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Reading List - Writing for Film & TV

Writing for Film and Television, 2019/20, Semester 2
Garry Lyons
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Aronson, Linda (2011), The 21st-century screenplay : a comprehensive guide to writing tomorrow's films , Silman-James Press

Ashton, Paul (2011), The calling card script : a writer's toolbox for screen, stage and radio , London: A&C Black

Blake, Marc (2005), How not to write a sitcom : 100 mistakes to avoid if you ever want to get produced , London: A&C Black

Blake, Marc and Bailey, Sarah (2013), Writing the horror movie ,  London: Bloomsbury Aacdemic

Block, Bruce (2007), The Visual Story: Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV and Digital Media , Burlington: Focal Press

Byrne, John and Powell, Marcus (2003), Writing sitcoms , London: A&C Black

Creeber, Glen (2005), Serial television : big drama on the small screen , London: British Film Institute

Dancyger, Ken and Rush, Jeff (2007), Alternative Scriptwriting , Burlington: Focal Press

Davis, Rib (2001), Developing Characters for Script Writing, London: A&C Black

Davis, Rib (1998), Writing Dialogue for Scripts, London: A&C Black

Egri, Lajos (2004), The art of dramatic writing : its basis in the creative interpretation of human motives , New York: Simon and Schuster

Field, Syd (1994), Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting , New York: Dell

Hammond, Michael (2005), The contemporary television series , Edinburgh: EUP

Horton, Andrew (1994), Writing the character-centered screenplay, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press

Jacobs, Jason (2008), Body trauma TV : the new hospital dramas , London: British Film Institute

MacCabe, Janet and Akass, Kim (2007), Quality TV: Contemporary American Television and Beyond , London & New York: IB Tauris

Macdonald, Ian W (2013), Screenwriting poetics and the screen idea , Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Mamet, David (2007), Three uses of the knife : on the nature and purpose of drama , New York: Vintage

McKee, Robert (1999), Story : substance, structure, style and the principles of screenwriting , London: Methuen

Merchant, Stephen and Gervais, Ricky (2002), The Office: The Scripts Series 1 , London: BBC Books

Merchant, Stephen and Gervais, Ricky (2003), The Office: The Scripts Series 2 , London: BBC Books 

Mittell, J (2015), Complex TV : the poetics of contemporary television storytelling, New York: NYU Press

Murphy, JJ (2007), Me and you and Memento and Fargo : how independent screenplays work , New York: Continuum

Nelson, Robin (2007), State of play : contemporary "high-end" TV drama, Manchester: Manchester University Press

Novrup Redvall, Eva (2013), Writing and producing television drama in Denmark : from The Kingdom to The Killing , Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Price, Steven (2010), The screenplay : authorship, theory and criticism , Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Price, Steven and Pallant, Chris (2015), Storyboarding : a critical history, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Seger, Linda (1990), Creating unforgettable characters, New York: Henry Holt

Selbo, Jule (2014), Film genre for the screenwriter , London: Routledge

Smith, Evan S (2010), Writing television sitcoms , London: Penguin

Vogler, Christopher (1999), The Writer's Journey , London: Pan Books

Yorke, John (2013), Into the woods : a five act journey into story , London: Penguin

This list was last updated on 15/01/2016