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Write Screenplays That Sell…The Ackerman Way

Write Screenplays That Sell…The Ackerman Way
Your Price: $28.50 CDN
Author: Hal Ackerman
Publisher: Tallfellow Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 320
Pub. Date: 2003
ISBN-10: 1931290520
ISBN-13: 9781931290524

About the Book:

You don't have to attend film school to take a screenwriting course with the master teacher in the field — it's all in his book Write Screenplays That Sell…The Ackerman Way. Now in its third printing, it is becoming the text of choice in a growing number of screenwriting programs.

Meet Hal Ackerman, up close and personal, just as hundreds of his students have known him through the years. Over the last decade, a dozen screenplays written in his classes have been sold and many have become films, including ones starring Tom Hanks (directed by Steven Spielberg), Gwyneth Paltrow, Hilary Swank and Diane Lane.

Many other of his students' scripts have dominated the major screenwriting competitions. With Write Screenplays That Sell…The Ackerman Way, every professional writer gets a lifetime collaborator and every aspiring writer has a teacher in residence on his or her shelf.

What people say:

"Hal Ackerman's new book is exceptional." — Scr(i)pt Magazine

"...a must read for screenwriters at all stages of their professional development." — Creative Screenwriting Magazine

"The best new screenwriting book in more than a decade! Ackerman writes with wit and grace and consummate wisdom. He offers exquisite insights into the nature, not of film alone, but all creative expression. I eagerly commend it to writers and to all souls who love movies." — Richard Walter, Chair of UCLA Screenwriting Program

"Hal Ackerman was my teacher, mentor and guide, but I also think of him as the ‘midwife’ who helped me deliver my script." — Pamela Gray, A Walk on the Moon, Dirty Dancing 2

"Any aspiring screenwriter would be fortunate to have him as a teacher." — Eric Wald, A View from the Top

"Hal Ackerman is a brilliant teacher and an amazing inspiration." — Felicia D. Henderson,Creator (Soulfood)/Executive Producer/Director, Showtime Networks

"Anyone who wants to be a successful screenwriter must read this book." — Sam Goldwyn Jr.

"Once you finish this book, you'll have no excuse for not writing a great screenplay." — Sasha Gervasi, Terminal

About the Author:

Hal Ackerman has been on the faculty of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television since 1985 and is currently co-chair of the screenwriting program.. His students have won every major screenwriting award, and numerous screenplays written in his classes have become films. As a screenwriter he has sold his work to all the major studios and TV networks. An award-winning playwright, his plays have been performed at the National Shakespeare Company and the Zephyr Theatre; his fiction has appeared in numerous magazines.