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  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Point Blank (May 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0809573008
  • ISBN-13: 978-0809573004
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,903,762 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Josh Becker

Josh Becker is an internationally known director of "Xena: Warrior Princess" and "Hercules," and a director-writer-producer of four critically acclaimed independent feature films, as well as three TV movies. Mr. Becker's SyFy Channel film, "Alien Apocalypse," starring Bruce Campbell, was SyFy's highest-rated movie ever. He has directed such celebrated actors as: Anthony Quinn (two-time Oscar-winner), Lucy Lawless ("Xena," "Spartacus"), Bruce Campbell ("Burn Notice," "Evil Dead"), Stephen Baldwin ("The Usual Suspects"), Sam Raimi ("Spider-Man") and Kevin Sorbo ("Hercules"). Mr. Becker has written 39 screenplays, as well as three published books: "The Complete Guide to Low-Budget Feature filmmaking," "Rushes," and "Going Hollywood." Mr. Becker has hosted his own popular movie website, Beckerfilms.com, for 13 years, and has been a proud member of the Director's Guild of America for 18 years.

Television:
"Stan Lee's Harpies," 2007, (SyFy Channel Original TV Movie), Director
"Alien Apocalypse," 2005, (SyFy Channel Original TV Movie), Writer-Director
"Xena: Warrior Princess," 1996-2001, (Universal TV, Studios USA), Director
Episode: Soul Possession (2001)
Episode: Kindred Spirits (2000)
Episode: If the Shoe Fits (1999)
Episode: In Sickness and in Hell (1998)
Episode: Fins, Femmes & Gems (1998)
Episode: Blind Faith (1997)
Episode: For Him the Bell Tolls (1997)
Episode: Warrior . . . Princess . . . Tramp (1996)
Episode: A Fistful of Dinars (1996)
"Jack of All Trades," (Universal TV, Studios USA), Director
Episode: Return of the Dragoon (2000, Pilot Episode)
Episode: The People's Dragoon (2000)
"Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur," 1995, (Universal TV Movie), Director
"Xena: Warrior Princess," (Universal TV, Studios USA), Writer
Episode: Chariots of War, (1996), Co-Story
Episode: Locked Up and Tied Down (1998), Co-Story
"Real Stories of the Highway Patrol," 1993, Director, (Massari Productions)

Feature Films:
"If I Had a Hammer," 2001, Writer-Producer-Director (Panoramic Pictures)
"Running Time," 1997, Writer-Producer-Director (Synapse Films)
Lunatics: A Love Story, 1992, Writer-Director (Columbia Tri-Star)
"Thou Shalt Not Kill . . . Except," 1987, Director-Co-Writer-DP-Editor (Synapse Films)

Published Books:
"The Complete Guide to Low-Budget Feature Filmmaking," (2006, Point Blank Press)
"Rushes" (2008, Point Blank Press)
"Going Hollywood" (2009, Point Blank Press)

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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ace Hannah on September 14, 2008
Format: Paperback
A terrific filmmaking memoir, unique in perspective and hilariously-candid. Mr Becker's self-portrait bursts with love for cinema, provides valuable practical insight into the moviemaking process, and simultaneously shines a blinding floodlight on the nerve-shattering, often-overwhelming struggles of the professional film writer/director. Great stuff!
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