Question by Seldom Seen: How can I become a screenplay writer / filmmaker?
I am interested in becoming a screenplay writer and a filmmaker. What are some good books to read about these fields?
What are some good trade journals to read?
I want to learn more about the film industry and how it operates.
I would appreciate any advice about this.
Answer by Mellisa
Below are two web sites. The first is to online instructions for writing a screenplay. It looks very thorough.
The second is to a book I highly recommend for anyone wanting to get into filmmaking.
I also recommend taking courses at a local junior college. I have a friend who got his AA degree at the local JC and is now (and has been for that past 20 years) producing some of the top TV shows we all watch on TV every week.
Have fun! It is a fantastic and fun thing to do.
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