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Untied
Untied
Written by Meredith Baxter
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ISBN: 9780307719317
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Untied
A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering
Written by Meredith Baxter


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $15.00

“I remember Sarah asking me, when I’d just begun therapy with her, what I looked for in a man.  After a few moments of silent, tense deliberation I had it.  ‘Hair,’ I blurted. ‘He has to have hair.’”
 
Meredith Baxter is a beloved and iconic television actress, most well-known for her enormously... Read more >
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Writing in Pictures
Writing in Pictures
Written by Joseph McBride
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ISBN: 9780307742926
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Writing in Pictures
Screenwriting Made (Mostly) Painless
Written by Joseph McBride


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: February 28, 2012
Price: $15.00

Writing in Pictures is a refreshingly practical and entertaining guide to screenwriting that provides what is lacking in most such books: a clear, step-by-step demonstration of how to write a screenplay.

Seasoned screenwriter and writing teacher Joseph McBride breaks down the process into a series of easy, approachable tasks, focusing on literary adaptation... Read more >
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Writing in Pictures
Writing in Pictures
Written by Joseph McBride
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ISBN: 9780307744890
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Writing in Pictures

Written by Joseph McBride


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: February 28, 2012
Price: $11.99

Writing in Pictures is a refreshingly practical and entertaining guide to screenwriting that provides what is lacking in most such books: a clear, step-by-step demonstration of how to write a screenplay.

Seasoned screenwriter and writing teacher Joseph McBride breaks down the process into a series of easy, approachable tasks, focusing on literary adaptation... Read more >
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Tough Without a Gun
Tough Without a Gun
Written by Stefan Kanfer
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ISBN: 9780307455819
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Tough Without a Gun
The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of Humphrey Bogart
Written by Stefan Kanfer


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $15.95

In this comprehensive biography of one of the great movie icons of our time, Stefan Kanfer, the acclaimed biographer of Lucille Ball, Groucho Marx, and Marlon Brando, illuminates the life and career of Humphrey Bogart. Along the way, Kanfer gives us a wide-reaching cultural appraisal of the movies many of us...

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Zona
Zona
Written by Geoff Dyer
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ISBN: 9780307907011
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Zona
A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room
Written by Geoff Dyer


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $11.99

From a writer whose mastery encompasses fiction, criticism, and the fertile realm between the two, comes a new book that confirms his reputation for the unexpected.

In Zona, Geoff Dyer attempts to unlock the mysteries of a film that has haunted him ever since he first saw it thirty years ago: Andrei...

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The Indie Producers Handbook
The Indie Producers Handbook
Written by Myrl A. Schreibman
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ISBN: 9780770433512
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The Indie Producers Handbook
Creative Producing from A to Z
Written by Myrl A. Schreibman


Format: eBook, 270 pages
On Sale: February 8, 2012
Price: $13.99

Myrl Schreibman has written a comprehensive and practical, step-by-step guide for organizing and running a film from pre-production through post-production and delivery. This invaluable resource provides fundamental tools to produce a more thorough, more organized, and more professional film production. Packed with engaging and useful anecdotes, Schreibman provides a superlative introduction... Read more >
Bittersweet Blessing
Bittersweet Blessing
Written by Ashley Salazar
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576875841
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Bittersweet Blessing
16 & Pregnant
Written by Ashley Salazar


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $15.00

When high-school junior Ashley Salazar learned she was pregnant, she immediately started a blog to document the difficult, life-altering experience. Little did she know how life-altering it would actually be. Later, she applied online to be considered for the cast of MTV’s hit show 16 & Pregnant. The show responded quickly... Read more >
Apollo's Angels
Apollo's Angels
Written by Jennifer Homans
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ISBN: 9780812968743
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Apollo's Angels
A History of Ballet
Written by Jennifer Homans


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $20.00

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For more than four hundred years, the art of ballet has stood at the center of Western civilization. Its traditions serve as a record of our past. Lavishly illustrated and beautifully told, Apollo’s Angels—the first cultural history of ballet ever written—is a groundbreaking work. From ballet’s origins in the Renaissance...

