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Syd Field

Syd Field is a screenwriter, producer, teacher, international lecturer, and author of the bestselling books Screenplay, The Screenwriter's Workbook, Selling a Screenplay, and Four Screenplays. Published in 1982, Screenplay has been translated into sixteen languages, and is used in more than 250 colleges and universities across the country. At present he is creative consultant to the governments of Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Austria, and South Africa, and has been a script consultant for Roland Jaffe's film production company, for Alfonso Arau and Laura Esquivel on Like Water for Chocolate, and for Tri-Star Pictures. He lives in Beverly Hills, California.

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Four Screenplays
Written by Syd Field
Delta | Trade Paperback | August 1994
$17.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-440-50490-0 (0-440-50490-2)

In a field being transformed by technology, Syd  Field shows you what works and why and how to find  new ways to create a truly outstanding film using  four extraordinary examples: Thelma &  Louise, Terminator 2: Judgement  Day, The Silence Of The  Lambs, and Dances With  Wolves. Read more

Going to the Movies
Written by Syd Field
Delta | Trade Paperback | October 2001
$16.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-440-50849-6 (0-440-50849-5)

Featuring insights ... analysis ... great films and filmmakers from “the most-sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world” (The Hollywood Reporter).

A life in film. An extraordinary career. An unforgettable story — from noted lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author Syd Field.

What makes a great movie great? ... An actor legendary? ... A screenplay extraordinary or just ordinary?... Read more

Written by Syd Field
Delta | Trade Paperback | November 2005
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-33903-2 (0-385-33903-8)

A generation of screenwriters has used Syd Field’s bestselling books to ignite successful careers in film. Now the celebrated producer, lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author has updated his classic guide for a new generation of filmmakers, offering a fresh insider’s perspective on the film industry today. From concept to character, from... Read more

The Screenwriter's Problem Solver
Written by Syd Field
Delta | Trade Paperback | February 1998
$17.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-440-50491-7 (0-440-50491-0)

All writing is rewriting. But what do you change, and how do you change it? All screenplays have problems. They happened to Die Hard: With a Vengeance and Broken Arrow-and didn't get fixed, leaving the films flawed. They nearly shelved Platoon-until Oliver Stone rewrote the first ten pages and created a... Read more

The Screenwriter's Workbook
Written by Syd Field
Delta | Trade Paperback | October 2006
$17.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-33904-9 (0-385-33904-6)

At last! The classic screenwriting workbook—now completely revised and updated—from the celebrated lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author, Syd Field: “the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world”*

No one knows more about screenwriting than Syd Field—and now the ultimate Hollywood insider shares his secrets and expertise, completely updating his bestselling workbook... Read more

Selling a Screenplay
Written by Syd Field
Delta | Trade Paperback | November 1989
$16.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-440-50244-9 (0-440-50244-6)

- Breaks Down the Business of Screenwriting
- Explains What the Buyer Looks For
- Shows You What to Do to Get in the Door
- Tackles the Pitching Process
- Provides Personal Insights from Famous Screenwriters

Everybody has a story to tell. Everybody wants to write the great American screenplay... Read more