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  • Published: 19 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9781524762001
  • Imprint: Crown
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 216
  • RRP: $32.99

101 Things I Learned® in Film School



An illustrated, accessible introduction to filmmaking from a Hollywood screenwriter, producer, script consultant, and film school professor

Bringing a film to life requires skills in storytelling, the visual arts, logistics, and more. This book presents many critical principles of filmmaking, including:


• How to structure and pitch a screenplay
• How to make visible the invisible, such as backstory, motivation, and inner psychology
• Why it's best to keep your characters plunging into the unknown
• The difference between plot, story, and theme
• How to compose a frame visually
• How to manage finances, schedules, set logistics, sound, and lighting
• Why many films drag in Act 2, and what to do about it
Written by an award-winning producer, screenwriter, and script consultant to major movie studios, 101 Things I Learned® in Film School is an indispensable resource for students, screenwriters, filmmakers, animators, and anyone interested in the movie world.

  • Published: 19 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9781524762001
  • Imprint: Crown
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 216
  • RRP: $32.99

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