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The Playwright's Process
The Playwright's Process
Written by Buzz Mclaughlin
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ISBN: 9780307799524
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The Playwright's Process
Learning the Craft from Today's Leading Dramatists
Written by Buzz Mclaughlin


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: November 23, 2011
Price: $13.99

Here is the first and only manual for playwrights ever designed to draw directly from the wisdom of leading contemporary dramatists. Interwoven with hundreds of quotations from the author's own in-depth interview series at the Dramatists Guild, in New York City, The Playwright's Process offers a fresh and lively discussion of...

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Acting in Commercials
Acting in Commercials
Written by Joan See
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ISBN: 9780307799517
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Acting in Commercials
A Guide to Auditioning and Performing on Camera
Written by Joan See


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: November 16, 2011
Price: $11.99

Every actor knows that working in commercials is lucrative. But many actors, trained primarily for working on the stage, have mistaken ideas about this field and lack essential on-camera experience. Now in an updated and expanded edition, Acting in Commercials is the only resource that fills all the gaps in the... Read more >
5000 Episodes and No Commercials
5000 Episodes and No Commercials
Written by David Hofstede
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ISBN: 9780307799500
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5000 Episodes and No Commercials
The Ultimate Guide to TV Shows On DVD
Written by David Hofstede


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: November 9, 2011
Price: $9.99

Groundbreaking! Does for TV shows what Leonard Maltin’s guides do for movies! Forget movies! Sales of TV DVDs are outpacing all other categories, according to Video Store magazine. The Simpsons, 24, Lost, Desperate Housewives, Alias, even old chestnuts like Columbo and Home Improvement are blowing out of the stores as fans... Read more >
This Business of Artist Management
This Business of Artist Management
Written by Xavier M. Frascogna, Jr. and H. Lee Hetherington
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307874993
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This Business of Artist Management

Written by Xavier M. Frascogna, Jr. and H. Lee Hetherington


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: November 9, 2011
Price: $12.99

This authoritative reference on artist management in the music industry is the standard for all phases of managing a musician's career from both the artist's and manager's point of view. This substantially updated edition covers the major changes that have transformed the business world and music industry over the past six... Read more >
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On a Cold Road
On a Cold Road
Written by Dave Bidini
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551996752
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On a Cold Road
Tales of Adventure in Canadian Rock
Written by Dave Bidini


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 2, 2011
Price: $9.99

David Bidini, rhythm guitarist with the Rheostatics, knows all too well what the life of a rock band in Canada involves: storied arenas one tour and bars wallpapered with photos of forgotten bands the next. Zit-speckled fans begging for a guitar pick and angry drunks chucking twenty-sixers and pint glasses. Opulent... Read more >
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Learning to Live Out Loud
Learning to Live Out Loud
Written by Piper Laurie
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ISBN: 9780823026777
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Learning to Live Out Loud
A Memoir
Written by Piper Laurie


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $12.99

An intimate memoir by three-time Oscar nominee Piper Laurie, one of Hollywood's most gifted and respected actresses

At the age of seventeen, in the glory days of movie-making, Piper Laurie was living every little girl’s dream. Having been selected by Universal Studios to be a contract star, Piper was removed from her acting class and... Read more >
Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen
Written by Marc Eliot
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ISBN: 9780307453235
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Steve McQueen
A Biography
Written by Marc Eliot


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $11.99

Steve McQueen is one of America’s legendary movie stars best known for his hugely successful film career in classics such as The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, and The Towering Inferno as well as for his turbulent life off-screen and impeccable style. His unforgettable physical beauty... Read more >
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Elia Kazan: A Life
Elia Kazan: A Life
Written by Elia Kazan
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ISBN: 9780307959348
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Elia Kazan: A Life

Written by Elia Kazan


Format: eBook, 860 pages
On Sale: October 16, 2011
Price: $18.99

“This is the best autobiography I’ve read by a prominent American in I don’t know how many years. It is endlessly absorbing and I believe this is because it concerns a man who is looking to find a coherent philosophy that will be tough enough to contain all that is ugly... Read more >
Nureyev
Nureyev
Written by Julie Kavanagh
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ISBN: 9780307807342
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Nureyev
The Life
Written by Julie Kavanagh


Format: eBook, 800 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2011
Price: $16.99

