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Making Movies
Making Movies
Written by Sidney Lumet
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ISBN: 9780307763662
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Making Movies

Written by Sidney Lumet


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: September 1, 2010
Price: $13.99

From one of America's most acclaimed directors comes a book that is both a professional memoir and a definitive guide to the art, craft, and business of the motion picture. Drawing on 40 years of experience on movies ranging from Long Day's Journey Into Night to The Verdict, Lumet explains the... Read more >
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The Art of Alfred Hitchcock
The Art of Alfred Hitchcock
Written by Donald Spoto
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ISBN: 9780307567147
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The Art of Alfred Hitchcock
Fifty Years of His Motion Pictures
Written by Donald Spoto


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: August 18, 2010
Price: $18.99

This completely revised and updated edition of the classic text describes and analyzes every movie made by master filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock.


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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lacan (But Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock)
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lacan (But Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock)
Edited by Slavoj Zizek, Contribution by Pascal Bonitzer, Miran Bozovic, Michel Chion and Mladen Dolar
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lacan (But Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock)

Edited by Slavoj Zizek
Contribution by Pascal Bonitzer, Miran Bozovic, Michel Chion and Mladen Dolar


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $26.95

The contributors bring to bear an unrivaled enthusiasm and theoretical sweep on the entire Hitchcock oeuvre, analyzing movies such as Rear Window and Psycho. Starting from the premise that ‘everything has meaning,’ the authors examine the films’ ostensible narrative content and formal procedures to discover a rich proliferation of hidden ideological... Read more >
The Making of 2001: A Space Odyssey
The Making of 2001: A Space Odyssey
Edited by Stephanie Schwam, Introduction by Jay Cocks
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ISBN: 9780307757609
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The Making of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Edited by Stephanie Schwam
Introduction by Jay Cocks


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: July 21, 2010
Price: $13.99

"If 2001 has stirred your emotions, your subconscious, your mythological yearnings, then it has succeeded."--Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick's extraordinary movie 2001: A Space Odyssey was released in 1969. The critics initially disliked it, but the public loved it. And eventually, the film took its rightful place as one of the most innovative... Read more >
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Acting A to Z (Revised Second Edition)
Acting A to Z (Revised Second Edition)
Written by Katherine Mayfield
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ISBN: 9780307875211
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Acting A to Z (Revised Second Edition)
The Young Person's Guide to a Stage Or Screen Career
Written by Katherine Mayfield


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: July 7, 2010
Price: $14.99

Lots of kids want to be actors. Thousands of them. Millions of them. The ones who are serious need a copy of Acting A to Z. Industry insider Katherine Mayfield explains exactly what it's like to be an actor, including what kind of training the young person will need, comparisons of... Read more >
How to Be a Working Actor, 5th Edition
How to Be a Working Actor, 5th Edition
Written by Mari Lyn Henry and Lynne Rogers, Foreword by Joe Mantegna
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ISBN: 9780307875372
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How to Be a Working Actor, 5th Edition
The Insider's Guide to Finding Jobs in Theater, Film & Television
Written by Mari Lyn Henry and Lynne Rogers
Foreword by Joe Mantegna


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: July 7, 2010
Price: $15.99

The celebrated survival guide for the working actor - now completely updated and expanded with a foreword by Tony award-winning actor Joe Mantegna!

Renowned for more than two decades as the most comprehensive resource for actors, How to Be a Working Actor is a must-read for achieving success in The Business. Now... Read more >
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Masterpuppet Theater
Masterpuppet Theater
Written by William Shakespeare, Created by Michael Rogalski
Format: Non-traditional book
ISBN: 9781594744884
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Masterpuppet Theater

Written by William Shakespeare
Created by Michael Rogalski


Format: Non-traditional book, 96 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2010
Price: $14.95

All the world’s a stage! And with this extraordinary kit, you can dramatize the most memorable scenes in all of theatre. Contents include:
 
     •  Sixty finger puppet cards featuring Shakespeare’s most famous characters, including Hamlet, Lady Macbeth, King Lear, Othello, Shylock, and Falstaff.
     •  Twelve stand-up sets of... Read more >
Tango
Tango
Written by Robert Farris Thompson
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ISBN: 9780307498229
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Tango
The Art History of Love
Written by Robert Farris Thompson


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: June 23, 2010
Price: $14.99

In this generously illustrated book, world-renowned Yale art historian Robert Farris Thompson gives us the definitive account of tango, "the fabulous dance of the past hundred years–and the most beautiful, in the opinion of Martha Graham.”

