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This is the best screenwriting book ! It reads like a graduate level UCLA course. Duh, Hal Ackerman is the Head of the UCLA Screenwriting Department. Read morePublished 1 month ago by G. Tang
This book was assigned reading for a screenplay class at UCLA.
Really great nuts and bolts guide for beginners and a great refresher book for more advanced people.
I really hate buying a book without looking inside!!! Here is a link to a sample PDF of the book: <... Read morePublished on August 12, 2011 by Nicholas L. Reed
Bottom Line: Buy and use this book if you are really serious about writing (and rewriting) a good screenplay. Read morePublished on February 15, 2011 by Suzanne
I met Hal Ackerman several years ago, and was immediately impressed with his charm and intelligence. I recently obtained a copy of his book, and from page one, I was astonished. Read morePublished on July 31, 2010 by James Dalessandro
I bought it for taking Mr.Ackerman's class at UCLA screenwriting. Amazing book, covers basics and essentials while at the same time examining theory of story and structure. Read morePublished on October 6, 2009 by regalxx9
If you've never written a screenplay or taken a screenwriting class then I do not recommend this book. Read morePublished on January 18, 2009 by H. Walden
While there were a few areas I skimmed over(too basic), this is still a very solid screenwriting book and I highly recommend it for any writer's reference library.Published on July 17, 2008 by Mary Larsen
Very easy to understand. Explains a ton about screenwriting without getting fancy or trying to fool you. Read morePublished on August 23, 2007 by J. Dodd