Rudolf Nureyev had it all: beauty, genius, charm, passion, and sex appeal. No other dancer of our time has generated the same excitement, for both men and women, on or off the stage. With Nureyev: The Life, Julie Kavanagh shows how his intense drive and passion for dance propelled him from... Read more >
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A Night at the Opera
A Night at the Opera
Written by Sir Denis Forman
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ISBN: 9780307807823
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A Night at the Opera
An Irreverent Guide to The Plots, The Singers, The Composers, The Recordings
Written by Sir Denis Forman


Format: eBook, 976 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2011
Price: $12.99

This slightly irreverent guide to opera summarizes the plots of 17 of the world's great operas, including Aida, La Boheme, and Carmen, and describes their characters, artists, and composers.


From the Hardcover edition. Read more >
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Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
Written by Meryle Secrest
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ISBN: 9780307946843
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Stephen Sondheim
A Life
Written by Meryle Secrest


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $16.95

The first and only full-scale and definitive biography of the most important composer-lyricist in musical theater today.
 
Drawing on personal conversations with Sondheim himself, as well as interviews with his friends, family, collaborators, and lovers, Secrest offers new insight into the enigmatic and very private Stephen Sondheim. Here, we learn about... Read more >
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Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
Written by Meryle Secrest
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ISBN: 9780307946850
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Stephen Sondheim
A Life
Written by Meryle Secrest


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $13.99

In the first full-scale life of the most
important composer-lyricist at work in musical theatre today, Meryle Secrest, the biographer of Frank Lloyd Wright and Leonard Bernstein, draws on her extended conversations with Stephen Sondheim as well as on her interviews with his friends, family, collaborators, and lovers to bring us... Read more >
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A Short History of Cahiers du Cinema
A Short History of Cahiers du Cinema
Written by Emilie Bickerton
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ISBN: 9781844677603
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A Short History of Cahiers du Cinema

Written by Emilie Bickerton


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2011
Price: $17.95

Cahiers du Cinéma was the single most influential project in the history of film. Founded in 1951, it was responsible for establishing film as the ‘seventh art,’ equal to literature, painting or music, and it revolutionized film-making and writing. Its contributors would put their words into action: the likes of Godard... Read more >
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John Huston: Courage and Art
John Huston: Courage and Art
Written by Jeffrey Meyers
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ISBN: 9780307590695
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John Huston: Courage and Art

Written by Jeffrey Meyers


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $14.99

From the acclaimed biographer of Ernest Hemingway, Humphrey Bogart, and
Errol Flynn comes the first complete biography of the legendary John Huston, the extraordinary director, writer, actor, and bon vivant who made iconic films such as The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Asphalt Jungle, and The... Read more >
Luck and Circumstance
Luck and Circumstance
Written by Michael Lindsay-Hogg
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ISBN: 9780307594686
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Luck and Circumstance
A Coming of Age in Hollywood, New York, and Points Beyond
Written by Michael Lindsay-Hogg


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $26.00

From acclaimed director Michael Lindsay-Hogg (The Normal Heart, The Beatles’ Let It Be, Brideshead Revisited, The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, etc.), son of glamorous Warner’s movie star Geraldine Fitzgerald: a magical dreamscape memoir of his boyhood, coming-of-age, and making his way in the worlds of theater, film, and television... Read more >
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Luck and Circumstance
Luck and Circumstance
Written by Michael Lindsay-Hogg
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Luck and Circumstance
A Coming of Age in Hollywood, New York, and Points Beyond
Written by Michael Lindsay-Hogg


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $13.99

From acclaimed director Michael Lindsay-Hogg (The Normal Heart, The Beatles’ Let It Be, Brideshead Revisited, The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, etc.), son of glamorous Warner’s movie star Geraldine Fitzgerald: a magical dreamscape memoir of his boyhood, coming-of-age, and making his way in the worlds of theater, film, and television... Read more >
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The Devil Finds Work
The Devil Finds Work
Written by James Baldwin
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ISBN: 9780307275950
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The Devil Finds Work

Written by James Baldwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $14.00

Baldwin’s personal reflections on movies gathered here in a book-length essay are also a probing appraisal of American racial politics. Offering an incisive look at racism in American movies and a vision of America’s self-delusions and deceptions, Baldwin challenges the underlying assumptions in such films as In the Heat of the... Read more >
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