Thompson traces tango’s evolution in the nineteenth century under European, Andalusian-Gaucho, and African influences through its... Read more >
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The Complete Professional Audition
The Complete Professional Audition
Written by Daren Cohen and Michael Perilstein, Foreword by Jason Robert Brown
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ISBN: 9780307875358
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The Complete Professional Audition
A Commonsense Guide to Auditioning for Plays and Musicals
Written by Daren Cohen and Michael Perilstein
Foreword by Jason Robert Brown


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: June 9, 2010
Price: $14.99

In the United States, there are 300,000 actors; 100,000 hold union cards. There are 184 college theater programs and 108 performing-arts high schools. There are 578 acting schools and coaches in New York City and Los Angeles alone. The Complete Professional Audition is the one book all of those actors need-because... Read more >
Kids Take the Stage
Kids Take the Stage
Written by Lenka Peterson and Dan O'Conner, Foreword by Paul Newman
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ISBN: 9780307875396
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Kids Take the Stage
Helping Young People Discover the Creative Outlet of Theater
Written by Lenka Peterson and Dan O'Conner
Foreword by Paul Newman


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: June 9, 2010
Price: $10.99

• Foreword by Paul Newman

• Completely revised and updated version of a beloved theater classic

• Replaces Kids Take the Stage, ISBN 0-8230-7742-X

• Clear, practical guide to helping kids ages 8 to 18 get a show up and running



The classic Kids Take the Stage is one of the best-selling Back Stage Books... Read more >
Screenplay Workbook
Screenplay Workbook
Written by Jeremy Robinson and Tom Mungovan
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ISBN: 9780307875204
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Screenplay Workbook
The Writing Before the Writing
Written by Jeremy Robinson and Tom Mungovan


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: June 9, 2010
Price: $15.99

An instructional manual combined with proprietary worksheets, charts and fill-in lists designed to give screenwriters a better way to focus on the task of writing a screenplay. Read more >
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Ten Steps to Creating Memorable Characters
Ten Steps to Creating Memorable Characters
Written by Sue Viders, Lucynda Storey, Cher Gorman and Becky Martinez
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ISBN: 9780307875365
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Ten Steps to Creating Memorable Characters
Forms, Checklists & Exercises
Written by Sue Viders, Lucynda Storey, Cher Gorman and Becky Martinez


Format: eBook, 180 pages
On Sale: June 9, 2010
Price: $14.99

Create characters that leap off the page!



Characters are the life force of any novel or movie. They drive the plot. They generate the conflict. They are the story. Ten Steps to Creating Memorable Characters is a one-of-a-kind step-by-step guide to developing truly great characters for any kind of fiction writing. This... Read more >
Acting -- Make It Your Business
Acting -- Make It Your Business
Written by Paul Russell
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ISBN: 9780307875273
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Acting -- Make It Your Business
How to Avoid Mistakes and Achieve Success As a Working Actor
Written by Paul Russell


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: June 2, 2010
Price: $15.99

Acting: Make It Your Business, written by an award-winning, veteran casting director, puts the power to land jobs and thrive in any medium - stage, film, TV, or the Internet - directly into the hands of the actor. This blunt, wise, and often hilarious guide overflows with cutting-edge audition, marketing, and... Read more >
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Mean Little deaf Queer
Mean Little deaf Queer
Written by Terry Galloway
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ISBN: 9780807073315
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Mean Little deaf Queer
A Memoir
Written by Terry Galloway


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2010
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In 1959, the year Terry Galloway turned nine, the voices of everyone she loved began to disappear. No one yet knew that an experimental antibiotic given to her mother had wreaked havoc on her fetal nervous system, eventually causing her to go deaf. As a self-proclaimed "child freak," she acted out... Read more >
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Chris Gore's Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, 4th edition
Chris Gore's Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, 4th edition
Written by Chris Gore
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ISBN: 9780307875082
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Chris Gore's Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, 4th edition
The Essential Companion for Filmmakers and Festival-Goers
Written by Chris Gore


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: May 26, 2010
Price: $14.99

The guerrilla guide to marketing and selling an indie film.

Some people are just there for the loot bags. But most of the people at a film festival are trying to market and sell an independent film. Don’t be just one of the horde. Use Chris Gore’s Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide...

Read more >
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The Film Director Prepares
The Film Director Prepares
Written by Myrl A. Schreibman
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ISBN: 9780307875334
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The Film Director Prepares
A Complete Guide to Directing for Film and Tv
Written by Myrl A. Schreibman


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: May 26, 2010
Price: $18.99

• Insider author gives no-nonsense advice

• Required reading for film students, educators, anyone interested in film



From script analysis to post production, here is the all-inclusive guide to directing for film and television. Written by noted director-producer Myrl Schreibman, The Film Director Prepares offers practical insights on filmmaking, using real-life examples directors... Read more >
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What I Really Want to Do on Set in Hollywood
What I Really Want to Do on Set in Hollywood
Written by Brian Dzyak
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ISBN: 9780307875167
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What I Really Want to Do on Set in Hollywood
A Guide to Real Jobs in the Film Industry
Written by Brian Dzyak


