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Free Fire Zone: Lessons on Living and Writing in Show Business

Free Fire Zone: Lessons on Living and Writing in Show Business
Your Price: $22.50 CDN
Author: Theresa Rebeck
Publisher: Smith & Kraus
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 256
Pub. Date: 2001
ISBN-10: 1575252406
ISBN-13: 9781575252407

About the Book:

Theresa Rebeck's career has hopscotched between the Off-Broadway successes of plays such as Spike Heels, The Family of Mann, and View of the Dome, to award– winning work writing and producing network television such as NYPD Blue, to writing screenplays for independent and studio features. Free Fire Zone is a writer's guide that is both a discussion of the writer's craft and a no-holds-barred discussion of the politics in the movie, television, and theater worlds. Theresa Rebeck writes, "Someone once asked me, 'What advice would you give to young writers who wanted to go into show business?' And I answered, almost without thinking, 'Tell all of them to go back and reread Machiavelli.' "

In a series of hilarious and provocative discussions covering all aspects of dramatic writing, Theresa Rebeck attempts to address what she considers both of a writer's primary concerns — how to tell a story with truth and vision and how to maneuver as a dramatic writer in a dangerous world.

What people say:

"...she clearly knows how the savage, mercurial economics of the entertainment industry can shatter the fragile ego." — The New York Times

"Many playwrights aspire to big money in TV, while many TV writers covet the artistic satisfaction only the stage seems to afford. Rebeck has worked in both the pressure-cooker world of Law and Order and L.A. Law and the slightly less pressured precincts of non-Broadway theater. Omnium Gatherum, the wise, witty meditation on the post-9/11 world that she wrote with Alexandra Gersten Vassilaros, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Still alive, nevertheless, she tells about it all in a delightful hybrid of soap-box harangue, memoir, and young writers' primer that may satisfy those wanting to learn about the craft of writing and those looking for dirt about life in la-la Land. Rebeck's riffs on the structures of well-made plays and TV episodes and the rewards and difficulties of working for various media should gratify aspiring writers. Meanwhile, as might be expected of the author of the hilarious play The Family of Mann, about off-camera backstabbing on a TV series, her trenchancy about surviving and thriving in L. A. will amuse and enlighten all comers." — Booklist

About the Author:

Theresa Rebeck is a leading American playwright, screenwriter and author. Her plays include Bad Dates, Omnium Gatherum (co-written, Pulitzer finalist), Spike Heels, and Mauritius, which won Boston's prestigious IRNE and Elliot Norton Awards. Her work in television includes NYPD Blue for which she has won the Peabody, the Writer's Guild, and the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar awards. She holds a Ph.D. from Brandeis University and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

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