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The Secrets Of Action Screenwriting (fully revised edition) by [Martell, William C.]
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"... the best book on the practical nuts-and-bolts mechanics of writing a screenplay I've ever read." -- Ted Elliott, co-writer of THE MASK OF ZORRO with Terry Rossio

"My only complaint... is that it wasn't around when I was starting out... would have saved me years of trial and error!" -- Ken Wheat, co-writer of PITCH BLACK and THE FLY 2 with Jim Wheat

"William C. Martell knows the action genre inside out. Read and learn from an expert!" -- Mark Verheiden, writer of TIME COP and THE MASK

About the Author

William C. Martell has written seventeen produced films for cable and video including three HBO World Premieres, two Made For Showtimes, three CineMax Premieres, two films for USA Network, and many others. Reviewer David Nuttycombe of The Washington Post calls him "The Robert Towne of made for cable movies" and he was the only non-nominated screenwriter mentioned on Siskel & Ebert's 1997 Oscar Special "If We Picked The Winners". He doesn't teach screenwriting, he writes for a living.

The naval warfare action film "Steel Sharks" (HBO) stars Gary Busey and Billy Dee Williams, and was made with the cooperation of the US Navy and Department Of Defense onboard an actual aircraft carrier. "Hard Evidence" (USA) was released to video the same day as Julia Roberts' film "Something To Talk About" and out-rented it, landing at the #7 position nationally while the Roberts' film ended up #8 ("Hard Evidence" was the better reviewed film). Submarine thriller "Crash Dive" (HBO) starred Frederic Forest, and introduced "JAG"s Catherine Bell and Christopher Titus from Fox's sit-com "Titus". "Treacherous" (Cinemax) Starred Tia Carrere, Adam Baldwin and C. Thomas Howell. His family film "Invisible Mom" starring "ET"s Dee Wallace Stone won Best Children's Film at the Santa Clarita Film Festival. Mr. Martell is currently working on several projects for major studios.


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  • File Size: 1682 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: First Strike Productions (December 10, 2011)
  • Publication Date: December 10, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006KTHKSA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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