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“Screenplay is one of the bibles of the film trade and has launched many a would-be screenwriter on the road to Hollywood.” —Library Journal
“Syd Field is the preeminent analyzer in the study of American screenplays.” —James L. Brooks, AcademyAward–winning writer, director, producer
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.See all Editorial Reviews
A must read for the budding screenwriter. Just about all you ever need to know to get started and to polish up any screenwriting you have already done. Read morePublished 5 days ago by William
I'm fifty pages in, and so far it's clearly written and easy to understand. Good book.Published 1 month ago by Eduardo Villalobos
It's excellent. Giving me a basic foundation on how to start my screenplays. The book offers the fundamentals of how to break up a story and get it into screenplay form. Read morePublished 2 months ago by R's Goods
The original - from theater writers to film and TV screenwriters, Syd Field has been the mentor to so many successful and aspiring writers interested in going into the Arts. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Digital Pro Lab