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Robert McKee's screenwriting workshops have earned a reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. In Story, McKee expands on the concepts he teaches in his seminars.

In this new staple, arguably second only to McKee's "Story," the late Blake Snyder tells all in this fast, funny and candid look inside the movie business. "Save the Cat" presents ironclad rules for making your ideas more marketable and your script more satisfying.

Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon’s movies have made over a billion dollars at the box office—and now they show you how to do it yourself! This book is full of secret insider information about how to conquer the Hollywood studio system: how to write, pitch, structure, and get drunk with the best of them. Well…maybe not the best of them, but certainly the most successful. (If you’re aiming to win an Oscar, this is not the book for you!) But if you can type a little, and can read and speak English—then you too can start turning your words into stacks of money!

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