Writing a screenplay can be a lonely business but a great deal of successful screenplays have been written in collboration with a writing partner. This book brings together the experience, knowledge, techniques, and wisdom of many of our most successful writing teams for film and television. It offers hints and guidance Includes interviews with successful collaborators from film and TV.
"A clever and well-crafted book. It will give you the best insight on writing with a partner you may ever read. Claudia Johnson & Matt Stevens approach to writing with a partner is truly inspiring. They get to the bottom of the collaboration process with some of the best writing teams on the planet. You will refer to this book for years... " Mark Doyle, Writer & Managing Editor of Film Festival Today Magazine "A lively, knowledgeable, user-friendly guide to how not to be alone in what can seem the loneliest profession on the planet." Janet Burroway, Author, Writing Fiction and Imaginative Writing. "This is a charming book! A delight to read. A wonderful insight into how movies that you have loved were created. It is a step-by-step instruction book for becoming part of a collaboration. And it lets you know how much fun you could have. Made me want to find a partner and get to work." Joan Darling, Emmy and DGA Award-winning actress and director; directed the "Chuckles" episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, named the number one TV episode of all time. "The joys, the tears, the pitfalls and the triumphs (of Script Partnering)are all here for you to experience. Learn from people like Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski ("The People vs Larry Flynt") to the Cohen Brothers ("Brother Where Art Thou.") This is a unique opportunity to learn from some of the very best in the business". Sable Jak, Scr(i)pt Magazine "Successful writing teams share their "secrets" of co-creating scripts. Be assured this is no cookbook approach to script writing. Instead this book describes the joys and agonies of the creative process and offers guidance for establishing a productive collaborative. It's "required reading" for those engaged in or considering a writing partnership!" Carol Nicolay, Ed., DTV and Film Program University of Washington Educational Outreach "Claudia Johnson and Matt Stevens have demystified the marriage of two minds and removed the obvious impediments in this very practical book. They look at reasons for collaborating, finding the right writing partner, dealing with space and time issues, choosing the right project, the co-creating process and the business relationship." ScriptWriter Magazine "If the book does nothing other than remind every writer that they are writing for an audience - whether their writing partner, a potential buyer or that scruffy couple holding hands as they walk into the cinema - it will be worth having on your bookshelf." ScriptWriter Magazine