Screenwriters and Screenwriting

Putting Practice into Context

  • Craig Batty

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Craig Batty
      Pages 1-7
  3. Screenwriters and Their Screenplays

  4. Screenwriting and the Development Process

  5. Screenwriting and Authorship

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 288-301

About this book


Screenwriters and Screenwriting is an innovative, fresh and lively book that is useful for both screenwriting practice and academic study. It is international in scope, with case studies and analyses from the US, the UK, Australia, Japan, Ireland and Denmark. The book presents a distinctive collection of chapters from creative academics and critical practitioners that serve one purpose: to put aspects of screenwriting practice into their relevant contexts. Focusing on how screenplays are written, developed and received, the contributors challenge assumptions of what 'screenwriting studies' might be, and celebrates the role of the screenwriter in the creation of a screenplay. It is intended to be thought provoking and stimulating, with the ultimate aim of inspiring current and future screenwriting practitioners and scholars.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Craig Batty
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Media and CommunicationRMIT UniversityAustralia

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