradley Whitford.David Milch, writer of Hill Street Blues, Brooklyn South, NYPD Blue, Murder One and Deadwood, talks about his work. Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel make up one of the most successful screenwriting teams of all times. The have written eighteen produced screenplays, including Night Shift, Parenthood, City Slickers, A League of Their Own, and Fever Pitch
An informal conversation with Norman Lear ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conversations with writer, creator and producer Norman Lear about his films and television series. Includes scenes from some of his television series
Anatomy of a script Tom Schulman ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Academy-winning screenwriter Tom Schulman (Dead Poets Society) discusses the development, writing and making of the hugely successful comedy film What About Bob?"--First Light Video Publishing website
 
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