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: May 26, 2010
Price: $14.99

Go Hollywood—with a complete, insightful look at the biggest jobs on the movie set. What I Really Want to Do on Set in Hollywood is one-stop shopping for anyone who wants to work in film. It's the only behind-the-scenes title that offers a detailed look at the industry explores more than... Read more >
The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook, Updated and Expanded Edition
The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook, Updated and Expanded Edition
Edited by Ed Hooks
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ISBN: 9780307875303
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The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook, Updated and Expanded Edition
An Actor's Reference to Over 1,000 Scenes and Monologues from More than 300 Contemporary Plays
Edited by Ed Hooks


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: May 19, 2010
Price: $16.99

All actors and acting teachers need The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook, the invaluable guide to finding just the right piece for every audition. The unique format of the book is ideal for acting teachers who want their students to understand each monologue in context. This remarkable book describes the characters... Read more >
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An Acrobat of the Heart
An Acrobat of the Heart
Written by Stephen Wangh
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ISBN: 9780307554130
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An Acrobat of the Heart
A Physical Approach to Acting Inspired by the Work of Jerzy Grotowski
Written by Stephen Wangh


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: May 5, 2010
Price: $13.99

A Vintage Original

"The actor will do, in public, what is considered impossible." When the renowned Polish director Jerzy Grotowski began his 1967 American workshop with these words, his students were stunned. But within four weeks they themselves had experienced the "impossible."

In An Acrobat of the Heart, teacher-director-playwright Stephen Wangh reveals how... Read more >
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Hollywood Animal
Hollywood Animal
Written by Joe Eszterhas
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ISBN: 9780307530875
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Hollywood Animal

Written by Joe Eszterhas


Format: eBook, 752 pages
On Sale: May 5, 2010
Price: $14.99

Joe Eszterhas had everything Hollywood could offer. A combination of insider and rebel, he saw and participated in the fights, the deals, the backstabbing, and all the sex and drugs. But here, in his candid and heartwrenching memoir, we see the rest of the story: the inspiring account of the child of Hungarian... Read more >
Paul Newman
Paul Newman
Written by Shawn Levy
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ISBN: 9780307353764
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Paul Newman
A Life
Written by Shawn Levy


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $16.00

Paul Newman, the Oscar-winning actor with the legendary blue eyes, achieved superstar status by playing charismatic renegades, broken heroes, and winsome antiheroes in such revered films as The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Verdict, The Color of Money, and Nobody’s Fool. But Newman was also... Read more >
Fortissimo
Fortissimo
Written by William Murray
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307525062
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Fortissimo
Backstage at the Opera with Sacred Monsters and Young Singers
Written by William Murray


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: April 28, 2010
Price: $11.99

H. L. Mencken declared that “the opera is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral.” It was not meant as a compliment, but to William Murray, former New Yorker staff writer and aspiring opera singer, a bawdy house is an apt metaphor for the opera: a place of... Read more >
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Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
Edited by Richard Carlin and Kinshasha Holman Conwill, Foreword by Smokey Robinson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781588342690
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Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
The Apollo Theater and American Entertainment
Edited by Richard Carlin and Kinshasha Holman Conwill
Foreword by Smokey Robinson


Format: Hardcover, 264 pages
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $35.00

Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment celebrates the seventy-five year history of the Apollo Theater, Harlem's landmark performing arts space and the iconic showplace for the best in jazz, blues, dance, comedy, gospel, R & B, hip-hop, and more since it opened its doors... Read more >
The Nitpicker's Guide for Classic Trekkers
The Nitpicker's Guide for Classic Trekkers
Written by Phil Farrand
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ISBN: 9780307574930
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The Nitpicker's Guide for Classic Trekkers

Written by Phil Farrand


Format: eBook, 408 pages
On Sale: March 31, 2010
Price: $14.99

Six feature films, the wildly successful  television spin-off Star Trek: The Next  Generation, endless reruns, videotapes,  conventions, a line of best-selling novels, and William  Shatner's New York Times  best-seller Star Trek Memories have  kept the Star Trek spirit alive  and well, even 25 years after its cancellation. Now  this must-have book for all Trekkers -- which  covers every episode of... Read more >
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So You Want to Be a Producer
So You Want to Be a Producer
Written by Lawrence Turman
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ISBN: 9780307546906
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So You Want to Be a Producer

Written by Lawrence Turman


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: March 10, 2010
Price: $13.99

Few jobs in Hollywood are as shrouded in mystery as the role of the producer. What does it take to be a producer, how does one get started, and what on earth does one actually do? In So You Want to Be a Producer Lawrence Turman, the producer of more than... Read more >
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